December 13, 2010
Steamboat Springs firefighter Craig Malchow guides a firetruck after a false alarm in Steamboat Springs last week. A group in favor of fire district consolidation is pitching a citywide property tax in order to take fire funding away from the volatile sales tax revenues.
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Rural district changes name, takes 1st step toward ballot proposal
The fire district surrounding Steamboat Springs is formalizing its efforts to place a property tax before city voters next year in order to consolidate local fire and emergency services in one funding entity. Such a consolidation would implement a property tax for city residents. A reduction of some of the city’s sales tax would offset that property tax.