Durango City Council

Durango aims to allow more accessory dwelling units

Homeowners in Crestview, Riverview, Hillcrest and other areas of Durango may soon be able to build accessory dwelling units as part of a city effort to increase affordable housing. Durango City...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

ACLU takes aim at Durango’s camping ban

The American Civil Liberties Union sent a strongly worded letter to the city of Durango, urging the city to suspend enforcement of its camping ban in light of the recent decision to close the only...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to ask voters to approve tax increase in November

Durango city councilors Tuesday unanimously approved asking voters for an $8.7 million tax increase request when they go to the polls in November. The increases would pay for general city services,...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council reaches consensus on likely tax question

Durango City councilors informally agreed Tuesday to ask voters to approve a property and a sales tax increase in November. The increases could raise about $7.5 million in 2019 for general city...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango crafts wording for tax increase proposal on November ballot

Durango city councilors began crafting the wording for a potential tax-increase question on the November ballot. At a work session Tuesday, councilors suggested general wording be refined to be as...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango’s sit-lie ordinance has so far netted few offenders

A new ordinance prohibiting people from sitting or lying on Durango sidewalks may be accomplishing its goal: putting a stop to the behavior. After the ordinance went in effect June 19, Durango...

DATE: Aug. 2, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police end homeless camp protest

The number of homeless campers has dwindled drastically at a site near Greenmount Cemetery since Durango police forced some protesting residents to leave earlier this week. About 10 residents...

DATE: July 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Survey finds support for tax hike in Durango

Durango residents generally support a sales tax increase over a property tax hike to address the city’s long-term budget needs. The results of a statistically valid survey found that 58 percent of...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council: Homeless camp rules must be upheld

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday rules governing the homeless camp at Greenmount Cemetery must be upheld. “If you can’t agree to them, then you need to leave. That is real life,” Mayor Sweetie...

DATE: July 24, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire, construction hurt Lake Nighthorse revenue

The 416 Fire and boat ramp reconstruction are likely responsible for lower-than-expected visitation and revenue at Lake Nighthorse this summer. The lake has generated about $60,123, and the city...

DATE: July 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council must weigh tax question during down tourist season

In the middle of a tough tourist season, Durango City Council is considering whether to place a tax increase on the November ballot. The results of a statistically valid survey, mailed out to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Funding delayed for long-term plan to address homelessness

Long-term plans to address homelessness may be delayed as a result of uncertain budget impacts to local governments stemming from the 416 Fire. The city of Durango and La Plata County are bracing...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News