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Mutual Respect Needed

Column by Mayor Rose- It is not amusing that it takes children or young adults to point out our folly. In a Mountain Mail article titled “BLM hears comments on OTR” a Salida High School student, Mariah Mendicino, said she was “Saddened by lack of respect she has witnessed between supporters … more »

Police Chief issues reminder about Leash Laws

Recent attacks prompted this reminder from Police Chief Terry Clark. The law requires people to keep dogs leashed while out in public at all times. The reason for the leash law is to protect people and the other dogs from attacks. Over the last three years our numbers of vicious dog calls have increased by thirty percent. Dog bites can be very dangerous to people and other animals, so please put the leash on when you take your dog for walks or rides.

Historic Preservation Commission Unveils Revised Design Guidelines for Downtown

The Salida Historic Preservation Commission (“HPC”) has been in existence since July, 2002. The Commission was created by the City Council to protect the historic integrity of the Downtown Salida Historic District. In order to accomplish this goal, the HPC undertakes a variety of duties including reviewing development applications for exterior changes, providing … more »

City Finance Update

Requests for funding community projects are being accepted for the 2011 budget process although little, if any, funding will be available. The City has been accused of doing nothing to “tighten the belt” on spending during the current economic times. This simply is not true. Community projects are just one area likely to be affected next year.