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The Salida City Council will host their regular meeting at 6:00 p.m. on October 5 where they will entertain the final reading and public hearing of Ordinance 2021-15. If approved, this ordinance would amend Chapter 6 and Chapter 16 of the Salida Municipal Code concerning short-term rentals. After the ordinance’s first reading, it was sent to the planning commission where they made suggestions for council to discuss.

Council will also host the first, final and public hearing for Ordinance 2021-16. If approved, this ordinance would extend the temporary moratorium on the submission, acceptance, processing and approval of any application for a short-term rental license and declare an emergency.

On July 20 via Ordinance 2021-11, City Council imposed a three-month moratorium, or temporary halt, on the issuance of new or transferred STR licenses to give staff, Planning Commission and City Council the opportunity to analyze and review various options and solutions to address the shortage of housing, as well as evaluate the impacts of short-term rental units on affordability and availability.

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Ordinance 2021-15, amending the City’s short-term rental regulations, becomes effective on November 8, while the three-month STR moratorium expires on October 20, 2021. Currently staff recommend the moratorium be extended until November 8, 2021.

At the end of the session, Council will review progress and next steps in the City of Salida municipal logo selection process.  Council may adopt a new logo or choose further refinement.

City Council meetings continue to allow in-person attendance, primarily for purposes of conducting public hearings. The city still requests that those wishing to testify should plan to do so via the GoToWebinar platform or by email or letter.

Anyone who is unvaccinated and who wants to provide testimony must wear a face mask and remain at least six feet away from others both inside and outside of the Council Chambers.’

To watch the meeting virtually, click here.