Bring in the Sunshine

I appreciate the articles and comments regarding Sunshine Week. As a reminder Sunshine Week was the Florida’s press response to State of Florida legislation that would broaden the situations that public access could be blocked by the state. Watergate and the Teapot Dome Scandal are just two of hundreds of public official’s ... more »

Water Rates Will Increase April 1st

Council approved a water rate increase that will go into effect April 1, 2011. For well over a year now, we have discussed the need to increase water rates to keep up with costs. The fund is not breaking even and reserves are depleted. Water service is provided to residents and property owners in Salida through ... more »

Spring Fire Safety

As many you witnessed a couple of weeks ago, it appears the spring fire season is already upon us. While we watch the snow fall on the mountains around us, the valley has seen little significant moisture this winter. This newspaper said in an article earlier this week there had been below average moisture for ... more »

Rates to be increased for water service

A revised water rate study recently completed by the city’s engineering firm Schmueser Gordon Meyer (SGM) is now available for review. The draft study, which was made available on March 1st, indicated rates are well below the required level to pay for the cost of the plant and water system. Alternatives for increasing rates will be considered by the ... more »

Money from 2A and 2B

Mayor's Article March 4, 2011---- I am going to focus on just one topic, that topic being how capital improvements and operating expenses are linked and the impact that linkage has on government expenses. Simply stated, capital improvements are new things. Operating expenses mostly go to the personnel that monitor, maintain ... more »

Advertisement for Boards and Commissions

THE CITY OF SALIDA IS SEEKING BOARD MEMBERS The City currently has vacancies for the Board of Adjustment, Board of Appeals and the Historic Preservation Commission. We are seeking a number of Salida residents to volunteer their time, energy, and enthusiasm to serve on these boards. Applications are available at City Hall or on the ... more »

Re-writing the Salida Municipal Code

The City has begun a project to re-write the Salida Municipal Code. The primary goals of this project are two-fold – increase the relevance of the code by removing obsolete regulations and improve the city’s operating efficiency. Before approving the 2011 budget, the City Council asked staff to review the work performed in each department. We ... more »

Council’s Use of Roberts Rules of Order

By Mayor Rose The acceptance of how we are, individually and as members of a group, has been one of the things I have clearly learned as the Mayor of Salida. As I have stated over and over again, the City Council, in our personal beliefs, is an amazingly accurate representation of the views of ... more »

Police Officers’ charge of excessive force unfounded

Salida Police Department January 11, 2011 The Salida Police Department and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have concluded their investigation of two Salida officers concerning allegations of using excessive force and failure to report.  The original report date was December 2, 2010.  CBI conducted the investigation and forwarded its findings to the 11th Judicial District ... more »

More Phone Scams in Salida

From Chief Clark, City of  Salida Police Department. On January 12, 2011 our department received a phone call from a local citizen who reported a suspicious phone call, which she believed to be a scam. The Salida resident told us that a caller identified himself with the “National Medical Service” and proceeded to tell her about how ... more »

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