Administration

Request for Proposals – Occupational Tax Compliance Audits

The City of Salida requests sealed proposals for auditing the tax revenue compliance of lodgers operating within the City for reporting periods during 2009 and 2010. Scope of Services. A contract for professional services shall be awarded for a firm to perform audit specifically designed to ensure lodgers’ compliance with occupation taxes assessed by the City. […]

Budget Constraints Challenge City Staff to Review Services Provided

The annual budget process is nearing completion. Earlier this week the public hearing for the proposed 2011 budget was continued until the November 16th council meeting. At that time we expect City Council to finalize the document that essentially becomes our operating plan for the coming year. Even without the severe reduction in revenue faced in this election, the City has difficult choices on how to allocate available funds. Over the next several months, staff will evaluate services provided to residents and visitors and will propose changes.

Expectations for the level of basic public services and quality of life amenities are not the same for all citizens. As we continue to evaluate what services we provide and where we spend taxpayer dollars, we welcome your input.

Notice of Budget

Notice is hereby given that a proposed 2011 budget has been submitted to the Salida City Council. 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 proposed budget was presented at the regular … more »

Election Information

As a follow up post to Mayor Rose’s column last week I would like to encourage citizens to attend the upcoming forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters in Salida and Buena Vista over the next three weeks. All forums are from 7-9 PM. Also, the statewide ballot issues affecting local finances are also of utmost interest … more […]

How do I register my dog / cat with the City?

The City of Salida no longer requires dog or cat licenses. A voluntary registration program is available through the Arkansas Valley Humane Society if you wish to register your pet. Being included in AVHS’s database can help reconnect you with your pet in the event he or she is ever lost. The City’s registration requirement was […]

City Finance Update

Requests for funding community projects are being accepted for the 2011 budget process although little, if any, funding will be available. The City has been accused of doing nothing to “tighten the belt” on spending during the current economic times. This simply is not true. Community projects are just one area likely to be affected next year.

City of Salida Receives Favorable Decision on Lawsuit

City of Salida receives favorable decision on the Plaintiffs’ First Claim for Relief in the lawsuit with the Salida Visitor Group, Don Jackson and Elizabeth Kudasik: The City of Salida received very good news that it has prevailed on the First Claim for Relief in the suit filed against it by Don Jackson, Elizabeth Kudasik […]

City offers reminders about local licenses required

At this time the City of Salida does not have a general business license, but we do have Liquor Licenses, Special Events Liquor Permits, Peddlers, Solicitors, and Transient Merchants licenses, Arborist licenses, and Animal licenses. This article provides guidance for compliance with local licensing requirements.

County-Wide Sales Tax Informational Meeting Scheduled

An informational meeting regarding the proposed county-wide sales tax is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22nd, from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at the SteamPlant Ballroom.

New Website

Welcome to the new website for the municipal government of Salida, Colorado. This article provides some tips for navigating the site and finding the information you need.

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