According to Colorado Statute, the purpose of a downtown development authority is as follows: "... serve a public use; will promote the health, safety, prosperity, security, and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof and of the people of this state; will halt or prevent deterioration of property values or structures within central business districts, will halt or prevent the growth of blighted areas within such districts, and will assist municipalities in the development and redevelopment of such districts and in the overall planning to restore or provide for the continuance of the health thereof; and will be of especial benefit to the property within the boundaries of any authority created ..."
The Glendale Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in August 2015.
The City Council appointed six members to serve as the Board of the Authority. The majority of the members of the DDA Board must reside or own property in the DDA area. On August 8, 2017, the City Council appointed two members of the Board to a term expiring June 30, 2020, and two members for terms expiring June 30, 2021. Two members of the Board are members of the City Council, who are to serve on the Board at the pleasure of the City Council.
Rich Gilman, Chairperson, to 6/30/2021 Barret O'Brien, Vice Chairperson, to 6/30/2020 Jeff Allen, to 6/30/2021 Craig Aniszewski, to 6/30/2020 Storm Gloor, City Council Member Doris Rigoni, City Council Member
The officers of the Authority are the Chairperson and Vice Chairperson, as well as:
Jerry Peters, City Manager -- Executive Director Chuck Line, Deputy City Manager -- Deputy Director Linda Cassaday, Deputy City Manager and Finance Director -- Treasurer Veronica Marvin, City Clerk -- Secretary
Carolynne White from the law firm of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck was appointed as Legal Counsel to the Downtown Development Authority.