City Government

Public Forums Scheduled to Discuss Possible Sales Tax Revenue Ballot Initiatives

The Chaffee County Commissioners will be holding two Town Forums to discuss the Sales Tax Revenue Ballot Initiative. These forums will be held at the Chaffee County Fair Grounds on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. and the Buena Vista Community Center in the Pinon Room on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. more »

Mayor Warns Citizens of Upcoming Water Bills

We have just ended the first quarter of 2011.  During this quarter our water rates have significantly increased.  The residential water bill you will receive in the first week of July will reflect a price hike of about 50%.  This increase of water rates was passed at the end of 2010. The decision to increase […]

Mayor Answers Questions about NRC

Over the past eight months there have been a lot of questions regarding the Natural Resource Center 63-20 proposal. This monologue has been typically speculative. Until about 2 weeks ago the 63-20 was under a Forest Service imposed non disclosure agreement as were all the other developers that offered proposals for the Forest Service office […]

Mayor Explains Water Rate Increase

In the middle of March a hand written letter was left for me at Salida City Hall. In this letter a Salida resident, who has lived here for twenty years, expressed her concern that the rise in water rates would create a situation where she and her husband might have to leave the City. … more […]

Bring in the Sunshine

I appreciate the articles and comments regarding Sunshine Week. As a reminder Sunshine Week was the Florida’s press response to State of Florida legislation that would broaden the situations that public access could be blocked by the state. Watergate and the Teapot Dome Scandal are just two of hundreds of public official’s … more »

Money from 2A and 2B

Mayor’s Article March 4, 2011—- I am going to focus on just one topic, that topic being how capital improvements and operating expenses are linked and the impact that linkage has on government expenses. Simply stated, capital improvements are new things. Operating expenses mostly go to the personnel that monitor, maintain … more »

Council’s Use of Roberts Rules of Order

By Mayor Rose The acceptance of how we are, individually and as members of a group, has been one of the things I have clearly learned as the Mayor of Salida. As I have stated over and over again, the City Council, in our personal beliefs, is an amazingly accurate representation of the views of […]

Mayor’s New Year’s Article

Happy New Year to everyone of Salida’s citizens and friends.  2010 was surely a wild ride with many months of reduced revenue and a sudden turn around to where we will actually added to the City’s unrestricted reserves.  However, a larger question looms.  How will  federal, state and county deficits effect our small municipality?  The […]

Mayor’s Thanksgiving Thoughts

I would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.   It is the perfect moment to give thanks for the incredible possibilities the world offers us.  For myself, it is a time to focus on appreciating the good things life in this country affords me and to re -commit to improving the life of those less […]

Election Season

My wife and I have done a fair bit of travel in Colorado over the past month.  Turning on the television in the hotel reminded me of the benefits our family derives from not having a television in the house.  It also reinforced the absurdity of our election process. Juxtaposed with the viewing of election […]

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