City Seeks Community Input

The City of Salida wants citizen help in identifying priorities for the community. “As the Planning Commission finalizes the draft of the Comprehensive Plan, we want to include an implementation plan that reflects the priorities of the community and fits within a realistic budget. We want to hear from the community what they feel are the highest priorities for the City to undertake,” stated Community Development Director Dara MacDonald.

In order to gather input, the City has developed a survey reflecting the priorities of the draft comprehensive plan. There are many hard decisions made each year by the City Council which balance the priorities for maintenance and improvements in the city against limited budget funds. The comprehensive plan should serve as a guiding document looking ahead 5 – 10 years. The Council utilizes the comprehensive plan in selecting what projects to pursue and approving the annual budget.

The online survey is available at Paper copies can be filled out at the Salida Regional Library, local coffee shops, the Salida Community Center and City Hall. Printed copies can also be obtained by calling 530-2626. The survey takes about 15 minutes to complete and will be open for three weeks, or until Wednesday, September 22nd.

The Salida Planning Commission has spent the last year developing the draft comprehensive plan. They have sought input through public meetings, advertisements and the 2009 Community Survey. The entire draft plan is available for review on the Comprehensive Plan project page.

Both the survey results and the draft plan will be discussed at an upcoming public meeting to be held Thursday, October 14th at the Salida SteamPlant. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m.