After years of hearing citizens and previous city councils inquire about home rule, the current Salida City Council made it a priority to explore the possibility of Salida becoming a Home Rule community. On September 18, 2012, City Council passed on second reading Ordinance 2012-12, initiating the adoption of a home rule charter for the City of Salida and providing for the election of Charter Commission Members. In the ordinance, councilmen called for a special election to be held January 15, 2013. The voters shall cast ballots for or against forming the charter commission and electing charter commission members.
For the Colorado Revised Statute pertaining to Home Rule, follow this link: C.R.S. 31-2-201 through 31-2-225
How do I find out more about Salida’s home rule?
- Home rule will be a major topic discussed at City Council meetings.
- Other public meetings will be held in coming months. The League of Women Voters will host a home rule charter commission candidate forum and discussion Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Council Chambers. Check the City of Salida website, www.cityofsalida.com, and Facebook page for updates.
- The Salida Mountain Mail, Salida Citizen at http://salidacitizen.com/home-rule and other media outlets will periodically cover Salida’s home rule story.
- Call 719-530-2630 or your councilperson for more info.