Administration

Colorado, Salida municipal government facts & stats

By: Emily Katsimpalis, Administrative Intern and Audrey Gilpin, Deputy City Clerk With the regular municipal election approaching and the first day to pick up nomination petitions August 6th, a brief overview of the organizational structure and statistics of municipal government in Salida and Colorado might be useful. The City of Salida has a mayor-council form […]

2014 Budget Requests Solicited

Summer public improvement projects and activities are in full swing at the city. It is also time to start prioritizing projects and activities for next year. Work that could not be completed this year because of timing or funding constraints and any new needs identified will be considered for the 2014 budget. This is a […]

Utility Bills to be Mailed July 1st

Due to our software system conversion, second quarter water and sewer bills will be printed a day behind schedule.  Customers should expect to receive their bills no later than the end of next week (or by July 5th). If you have any questions, please give us a call at 719-530-2622 or email utilities@cityofsalida.com. more »

Utility Billing will switch to new Software System

For the past several months, City of Salida employees have been working to implement a new “enterprise” software system from Tyler Technologies. The project encompasses many aspects of the City’s operations, and specific software applications are gradually being phased into service. The next major step will be using the new system to produce the … more […]

Creative District Branding Initiative Request for Proposal

City of Salida Creative District Branding Initiative Request for Proposal   To all prospective Bidders: The City of Salida is soliciting proposals to assist the City in preparing a comprehensive branding initiative for the Salida Creative District. The firm or individual should have experience in solid market research (both qualitative and quantitative), strategic planning, corporate […]

UP Signs Lease for New Parking Lot

UP Signs Lease for New Parking Lot

The parking lot on Union Pacific Railroad property at the end of F Street is expected to be open for use by Memorial Day weekend, May 25. City staff received the signed lease April 15 from Union Pacific (UP) officials. Approximately 60 parking spaces will be available, including four to five over-sized lots. Planned improvements […]

City Council Work Session Packet for March 19

The memo and information packet for the March 19 City Council Work Session are now available here. more »

2012 Financial Audit Completed

March has been a busy month at city hall for the finance team as we finished closing the books for 2012 and completed all the work involved with having the books audited. An annual audit is required of local governments by the Colorado Revised Statutes. The goal of this requirement is to provide assurance for […]

Moving Forward As A Community

Dara MacDonald, City Administrator Here in Salida our fiscal health and investment in infrastructure remains strong.  The City Council continues to reduce debt obligations and build reserves.  At the same time the city has been able to invest in infrastructure for the long-term benefit of the community.  Revenues for business are up as reflected in […]

City Budget Available

The 2013 City of Salida budget is available to the public on the City’s website at https://cityofsalida.com/_site/wp-content/uploads/2013-Budget-Package.pdf. Jan Schmidt, city finance director, said Salida’s current financial condition is in pretty good shape overall. “This is mostly due to growth in sales tax revenue and a tight rein on spending,” she said. Schmidt said the 2013 […]