Facilities Study Task Force
- 3:30 to 5:30 pm
- 3rd Tuesday of each month
- Via Cisco WebEx
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Gillian Rosenquist, Council Member, Chair
- Andy Johnson, Planning Commission
- Sara Barrow, Member
- Karen Boehne, Member
- Gary Cohen, Member
- Marc Meirovitz, Member
- Becky Sanders, Member
- Cameron Selmer, Member
- Kathryn Simpson, Member
- Brian Smith, Member
- Tierre Webter, Member
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.
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
- Demonstrate planning that fulfills City goals for sustainability, resilience, and water and energy efficiency.
- Demonstrate to the public the value of each of the key City services.
- Establish a framework for long-term development with defined thresholds for periodic investment.
- Increase equity in service delivery and in Golden Valley civic workplaces.
- Integrate Golden Valley’s vision, values, and mission into project planning principles.
- Use a transparent, well-documented process with open communication, community, and stakeholder dialogue.
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.