Facilities Study Task Force

The Facilities Study Task Force is working with the City’s architectural consultant and a staff steering committee to provide insight and feedback for the facilities study discussion.

Task Force Members

  • Gillian Rosenquist, Council Member, Chair
  • Andy Johnson,
    Planning Commission
  • Sara Barrow
  • Karen Boehne
  • Gary Cohen
  • Marc Meirovitz
  • Becky Sanders
  • Cameron Selmer
  • Kathryn Simpson
  • Brian Smith
  • Tierre Webter

Meeting Day & Time

  • When: 3:30–5:30 pm, third Tuesday of each month
  • Where: Via Cisco WebEx

Minutes & Agendas

Agendas and minutes are posted here as soon as they become available. Minutes remain subject to approval at the next PC meeting.

2020–2021 Meetings

+ Membership

The Task Force is comprised of 10 stakeholders, including:.

  • property owners and renters from different geographic locations within the city with diverse backgrounds and ages and varied tenure in the community
  • business community members representing a large employer, a small business, and an institution or non-profit
  • one City Council and one Planning Commission representative to chair the Task Force and provide a land use perspective.
  • at-large members who do not meet the above criteria or fit into one of the categories but who provide a unique and valuable perspective to the discussion

+ Guiding Principles

  • Establish a framework for long-term development with defined thresholds for periodic investment.
  • Demonstrate to the public the value of each of the key City services.
  • Integrate Golden Valley’s vision, values, and mission into project planning principles.
  • Increase equity in service delivery and in Golden Valley civic workplaces.
  • Use a transparent, well-documented process with open communication, community, and stakeholder dialogue.
  • Demonstrate planning that fulfills City goals for sustainability, resilience, and water and energy efficiency.

+ Goals & Objectives

  • Develop a long-term plan for developing new facilities, relocating public works, and to potentially open a portion of the current site to private investment.
  • Balance implementation with debt management.
  • Build on the guidance of the Downtown Study for development of the NE Quadrant.
  • Keep City Hall downtown to support civic, social, and business activity.
  • Address critical space deficiencies and accommodate projected evolutions of operations and service delivery.
  • Explore co-locations for efficiency, value, and impact.
  • Facilitate Fire Department transition from three-station paid on-call model to a two-station duty crew model for 24/7 service to address facility, operational, and safety deficiencies.
  • Provide support and training spaces to enhance Police Department processing, operations, preparedness, and community outreach.
  • Consolidate Public Works into a single location off site from the Civic Campus to improve efficiency, accommodate contemporary vehicles and equipment, and facilitate service delivery.
  • Establish clear thresholds for phased investment and implementation, prioritized for near-term critical issues and aligned with the long-term vision.
  • Integrate community and stakeholder outreach to inform project goals and priorities.