City Government

Nomination Petitions for Mayor and Council are Available

The November 1, 2011 municipal election will be a coordinated mail ballot election with Chaffee County. Petitions for City Council and Mayor Candidates are now available for potential candidates to begin circulating for signatures. Persons interested in running for office can pick up nomination petitions from the Deputy City Clerk at 448 E 1st St., […]

Mayor’s Monthly Article-Water is Precious

I thought I would share a letter I received from a Salida resident. “I am 82 years old and grew up on a dry land farm during the dust bowl.  Water was carried into and out of the house.  What was unpalatable for humans and cattle was fed to the pigs.  When I got a […]

Presentation Regarding Salida’s Deer Population

Calls regarding problems caused by our urban deer population have become increasingly common at City Hall. Some residents want to see the deer gone from city limits. Others love the deer and encourage them with food and water in their yards. At the next city council meeting, a Department of Wildlife representative will present information […]

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 […]