Administration

Budget Questions Answered

New council woman Melodee Hallett requested some additional information regarding the proposed budget. In line with the City’s goals for transparency, Councilwoman Hallet’s questions followed by staff’s answers (“Q” & “A”) are being made available for all to review.  (Follow up responses or questions and answers are shown indented.) Q: There seems to be an imbalance of other […]

City’s “Document Library” has Financial Information Available

According to our website statistics, very few people access the financial information that is available. But, people do talk about it! For the past several years, details about the budget, actual revenues and disbursements have been published on the City’s website. Anyone interested in City finances can find a great deal of current and historical information including monthly disbursement […]

City of Salida Q3 financial report posted

Have you looked at the financial information available on the City of Salida website? Details about the budget and actual revenues and disbursements have been published on the City’s website as soon as available for the past several years. Anyone with an interest in City finances can find a lot of detail about the City’s […]

2014 Projects Planned

After a series of budget work sessions with the City Council, the list of capital projects planned for 2014 is set. The City’s current financial condition allows for all these projects to be paid with a combination of reserves and current revenue sources, including over $1.5 million in grants. Staff is finalizing project specifications and […]

Proposed 2014 Budget is available for Comment

Council will review the proposed 2014 budget during a special work session at 7:00 am on Tuesday, October 15th. The public hearing and adoption of the budget is scheduled for November 5th during the regular council meeting at 7:00 pm. Separate budgets for the City’s General Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, SteamPlant Event Center Fund, and the […]

Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2014 budget was submitted to the Salida City Council on October 1, 2013. A copy of the proposed budget is available for public inspection at City Hall, located in the Touber Building at 448 E. 1st Street, Suite 112 in Salida. The draft budget documents and a … more […]

Can retailers include sales tax in the price of the item sold?

Only in very few cases is it OK to include sales tax in the price charged to customers. Although governed by the state, this question comes up frequently at the City. We are posting this information for the education of local vendors in an effort to help them be in compliance! The Department of Revenue’s website has … more […]

How can I learn more about City finances?

A lot of financial information is available on this website and is discussed in city council work sessions and regular meetings. In particular, budget work sessions are held in late summer and fall and the annual audit is published late spring or early summer. For more information to understand the city budgets, annual audits and […]

Colorado, Salida municipal government facts & stats

By: Emily Katsimpalis, Administrative Intern and Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk With the regular municipal election approaching and the first day to pick up nomination petitions August 6th, a brief overview of the organizational structure and statistics of municipal government in Salida and Colorado might be useful. The City of Salida has a mayor-council form […]

2014 Budget Requests Solicited

Summer public improvement projects and activities are in full swing at the city. It is also time to start prioritizing projects and activities for next year. Work that could not be completed this year because of timing or funding constraints and any new needs identified will be considered for the 2014 budget. This is a […]

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