Durango City Council

New tax question for Durango voters is unlikely in April

Durango city councilors suggested Tuesday they won’t ask voters to approve a property tax increase in April and discussed instead the possibility of reapportioning parks and recreation funding to...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Businesses may not be able to put signs on sidewalks

Businesses may not be allowed to put out temporary signs in the public right-of-way because of safety issues, the Durango City Council and Planning Commission agreed Tuesday. Councilors and...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 15 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango seeks public comment on allowing ADUs in new areas

The city of Durango is seeking feedback on a plan to allow single-family homeowners to build and rent out apartments on their properties in new areas of town. The new rules could apply to...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango taxpayers: Redirect parks and rec funds

Previously approved tax increases for city parks, open space and recreational facilities may have contributed to voters rejecting ballot issue 2A on Nov. 6. The city of Durango’s tax increase...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council wants to hear from residents: What didn’t you like about proposed tax increase?

Durango City Council is hosting a series of meetings to hear from residents about why they rejected ballot measure 2A. Ballot measure 2A – which asked residents to raise property and sales taxes to...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango rules on homelessness ‘starting a battle’

Durango is starting a battle – at least that’s how Donna Mae Baukat, co-founder and executive director of Community Compassion Outreach Inc., sees it. The city’s adversary: people without homes....

DATE: Nov. 16, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Denied a tax increase, city of Durango re-evaluates priorities

Durango city councilors on Tuesday said they plan to spend the next six months figuring out how to stabilize the general fund after voters rejected a property and sales tax increase that would have...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango plans to leave council of governments, saving $36,000

The city of Durango has plans to leave a council of governments it once helped form, reducing a burden on an already strapped general fund. “I couldn’t justify it,” said Ron LeBlanc, city manager....

DATE: Nov. 8, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City considering an increase to fees for utilities, cleanups

Durango residents will likely start paying more next year for spring and fall cleanups on their monthly utility bills. The charge for the biannual service is expected to go up from $1.50 per month...

DATE: Nov. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | 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

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