taxation and budget

Durango voters to decide tax question in April

Durango voters will be asked in April to approve a half-cent sales tax to pay for street infrastructure. The Durango City Council approved ballot language 4-1 on Tuesday to put a question on the...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Budget buster: Durango’s snow-removal bills are piling up

The city of Durango may run out of money to remove loads of snow from downtown streets if the snow keeps piling up like it has been, city staff said this week. Available funds for snow removal are...

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

April sales tax question likely for Durango voters, councilors agree

Durango residents should expect a question on the April ballot to raise sales taxes to pay for streets, although not every city councilor agreed this would be the best option. Durango city...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

City Council split on whether to ask residents for tax increase in April

Durango city councilors flirted Tuesday with the idea of putting a tax question on the April ballot to pay for streets and sidewalks, but no specific decisions were made when it came to solving the...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango parks and rec supporters come out in force

Durango’s Parks and Recreation budget is inflated, some residents say, and that money should be reappropriated to pay for infrastructure improvements the city says it needs. Now, residents who...

DATE: Jan. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Moving money among city funds isn’t as easy as some think

City officials say Durango is in a financial pinch. Some residents disagree. The city says it needs to increase taxes to pay for a range of capital projects and services. Some residents say the...

DATE: Dec. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County passes $44 million budget for 2019

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners approved a $44 million budget for 2019 that funds a wide variety of services and includes improvement projects. Total revenues coming in – including...

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

City of Durango approves $92 million budget for 2019

The Durango City Council unanimously approved its budget Tuesday, a document filled with cuts to compensate for increasing health care costs. “This budget has been cut to the bone, it looks like to...

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

Tourism official cries foul in city budget process

A lead tourism official says the city of Durango is breaking its own rules to balance its budget, but the city says everything is being done above-board and the way it has been done for years....

DATE: Nov. 27, 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

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’s pitch for tax increase didn’t work as expected

Thomas Avenue is failing. And it will fail, city officials said, after voters rejected a ballot question that would have raised sales and property taxes to pay for street projects and law...

DATE: Nov. 9, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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