Golden Valley Mayor’s Minutes: New Council Member and Legislative Wins
City Council Appoints Sophia Ginis to Fill Spot Vacated by Kimberly Sanberg’s Resignation
At a special meeting on May 19, the Golden Valley City Council adopted a resolution appointing Planning Commissioner Sophia Ginis to fill the spot vacated by Council Member Kimberly Sanberg’s resignation.
Ginis was most recently the director of community affairs at Metro Transit.
She has served on the city’s planning commission since 2021, and has previously spent time on the board of zoning appeals.
Ginis will officially will be sworn in at the city council meeting on Tuesday, June 6.
Interested in Running for City Office in 2023?
The mayor’s seat, as well as two city council seats, will be open for election this fall.
Residents interested in running for an open seat in the 2023 municipal election can file papers with the city clerk.
Interested parties should stop by the upper level of city hall from August 1st to August 15.
For more details on running for city office, visit Golden Valley’s website.
Residents will get the chance to vote on a local options sales tax this fall.
Golden Valley also received money for the fire station construction projects.
“We’ve got $3.175 million for predesign, design, engineering, and property acquisition for our future fire station,” explained Mayor Harris.
Harris said the city also received nearly $1 million for public safety initiatives.
Construction Projects Coming Soon
Wells Fargo in Golden Valley is moving its offices and there will be some new apartments built in its place.
Additionally, Highway 55 and Douglas Drive will be getting a major facelift this month.
The construction includes an underpass, as well as a redesign of the roundabout at Highway 55 and Douglas Drive. Construction is expected to last through the end of the year.
A new business park will also take shape this summer in the old Optum Health building site.