Golden Valley Mayor’s Minutes: Election, Housing, and Events
In this Mayor’s Minutes, Golden Valley Mayor Shep Harris discussed the upcoming election, affordable housing in the city, and some upcoming events to remember to put on your calendar.
2023 Elections and Voting
On this November’s ballot, residents will get to vote on a local option sales tax, as well as mayor and two open city council seats.
Candidate filing starts Tuesday, Aug. 1 and runs until Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 5 p.m.
As for the local option sales tax, Mayor Harris states, “If you spent $8 at the grocery store, you’d pay 10 extra cents on that. And hopefully that’s not just for residents, but for people who use our services in our facilities from outside coming into Golden Valley.”
Important Election Dates:
Friday, Sept. 22: Absentee voting begins. Vote by mail or at City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17: Last day to pre-register before the general election.
Saturday, Nov. 4: Absentee voting at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 6: Absentee voting at City Hall ends at 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 7: General election day. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. (Check your polling place.)
Habitat for Humanity is building two new homes in Golden Valley this summer. It’s part of the Home Ownership Program for Equity (HOPE), an organization that provides homeownership opportunities that are affordable to homebuyers with incomes at 60 to 80 percent of area median income.
Fire Recruitment Expo is Saturday, Aug. 5 at 9 a.m.
The Golden Valley Fire Department says they are looking for volunteers to help at the event.
Come to the Brookview Golf Course, grab a cold drink, and enjoy a variety of music performed outdoors on the patio while the sun sets over the golf course.
The concerts takes place Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Performers are as follows:
Aug. 13: Alex Cole
Aug. 20: Watson
Aug. 27: Andy McClure
The market is open on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 8.