Voters Approve Salida Crossings
LiVecchi/Brown Referendum Fails
52% turnout, high for a special election, defeats a referendum by former mayor Jim LiVecchi and former councilman Hal Brown against the Salida Crossings planned development, approved in the spring of 2018, that will provide mixed use commercial and residential units, including deed-restricted workforce units, in a three building complex at 1520 Highway 50.
2250 Salidans voted in the September 25, 2018 Special Election, approving the Salida Crossings project, 1196 to 1038.
The voters also approved all other measures placed on the ballot by City Council with the exception of converting the office of city treasurer from an elected position, which it was, to an appointed position. The votes were as follows
- Question A: Local authority to provide high-speed internet passed, 1879 to 339.
- Question B: To change City Clerk from an elected to an appointed position passed, 1130 to 1020.
- Question C: To change City Treasurer from an elected to an appointed position failed, 1022 to 1031.
- Question D: To allocate up to 10% of the 3% sales tax to the Economic Development Fund passed, 1230 to 950.
- Question E: To authorize transfer of marijuana business licenses passed, 1222 to 969.
Salida Special Election Approaches
VOTE on or before September 25, 2018.
Ballots must be returned to the Salida City Hall, 448 E 1st St., Salida, CO 81201, either by mail or in person.
These are six issues that are submitted to the voters for approval:
Ballot Question #1: To approve the planned development for Salida Crossings at 1520 Hwy 50.
Ballot Question A: To restore local authority of the City of Salida to provide high-speed internet without increasing taxes.
Ballot Question B: To change the office of Salida City Clerk from an elected to an appointed position.
Ballot Question C: To change the office of Salida City Treasurer from an elected to an appointed position.
Ballot Question D: To allow the City of Salida to allocate up to 10% of its 3% sales tax to the Economic Development Fund.
Ballot Question E: To authorize the transfer of the city marijuana business licenses.
VOTE in the September 25, 2018 Special Election
A key issue is Ballot Question #1, the Salida Crossings Planned Development on Hwy 50 that provides mixed use commercial and residential condominiums including both low-income affordable housing and market priced units. The present Council has approved the project while the former mayor has, through a referendum petition, caused the project to be first approved by the voters to go forward.
Vote – Be Part of the Solution
One Salida Issue Committee supports a YES vote on Ballot Issue #1, approving the Salida Crossings Planned Development. Go to the One Salida Issue Committee page for more information.