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The Salida City Council will hold its next work session at 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 2 in City Council Chambers at the Touber Building.

Salida High School Senior Jessie Rollins, President of the Extraordinary Teen Council and City Council Youth Representative, 2021-2022.  Courtesy image

Leading off the evening will be a brief update by the Extraordinary Teen Council, a program of Family & Youth Initiatives (FYI) whose recurring input to City Council on the concerns of youth has become highly valued.

A major topic on the agenda is a discussion about a proposed new position for an Assistant City Administrator.  While a new position was included in the approved 2022 budget, the position was originally described as one for a Human Resource (HR) Manager and is, as of yet, unfilled.  As currently envisioned, the position has been expanded beyond the core functions of HR to include more attention to policies and services in the areas of sustainability, housing policy and special projects.

In the staff analysis, it was noted that these functions are often the mission of separate departments, where in Salida, resources are provided by interim management fellows, major department heads, and by the Administrator, all of whom are already stretched thin.  Council will be asked to discuss the proposed position description as well as consider the potential compensation package, using a recent market survey.

Image courtesy City of Salida Department of Public Works

Salida Public Works Director David Lady will present the combined departments 2021 annual report, highlighting the accomplishments of the Water, Sewer, Street and Stormwater Divisions. Revenue, Expense, and Capital Project summaries will also be explained along with a look ahead to the busy 2022 Public Works season.

Council will also hear more from the Community Development and Planning Department on the Safe Outdoor Space interim workforce housing initiative.


While public hearings are not held during work sessions, presenters and the public may attend Salida City Council in person. Or, those desiring to listen in real-time (virtually) are asked to please register for the City Council Work Session at After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Featured image: Salida City Council members Dominique Naccarato, Justin Critelli, Mayor Dan Shore Jane Templeton, Alisa Pappenfort and Harald Kasper pictured in April, 2022 work session. Not shown, but attending virtually is Council Member Mike Pollock. Merrell Bergin photo