short-term rentals

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    Carbondale Report: What’s with 2A?

    This election, Carbondale residents have the opportunity to vote on Proposition 2A, a new tax on short-term rentals to help fund affordable housing initiatives. The Taxpayer Bill of Rights requires that any proposed tax go to the voters.

    In early 2022, the advocacy group Community Firstread more →

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    Carbondale Report: Trustees revisit STR ordinance

    All trustees were present at the regular meeting on Sept. 27.

    As part of their annual budgeting process, the board continued to hear updates from partners, including Senior Matters and Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER).

    But first, during general comments by trustees, Lani Kitching announced that Wilderness Workshop… read more →

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    Carbondale report: Trustees pursue STR tax, table lodging tax

    All Carbondale trustees were present at their regular meeting on July 27.

    During opening comments, trustee Lani Kitching talked about a gradual release of contracted water at the Ruedi Reservoir to help fish populations by cooling the Roaring Fork River. Carbondale, Basalt and Glenwood Springs participated.

    Trustee… read more →

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    Carbondale report: Housing crunch fought on several fronts

    All trustees were in attendance at the regular meeting on March 8.

    During trustee comments, Lani Kitching gave an update on Crystal River restoration work at Riverfront Park. Based on the limited window for working in-stream with minimal disruption to aquatic species, the project is forecasted to begin… read more →

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    Trustees tackle diverse agenda

    Carbondale’s most recent Board of Town Trustees meeting saw all trustees in attendance. The agenda included selecting a company to complete the first phase of Eighth Street renovations, putting back out to bid the contract for seasonal yard waste collection, review of the Integrated Weed Management Plan and progress toward… read more →

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    Town receives anonymous donation of downtown acreage

    Editor’s note: Alas, as originally published, our calculation of the total acreage donated to the town was off by one (not insignificant) decimal point. The town government has graciously received more than 1.6 acres, but not 16. The Sopris Sun will institute more vigorous math checking to avoid similar blunders… read more →

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    Carbondale report: Trustees narrow in on STR regs

    Carbondale trustees made considerable progress during a work session on Jan. 18 toward a solution to limit the proliferation of short-term rentals (STR) within town limits, while taking into account primary residents that rely on income generated by the model. Close to 90 attendees joined the meeting, both online… read more →

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    The flipside to the short-term rental debate

    There are two sides to every coin and, following the Carbondale trustees’ Dec. 21 work session addressing Community First Carbondale’s (CFC) proposal to regulate short-term-rentals (STR), a flip-side presented itself.

    In response to the work session, a contingent of people in favor of short-term rentals formedread more →

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    Trustees pursue short-term rental limits

    The prospect of clamping down on short-term rentals drew robust participation at a Carbondale Board of Town Trustees special meeting on Dec. 21. More than 20 people joined the board and staff, online and in-person.

    The discussion was framed by the efforts of Community First Carbondale (CFC), a group formed… read more →