Monday Night Workshop: The Fate of the Arvada Center and Your First Arvada Parking Ticket

by John Kiljan

Dear CLRC members and friends, 

Where and when will you get your first City of Arvada parking ticket?  Would you be surprised to find it’s at Costco?  And why can’t your daughter have her wedding reception in the Arvada Center?

I find that the most interesting City Council meetings are those that are not normally televised.  They are called workshops and are scheduled at the rate of about two a month.  The public is welcome to attend and listen to what is going on, but there is normally no public comment period — you have to wait for a regular Council meeting for that.   


The workshop this Monday night (November 25th at 6:00 pm in City Hall’s Council Chambers) promises to be particularly interesting.  Officially, no decisions are made during workshops.  Unofficially, the City Staff often gets a lot of direction on how to proceed on major policy issues. 

The two big issues being addressed Monday night are parking restrictions and enforcement in Olde Town, and the go-ahead to turn the Arvada Center over to a soon-to-be-created non-profit foundation.  If you are interested, you should attend.  It will be hard to find out what happened during the workshop otherwise.

And, to everyone, here’s wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving to you and your family from the Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community!


There are lots of additional references for the Arvada Center privatization plans.  Here are a few links to follow.

Let’s start with the Council packet itself, which has an abundance of information on what’s happening and a must-read.  This link is good for a week.

Denver parking enforcement

Denver parking enforcement

It contains both the Arvada Center information and the parking enforcement information as well as information on the other agenda items.  Follow that with these links for the Arvada Center alone:

The Citizens for a Livable Ralston Community regularly posts neighborhood information on its website at as it becomes available.  Or you can friend us on Facebook.  Our Facebook name is “CLRC Arvada”.

John Kiljan, CLRC Notes: 303-423-9875 or

November 23, 2013

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One Response to Monday Night Workshop: The Fate of the Arvada Center and Your First Arvada Parking Ticket

  1. Stan Dyer says:

    I find it very peculiar that the city is addressing the parking problem in Olde Town, but they refuse to address the smoking problem. I have a pretty good idea it’s because they don’t want to disturb business in anyway. If someone gets a parking ticket, they blame the city or the police, but, if they get a smoking ticket, they’ll blame the establishment. Arvada is so transparent.

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