Changes to the Planning IGA

Changes to the Planning IGA by Dara MacDonald In the Spring of 2008, the City of Salida and Chaffee County entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (“IGA”) that allowed for coordinated land use planning for lands outside of the City of Salida’s boundaries. The purpose of the agreement is to direct growth in a manner that is consistent ... more »

We cannot be a nation ignorant and free

The fathers of the United States of America understood that the government they were creating was an experiment.

Upcoming Community Development Events

Dara MacDonald Community Development Director January 8, 2010 In order to offer education and encourage participation, the City is hosting two upcoming free events that citizens are encouraged to attend. The first is a workshop on the Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation. Steve Turner, Director of the State Historic Fund, will be the keynote speaker at this event ... more »

Water and sewer bills have a new look

Water and sewer customers of the City of Salida will notice their latest bill looks a little different. The City’s fourth quarter billing was prepared using a new “press and seal” machine that eliminated over thirty hours of manual folding, envelope stuffing and sealing. Customers fold and tear off three edges of the bill to open ... more »

Sales tax challenges

The City encourages residents to support local businesses. The City of Salida depends on sales tax. When business is down for our local vendors, the city’s budget for capital investments and operations suffers. This is a major challenge in our financial structure.

City offers electronic payment option

The City of Salida is introducing an automated payment option for water and sewer customers.

Weatherizing older homes

Salida is fortunate to have many turn of the 20th Century homes.

Keep buying local

Although the summer vacation season is drawing to a close, sales taxes for the first month of peak tourism have just been reported. Based on taxes remitted to the City through June, our local businesses saw a decrease of 3.8% in taxable sales compared to a year ago. For the month of June, taxable sales declined 1.87%.

Nearly 700 respond to community survey

A survey can be an effective tool to collect information and opinions that reflect the population of the community. This survey asked for both factual information and opinions from citizens.

Property Maintenance Workshop

Historic Salida Inc., in conjunction with the City of Salida hosted a workshop together on January 17, 2009 in hopes that the information shared would help owners of historic properties make informed decisions concerning maintenance of their property, and when hiring a contractor or tradesperson.

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