Several years ago, the Steamboat Springs City Council determined it was in the best interest of our community to evaluate our current tax structure. The Tax Policy Advisory Board was formed and consisted of thirteen citizens of Steamboat Springs and Routt County, who joined together with the appropriate City Staff to review our current tax structure and other sources of revenue. The Board adopted the following Mission Statement:
"The Tax Policy Advisory Board's mission is to evaluate the community's current tax structure by analyzing current taxation, finances and demographics and researching all possible revenue sources in order to recommend a fair and balanced taxation policy which is equitable to all taxpayer groups and provides funds to the City to provide to the citizens and visitors to Steamboat Springs quality facilities, services and programs for a diverse, vibrant and healthy community."
The Tax Policy Advisory Board met during 2010 and 2011. They completed their mission and presented a Final Report (PDF) to City Council in January 2012.