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Wastewater Safety Award, Project Update

The City of Salida Wastewater Treatment Plant Project has been advertised for bids. A mandatory pre-bid meeting was held at 10:00 A.M. on November 5, 2010 at City Hall and then at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  There were 7 contractors in attendance, with a total of 24 people.  Bids will be received by the City […]

Zoning in the Salida Municipal Planning Area

As many people are aware Chaffee County has been working on revisions to the zoning code for several years. As that work progresses, a necessary step is to examine the zoning throughout the County. Each of the municipalities in the county has been asked to make recommendations on the zoning in the areas surrounding their […]

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.

Come learn about economic development, jobs, and the Chaffee County economy

Chaffee County undergoes an assessment approximately every five years to determine economic development projects and priorities. The Southern Colorado Economic Development District (SCEDDS), which is a part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is required to formulate a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy for each of the twelve counties within the District. The process, known as […]

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 […]

Fall events at the SteamPlant

An Evening of Movies & Inspiration…tonight from 7-10 p.m. Telluride MountainFilm on Tour and dZi Foundation presents films from the Telluride Mountainfilm festival, featuring outdoor adventure, mountaineering and environmental and social messages. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Salida Mountain Sports and the SteamPlant box office. This year the ArtWorks Registry Show, Valley […]

Comprehensive Plan Workshop

Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Thursday, October 14th. On this evening there will be a public workshop to discuss the draft Salida Comprehensive Plan and the results of the recent priorities survey. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the SteamPlant Ballroom, 220 W. Sackett Ave. Public participation is … more […]

Placement of Election Signs

Now that election season is upon us the City would like to remind citizens to be mindful of the placement of election related signs. Election signs may be displayed on private property but are not allowed in the public right-of-way. Remember that in the City of Salida, private property begins on the house … 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 […]

Be an informed voter

Fall remains my favorite time of year.  The beauty that is Chaffee County grabs the eye and the heart as the light makes its seasonal change.   Fall is also the season for elections.  Locally the most important issue on the ballot is 3A.  3A asks voters in the Salida R 32 J School District to approve a bond […]

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