City: $2 million in revenue lost on unlicensed vacation rentals – The Santa Fe New Mexican: Business

Unlicensed vacation rentals for tourists and short-term residents are costing the city of Santa Fe at least $2 million a year in uncollected taxes that could go to pay for police and parks as well as tourism promotion efforts and special events.

Source: City: $2 million in revenue lost on unlicensed vacation rentals – The Santa Fe New Mexican: Business

Grand Unified Trail System

GUTS is on the agenda for city council tonight. Several nonprofits are collaborating to help connect the trails around our city. It’s not a city funded venture. District 3 city councilors, Carmichael Dominguez and Chris Rivera, have already been fighting for equity by advocating for our trails to be included in this plan. However, the other city councilors may not know our needs, so please notify them if you would like to advocate for connecting district 3 to the rest of the trails. This is a nonprofit funded plan and is potentially going to be amazing for the city!
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agenda item: CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION NO. 2015-___: (Councilor Bushee, Councilor Ives and Councilor Lindell) A Resolution to Support Community Efforts to Develop a Grand Unified Trail System (GUTS) that Allows Non-Motorized Users to Travel in a Loop Around the City of Santa Fe, Between Popular Natural-Surface Trail Networks, and Between the City Center and the Periphery, and Directing City Staff to Work with Public and Private Sector Partners to Help Achieve the “GUTS” Vision. (Melissa McDonald)
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Santa Fe Community Meeting Tonight


Photo credit: Kate Kennedy

Mayor, Councilors Host Community Listening Sessions on Budget 

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Land Use Senior Planner Noah Berke from City of Santa Fe Office of Neighborhood Planning

On going outreach effort as budget process moves forward

As part of an ongoing city effort to engage and include the public in the City’s budget-making this year, Mayor Javier M. Gonzales and City Councilors have convened two public listening sessions and conversations to answer questions, discuss proposed solutions, and ensure public participation as the administration continues to tacklelong-term structural budget challenges.

The meetings will take place from

First Session:
WHEN: Monday, December 7, 2015 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: Genoveva Chavez Community Center

Second Session:
WHEN: Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 6:00pm -7:00pm
WHERE: Downtown Main Library.

Public and members of the press are welcome.

Announcing the meetings, Mayor Gonzales said, “In any budget process, public engagement is important, but especially as we face the challenges we face, and with the commitment we have made to put the City back on sound financial footing, we need the whole community to know what’s happening, have input, and participate in the solution.”

never said our solutions to our budget challenges will be easy but I know we can craft a series of policies that will help us right size city hall, deliver quality services, and have a future that is sustainable for all Santa Feans. We started our conversations with the community tonight. Next one is December 15th at 6pm at the downtown library. Photo credit Kate Kate Kennedy — at Genoveva Chavez Community Center.