What’s In a Budget?

In simple terms, a budget is a financial plan that identifies the stuff we want and how we will pay for it. “We” is the community. “Wants” are always more than the amount of money available, so we need to make choices. The discretionary part of the budget should fund what Salida citizens think is ... more »

Salida Fire Collecting Donations for Fireworks

Salida, CO—The City of Salida Fire Department will be out crisscrossing Salida streets in their fire trucks this Saturday, June 27 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. They will be accepting donations to support the Independence Day fireworks display. Please be aware that the fire truck sirens will be on and may startle children or pets.   The ... more »

Are You Helping Control Administrative Costs?

Never get a late charge again by signing up for ACH payments! ACH processing is a much more efficient way to process payments and saves the City money. We started giving customers an option to sign up for ACH in 2009. Gradually, the number of customers signed up has grown to almost 800! That's nearly one-quarter ... more »

Public is Invited to Community Budget Priority Meeting

Salida, CO –The City of Salida invites all Salida citizens to attend a Community Budget Priority Meeting to share ideas and priorities for the 2016 City Budget.  The meeting will be held Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Salida SteamPlant, 220 W Sackett Avenue, Salida. The meeting will provide an ... more »

Weekly City News – Chief Terry Clark

Greetings from the Salida Police Department.  Summer is officially here and the Arkansas River is running at very high levels. This is FIBArk week and it looks to be a very good one. I wanted to talk about a few issues that occur during this season, possibly help avoid problems for all who enjoy the ... more »

H Street Phase II Update

Avalanche Excavating has completed the water main replacement on H Street between 8th and 12th Streets.  All homes on H Street between 8th and 12th Streets are now connected to the newly installed water main. Over the next two weeks construction crews will connect H Street homes and businesses between 12th and 16th Streets to ... more »

Agenda for City Council Work Session 6 16 2015

The agenda is now available for the June 16, 2015 City Council Work Session. (5:30 p.m.) CityCouncilAgenda20150616_Worksession

  1. School District Bus Barn Discussion (Darryl Webb & Jeff Chamberlin)
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Budget Work Session Scheduled for June 15

The second 2016 budget work session will be held on Monday, June 15th, with the primary goal of confirming major streets capital projects to be completed. Although the budget will not be officially adopted for months, the City needs to proceed with engineering and design work in order to take the projects out to bid ... more »