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 »

Information about Water and Sewer Bills

Water and sewer bills for the fourth quarter (October to December 2010) were mailed at the first of the year. The Salida Utilities section of our website contains information for water and sewer customers. If you have questions about your bill, the illustrations posted under Frequent Questions may help explain the different components of your bill. ... more »

Mayor’s New Year’s Article

Happy New Year to everyone of Salida’s citizens and friends.  2010 was surely a wild ride with many months of reduced revenue and a sudden turn around to where we will actually added to the City’s unrestricted reserves.  However, a larger question looms.  How will  federal, state and county deficits effect our small municipality?  The ... more »

Salida Celebrates Success in 2010

The citizens of Salida have much to celebrate this holiday season. Despite the sluggish economy the City has continued to provide a high level of basic services and to complete a number of exciting projects and improvements around the City in 2010. City staff would like to take a few moments to list ... more »

Budget Shortfalls Avoided

Those who have followed the public meetings and articles about the city budget may have picked up conflicting messages. Earlier this year, we expected a shortfall for 2010. Budget work sessions for 2011 led off with similar concerns. Recently, we discussed how much reserves will increase and future resources will be freed up after final ... more »

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