The Pueblo Downtown Association Office
Microloans available to help businesses affected by COVID-19
In light of the sweeping impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our small business community, Southern Colorado Community Lending (a subsidiary organization of NeighborWorks Southern Colorado) is responding swiftly to support our local, community businesses. The newly established Small Business Emergency Microloan Program now provides financing needed to strengthen small business enterprises in this time of acute need that have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Click links below to get started.
Municipal Weed Ordinance
Section 7-4-2. Destruction and removal of weeds. It shall be unlawful for any owner of land to permit weeds in excess of ten (10) inches in height to grow, lie or be located upon such land. It shall be unlawful for the owner of land not to cut, destroy or remove from such land all weeds in excess of ten (10) inches in height. (1957 Code, §13-21; Ord. No. 4222, 8-9-76; Ord. No. 4389, 11-28-77) This code pertains to any and all properties.
Graffiti, Section 11-9-7 The existence of graffiti on a public or private property is expressively declared to be a public nuisance and, therefore, is subject to the removal and abatement provisions specified in the full ordinance. It is the duty of both the owner and the responsible party of the property which the graffiti has been applied to at all times keep the property clear of graffiti.
Graffiti begets more graffiti. It is crucial that it be covered or removed as soon as it is discovered. Take a quick photo with your camera or cell phone and file an online police report. (If police officers aren't aware of a problem, they can do anything about it.) Products such as Kilz are available in spray cans as well as quart and gallon cans. Keep a spray can in your office or store to quickly cover gang signs or clandestine "artwork." If your building is stucco or a painted finish, you can keep a spray can, quart or gallon can on hand to cover the Kilz area after it dries. Visit PDA member stores G4 Coatings, 524 North Santa Fe Avenue, and Rush's Pueblo Lumber, 416 West 2nd Street, for graffiti removal or covering products.
Graffiti Hotline 553-2501
The Pueblo Downtown Association offers
matching funds for outdoor security cameras.
See Special Member Benefits under the
Free State Sales Tax Filing Classes
Give A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out
Concerned about panhandling? Want to help?
Experts say that giving money to panhandlers only encourages them to continue and others to join them. There are agencies
who can help them find a better way of life.
Here is a poster in letter and legal sizes to post in your business.
Hand Up Poster - letter size Hand Up Poster - legal size
FREE COLORADO BUSINESS TAX CREDIT PROGRAM
Your business can qualify for Colorado Tax Credits if you participate in the Pueblo Enterprise Zone Program. Pre-certify now for the 2019 tax year.
Colorado taxpayers investing in Enterprise Zones can earn a credit on their Colorado income tax by planning and executing specific economic development activities. View details and apply online www.ChooseColorado.com/EZ.
Four Steps to qualify for Enterprise Zone Tax Credits:
1. CHECK BUSINESS LOCATION To be eligible business activities must take place within the boundary of the Pueblo Enterprise Zone. There is no penalty for pre-certifying and not completing the certification. Approved Pre-Certification allows the business to later Certify and claim business tax credits from the later of the Pre-Certification application date or the start of the business’ income tax year, through the end of the business’ income tax year.
2. PRE-CERTIFY ONLINE Each income tax year, a business located in an Enterprise Zone must apply and be pre-certified prior to beginning an activity to earn any of the business tax credits.
3. CONDUCT BUSINESS Perform your regular business activities or expansions keeping in mind the eligible tax credits and incentives.
4. CERTIFY ONLINE At the end of the income tax year, a business must Certify that the activities were performed.
Apply Online at www.choosecolorado.com/EZ
For more information please contact the Pueblo County Economic Development and GIS Department.
email@example.com or 719-583-6240.
Pueblo County Jail Task Force Video
The Pueblo County Jail Task Force has studied the current conditions and operations of the jail and delivered a comprehensive report in the summer of 2017. This video is a product of the Jail Task Force's work. The Jail Task Force's report as well as more information about the Jail Task Force can be found at:
Click this link to see informational video.
Arkansas River Levee Master Plan
The City of Pueblo and the Pueblo Conservancy District would like to thank everyone for supporting the planning effort of this very exciting project. The final concepts for the Arkansas River Levee Master Plan have been posted on the City of Pueblo’s website. All of the information is available to review. If you have additional questions about the project feel free to contact me.
Click here to view Arkansas River Levee Master Plan
Beritt Odom, Senior Planner
Planning and Community Development
211 E. D Street Pueblo, CO 81003
(719) 553-2339-Direct (719) 553-2259-Main