Steamboat Pilot & Today: Time to pitch in
Author: The Steamboat Today Editorial Board - August 9, 2018 - Updated: August 9, 2018
Steamboat Springs City Council began discussions last week that could pave the way toward placing a property tax issue on the November ballot to fund the downtown improvement district, which was formed in 2007 but has never been funded after tax proposals failed in 2014 and 2016.
The property tax would be used to fund a wide range of services in the downtown area including increased trash pick up during busy weekends, snow removal on sidewalks and additional lighting.
This time around, the tax the council is considering is slightly different than the measures that were previously defeated. This version seems to take into consideration some of the issues that were raised during previous campaigns to pass the measure.