Salida Mountain Trails called for volunteers to help build singletrack on Saturday, December 6, 2008. We had a great turnout and our energetic volunteers helped build 1000 feet of new trail. Lots of progress is being made thanks to enthusiastic support from the people of Chaffee County!
The City and County are working together to create a transportation plan for the area around Salida so that as we grow, we ensure quality, well-connected transportation infrastructure is constructed. If you would like to help avoid poor transportation designs in the future, please attend a public meeting Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. at the Salida SteamPlant in the Riverside Annex building.
Salida Recreation will transport skiers and boarders to and from Monarch every Saturday until mid-March.
Salida Recreation features a number of winter events and opportunities, including the Monarch ski bus, a Parents’ Night Out and a ski trip to Breckenridge.
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Surprise ending to debate over 2B ends with council approving enacting the new, voter-approved occupational lodging tax at $2.50 for the first year, then $4.82 starting in 2010.
The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Salida Concerts Inc. was founded as a nonprofit in 1982 to locally produce what has become a six-week concert series in Held Auditorium at Salida High School and one concert in Buena Vista.
Historic Salida Inc. is a nonprofit organization of volunteers interested in preserving Salida’s downtown historic buildings and other historic structures in the city.
Salida Mountain Trails has created a new trail for non-motorized users on property owned by Salida near Tenderfoot Mountain. Tentatively known as “Little Rattler”, the trail is the result of a partnership with the City and the culmination of a process which strives to include all trail users and land stakeholders.
Don Jackson, owner of Salida Super 8 offers his perspective on 2B on the day of the scheduled vote to set the rate at which the ballot initiative will be enacted.
All Regular City Council Meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month, 6:00 p.m. (Changing in 2009 to the first and third Tuesdays.)
Council packet for December 1, 2008
City Council Agenda December 1,
[The pool] was a decisive factor in our decision to relocate here last February. The warm waters provided excellent exercise and therapy as well as a place to meet new friends. The staff and other swimmers welcomed us into Salida with smiles as warm as the waters.
Most public discussion about 2B has focused on the local tourism economy. Little, if any, discussion has considered the impact of the different rates on the city’s capacity to fund improvements to recreation and cultural amenities as earmarked in the new tax.
City officials face balancing the “will of the people” against lodgers’ fears of adverse impacts to their businesses, local tourism industry and tourism marketing.
Representative of the City of Salida and the lodging community continue to try to hammer out an accord over enactment of the city’s new voter-approved occupational lodging tax.
The Citizen provides a snapshot of key stakeholders views and quotes on 2B.
A chronology of events leading up to Salida’s ballot measure 2B, creating an occupational lodging tax to fund recreation and cultural resources.