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Posted on: September 11, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Fire Funding Offset Focus of September Coffee with Council

Coffee with Council Fire Funding Offsets

Join Councilman Scott Ford and other available council members for Coffee with Council scheduled for Friday, September 14 from 7:30am to 9:00am. The September session will focus on the issues associated with the Fire District Inclusion election and how the previously allocated funds will help address the city’s ongoing fiscal sustainability concerns.  

With a successful election, the city will investigate avenues to distribute an estimated $1.86 million, which plays a vital role in maintaining or increasing services and infrastructure programs currently facing funding challenges.  For example, should these funds be directed toward Steamboat Springs Transit; the city’s street paving plan; Parks & Recreation; tax reductions/rebates or other new ideas to address the council’s primary goal of fiscal sustainability? 

As the city discusses its 2019 budget, staff is working to address a significant gap in funding for current services enjoyed by residents. The Fire/Emergency Services Funding Offset topic is schedule to come before City Council during its September 18 meeting, and again, at the October 9 meeting. While the city budget is slated for Council review during an all-day budget retreat on October 2.

Coffee with Council sessions are typically held the second Friday of each month in the Crawford Room of Centennial Hall (124 10th Street).  The goal is to provide an opportunity for community members to meet with city council members in a relaxed atmosphere and discuss any issues of interest to them.  Other cities and towns in Colorado have also adopted this approach in order to increase interaction between council and community members, and to promote greater transparency in city business.

No RSVP is necessary, community members are welcome to drop by to discuss any issues of interest to them.  Coffee and light refreshments will be provided.




Gary Suiter, City Manager, 970.871.8240 or email

Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220 or email

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