Community Mulch Pile

The Public Works Department is pleased to advise our citizens that a community mulch pile will be established and made available to Salida Residents, starting Saturday May 23, 2015. It will be located at the Marvin Park T-ball field parking lot at Sackett and M Streets. It is available while the supply lasts, and it ... more »

Town Hall Questions Answered

The City Council held a town hall meeting on April 30th during which attendees asked numerous questions of their elected officials and staff members. Due to time constraints and availability of the resources needed, we were not able to answer all the questions during the meeting. This post includes all the unanswered questions and ... more »

Slurry Sealing Streets Throughout the City Wednesday 5/20/2015-Thursday 5/21/2015

The Public Works Department wants to advise our citizens that on Wednesday & Thursday, May 20th and 21st, 2015 ***,we will be slurry sealing certain streets throughout our city. The four (4) streets that will be sealed are: C Street from 1ST Street to 3rd   Street, E Street from Hwy 50 to E. 11th Street, 8th Street from B ... more »

Agenda and Packet Materials for City Council Work Session 5 18 2015

The agenda and packet are now available for the May 18, 2015 City Council Work Session. CityCouncilPacket20150518_Worksession 1. Administrator Review Update 2. Operating Budget Deficit Discussion   more »

Agenda and Packet Materials for City Council Meeting 5 19 2015

The agenda and packet are now available for the May 19, 2015 City Council Meeting. CityCouncilAgenda20150519 CityCouncilPacket20150519

  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Led by Mayor Jim Dickson
  1. CITIZEN PARTICIPATION – 3 minute time limit. Citizen participation is for items not on the agenda and for agenda items that are not scheduled public hearings. ... more »

Employees and Personnel Costs are Most Significant to City Operations

The City’s operating budget is currently under intense review. About 70% of the 2015 General Fund Operating Budget is the cost of personnel. The main purpose of municipal government is to provide public services. Employees working to provide those services are the most significant part of operations. Many employees spend a lot of their ... more »

Temporary Street Closure West 5th -Water Line Repair Wednesday May 13, 2015

The Public Works Department has temporarily closed West 5th between F & G Streets to allow for a water line repair. It is our hope to re open it today, but given the size of the project, it may be necessary to have it closed on Thursday May 14, 2015 as well. Your safety is ... more »

Community Member’s Questions regarding Capital Spending

An email was recently received from a Salida resident with questions regarding discussions heard in the community. City staff is always happy to directly answer questions from community members or visitors. Since others may be interested in this information, we are making it available on the website. Questions: I have heard that the city has a fairly large amount ... more »

A Brief Explanation of Capital Spending

Restrictions on spending City sales tax revenue changed retroactive to January 1st as a result of the recent special election. A total of 54.3% now must be spent on capital items. Sales tax is the primary source of revenue for government services, such as fire and police protection, streets and parks maintenance, recreation and administrative ... more »

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