Durango City Council

Durango mayor pledges to rebuild trust, open dialogue with residents

Some Durango residents have criticized city government for not adhering to the will of the people; City Councilor Melissa Youssef acknowledged as much in her first address as mayor. But city...

DATE: April 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxter and Noseworthy join City Council; Youssef becomes mayor

Durango City Council welcomed two new members and appointed a new mayor and a new mayor pro tempore Tuesday, as longtime councilors Sweetie Marbury and Dick White step off the dais. Kim Baxter, 62,...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marbury and White leave Durango City Council after eight years

Sweetie Marbury and Dick White have spent nearly every Tuesday evening for the past eight years in their seats at Durango City Hall. Tonight, they step off the dais for the last time. The two-term...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango encourages resident-led redevelopment approach

Durango voters worried about the condition of a neighborhood and how it may affect property values have an avenue through the city to encourage economic redevelopment through private-public...

DATE: April 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

In split vote, Durango City Council approves sign code amendments

A split Durango City Council approved sign code amendments allowing for temporary, portable signs, including sandwich boards and banners, Tuesday night on a 3-2 vote. Mayor Sweetie Marbury and...

DATE: April 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Baxter and Noseworthy win seats on City Council

Durango voters chose Kim Baxter and Barbara Noseworthy to join City Council, filling seats being vacated by two term-limited councilors who have spent eight years on the board. Baxter, a...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango residents have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to return election ballots

It’s election day, and Durango voters have until 7 p.m. to cast ballots for two new city councilors and a proposed sales tax increase. Of the approximately 12,000 registered voters in Durango,...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to help church with solutions to homelessness

The city of Durango is engaging with a local faith-based organization to inform the community of the efforts in La Plata County to get housing for people who don’t have it, city officials said....

DATE: March 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango approves change to allow permanent supportive housing to help homeless

Durango City Council established a legal framework Tuesday to permit permanent supportive housing in city limits, an amendment to land-use codes that will allow developers to build affordable...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council candidates raise, spend money leading up to April election

Money can mean a lot to a political campaign – it buys campaign materials and advertisements and often offers insight to how much support candidates have. But local elections are a bit different,...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Municipal elections are supposed to be nonpartisan. Are they?

By law, Durango City Council elections are nonpartisan, meaning candidates don’t identify as Republican or Democrat on the ballot. But political identities often influence ideas about how to...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council candidates explain how to make Durango grow

It’s up to City Council to decide how, and in what ways, Durango will evolve. And council candidates differ on what that evolution may look like and what the city government’s role in that should...

DATE: March 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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