City Government

Special Meeting July 2, 2012

Salida City Councilmen will meet at 5:30 p.m. July 2 for a special meeting followed by an executive session. Please follow this link for the agenda: https://cityofsalida.com/_site/wp-content/uploads/CityCouncilAgenda20120702_Special-Meeting.pdf more »

Mayor Addresses Fire Ban

By Don Stephens, Mayor of Salida Monday evening City Council enacted an emergency ordinance restricting any use or sales of fireworks, and any open fires within the city limits, including but not limited to charcoal fires and cigarette smoking.  Basically, anything other than propane grills are simply not to be used outdoors. Extremely dry conditions […]

Minutes 06-05-2012

Minutes from the June 5 City Council Regular Meeting have been approved. Follow this link to see them: Minutes more »

Agenda and Packet for June 19

The City Council Agenda and Packet for the June 19 meeting are available by following these links: Agenda – June 19. Packet – June 19. A limited number of printed agendas will be available at the meeting. If you’d like a printed packet, please contact Audrey Gilpin at audrey.gilpin@cityofsalida.com. more »

In Progress: Land Use Code Update

The City Council has been diligently working to update the Salida Municipal Code over the past year.  The final chapter remaining is Chapter 16, “Land Use and Development”.  The Council will be reviewing a number of policy questions during their morning work session beginning at 8:30 on Tuesday, February 21st at the City Council Chambers […]

City Announces New Deputy City Clerk

Audrey Gilpin has been selected to serve as the new Deputy City Clerk for the City of Salida, Interim City Administrator Dara MacDonald announced Friday. Starting with the City in November 2011, Gilpin has served as the administrative assistant as well as acting deputy city clerk. Previously, Gilpin was a reporter for The Mountain Mail. […]

Local Participation Leads to Change

The most common question I get asked is, “Why did you want to be Mayor?”  It’s not a simple question to answer at first, but with a little rumination, I realized I ran for Mayor because I learned that a person could most affect their world when they participate at the local level.  In five […]

Salida Wins Starburst Award

The City of Salida received a Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Award Nov. 15 for its excellent use of lottery funds in completing the Arkansas River Whitewater Park and Greenway project. Dara MacDonald, interim city administrator, said riverside improvements include four whitewater ‘play holes’, a climbing wall, public restrooms, improved access to the river, an outdoor […]

Chuck Rose Thanks Salida Citizens

I would like to thank citizens of the City of Salida for the honor of being their Mayor for the past four years.  As my final term comes to a close,  the belief that our form of government does allow one  to  make a difference at a local level remains.  I feel that democracy is […]

Mayor’s Monthly Article

‘DO UNTO OTHERS AS WE WOULD  WISH OTHERS TO DO UNTO US’   “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?  If I am only for myself, what am I?”  These are the words of the Hebraic scholar Hillel.  He lived from 70 BC to about 10 AD. His aforementioned statement can be […]