Summit County Council

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher officially presented a letter to the County Council Wednesday, stating that he and the county's financial officers recommend a 27% increase in revenues for their General and Municipal Funds. That came after he presented a review of budget decisions in recent years, challenges facing the county, and details of where he would cut if the Council did not pursue a tax increase. Rick Brough has more.

Park City and Boulder CO Share Similar Challenges

Sep 8, 2017
Boulder CO City Website

About 70 Park City and Summit County residents and officials are visiting Boulder, Colorado on the annual City tour.  Transit, parking, energy, housing and “walking only” districts are being discussed. Carolyn Murray has more: 

Park City E Bike Share is First in the United States

Jul 19, 2017
Claire Wiley for PCMC

Park City is first in the United States to have a 100 percent electric bike program.  It kicked off Wednesday with a Golden Spoke Event at the McPolin Barn on Highway 224. 

Carolyn Murray rode along for this story:

The Park City Chamber/Bureau is going to meet soon with the County Council to discuss revamping the distribution formula for Transient Room Taxes. Chamber/Bureau President Bill Malone spoke recently on KPCW's Mountain Money, reflecting on the Chamber's past and present, marketing in the age of Vail, and other topics. Rick Brough has more.

The leaders of the Park City Chamber/Bureau say they weren't surprised by the news from Summit County Council, who gave notice they want to reallocate the distribution contract for Transient-Room Tax monies. Chamber/Bureau Director Bill Malone and Board President Chris Eggleton say they will sit down with the county in the coming year to find out just what they want. Rick Brough has more.

At the launch of the new Electric Express last month, Park City and Summit County officials urged those in attendance to "ride the bus." So KPCW's Leslie Thatcher decided to ask them - if they ride the bus. Here's her report. 

The Summit County Council hasn't decided what to propose for a possible rate increase in your property taxes. But Council member Doug Clyde says they do know it's a problem that's been building for years. He says the county's reserves are at zero and that's not acceptable. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday gave notice that they want to renegotiate their contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau on the distribution of Transient Room Tax (TRT) funds. Under a long-time agreement, 90 percent of the TRT revenues have gone to the Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Sustainability Department

Last week, members of the Summit County Council met to discuss ways to be more sustainable in Park City. We interviews Council Member Kim Carson on her thoughts after the meeting. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Council member Andy Beerman is responding to some of the criticism of the Mountain Accord process which came after the Summit County Council decided, in a split vote, to continue funding for the Accord. Rick Brough has more.

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