Durango City Council

Durango leaders express support for new homeless camp

Durango City Council agreed Tuesday to offer resources for a temporary homeless camp established last week by La Plata County government south of downtown Durango. La Plata County commissioners...

DATE: Sept. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ends contract with City Manager Ron LeBlanc

Durango City Council decided Tuesday to terminate City Manager Ron LeBlanc’s contract, ending his 12-year tenure, and appointed Assistant City Manager Amber Blake to serve in the interim position....

DATE: Sept. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango to revisit rate structure for water, sewer fees

Durango city councilors want more information from city staff about how utility funds are spent before committing to changing water and sewer rates. The city is exploring ways to raise money to...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango library gets money for new ‘digital backbone’

The Durango Public Library’s digital-information backbone is weak, almost to the point of breaking, but city staff said it didn’t have money to replace it, until now. City staff said this week it...

DATE: Sept. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council questions proposed increases to water, sewer rates

Durango City Council discussed proposed changes to water and sewer rates for almost two hours Tuesday night without making a final decision, after staff suggested fees for each be raised to address...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council agrees: More nonprofit support is needed

Durango City Council may recommit tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to nonprofits in 2020 with new criteria to make it easier for the organizations to leverage those funds. More than half a...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council may use hiring firm to fill manager position

Durango City Council may seek help from an independent hiring firm in its search for a new city manager. Councilors directed staff Tuesday to explore what would be required of City Council, city...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango City Council adopts specific policy goals to guide staff

Durango City Council’s policy goals changed this week for the first time in five years, despite an almost $30 million revenue increase since 2014. Most of the money the city spends to keep services...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Where can homeless residents sleep in Durango?

Homeless residents in Durango take refuge wherever they can – remote hillsides around the city, bathrooms or lobbies, neighborhood alleyways and pedestrian footpaths. It’s been more than six months...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango sets goals for renewable energy, greenhouse gas emissions

The Durango City Council has committed to steering the community’s energy usage to more renewable sources – including setting ambitious goals – but has laid out no specific methods for reaching...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colleagues praise, criticize city manager’s tenure

Durango City Manager Ron LeBlanc, who announced this week he plans to retire early next year, could be described as a bulwark – firm and emboldened with a lot of experience. Just ask the people...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango ethics board clears councilor; keeps screening complaint against city manager

The Durango Board of Ethics cleared City Councilor Chris Bettin of ethical wrongdoing Friday in relation to his brokerage’s sale of the city manager’s house. The unanimous decision from five...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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