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May 30, 2017, 12:49 PM

The zoning standards used to evaluate new construction projects in Salt Lake City’s Local Historic Districts have not been revised in a number of years. As the city continues to grow, more of these types of projects have been proposed, revealing opportunities to improve the standards and review process.

This project is intended to develop and implement these opportunities.

Your feedback on the proposed standards is appreciated.

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May 24, 2017, 3:54 PM

Salt Lake City Public Utilities (SLCPU) underwent an extensive public engagement process with City residents in order to inform the planning and design elements for updates to the Water Reclamation Facility in Rose Park, the facility that treats the wastewater for all of Salt Lake City.

Feedback was collected through interviews with key stakeholders in the immediate vicinity, a design workshop held on October 24, 2016, and through public comment online on Open City Hall with input received from over 100 individuals.

The feedback received is summarized by topic and focused on the design and construction of the Water Reclamation Facility and Influent Screenings facility. "Read More" to see the outcome.

Thanks to everyone for your valuable input.

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May 23, 2017, 11:36 AM

Salt Lake City is creating a master plan to guide preservation and management of the Cemetery into the future and would like your feedback on the draft Plan.

Please take a few moments to let us know if the draft plan addresses the goals and vision for future management, operation and preservation of the Cemetery.

Thank you.

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May 23, 2017, 9:53 AM

The current demotion process for landmark sites is confusing. The process is being revised to make it more transparent and user friendly. Please take a moment to view the proposed ordinance changes and provide your feedback.

The following is an anticipated timeline for the proposed ordinance changes related to the demolition process:

May 18, 2017 – Historic Landmarks Commission worksession May 22, 2017 – Open House at the Fairmont Golf Course club house from 5-7p.m. June 1, 2017 – Follow up Historic Landmarks Commission work session July 6, 2017 – Historic Landmarks Commission public hearing July 12, 2017 – Planning Commission public hearing September/October – City Council action

For questions, please contact Lex Traughber, Senior Planner, lex.traughber@slcgov.com or 801-535-6184.

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April 24, 2017, 4:13 PM

Thank you for participating in  the Open City Hall  topic regarding Recognized Community Organizations Ordinance Proposed Changes. 

Input received was reviewed and the draft ordinance has been revised.  The latest version of the proposed ordinance can be viewed here.

A public open house will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sorenson Unity Center - 1383 South 900 West.  City staff will be on hand to discuss the ordinance changes and answer questions.

Please contact the project planner, Cheri Coffey, at 801-535-6188 or via email at cheri.coffey@slcgov.com, if you have questions or would like further information.

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March 29, 2017, 2:58 PM

Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands is embarking on a new project to plan our growth for the next twenty years. From the earliest days of settlement, parks have been a key element of City planning and our quality of life. That commitment has extended to natural open spaces with a concerted effort over the last 10 years to protect undeveloped natural lands. The City’s 820 acres of parks and more than 1,200 acres of natural lands need regular improvements and maintenance so that they can be enjoyed every day by the community. We want to make sure we make improvements in a way that reflects community needs and priorities. 

To get started we are asking you to take a short survey letting us know a little bit about how you use and value the Salt Lake City Parks and Open Spaces. Please Take the Survey or find out more by visiting the project website at http://www.slcplays.com/ .

We will also be hosting two public workshops in April please mark your calendars and attend if you can.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Sorenson Multicultural Center 855 W. California Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Forest Dale Golf Course Clubhouse 2375 South 900 East Salt Lake City, UT 84106

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March 13, 2017, 2:13 PM

Growing SLC: A Five Year Plan 2017-2021 is the city's first housing plan in sixteen years. This five-year plan will help Salt Lake City address the root causes of affordability, create long-term solutions for increasing the housing stock, and expand opportunities throughout the City. Just as important, it will help address system-wide failures in the rental market and preserve existing units.

Public feedback is being sought to help prioritize the Plan goals and objectives.

Please take a few moments to review the goals and objectives of the Housing Plan and help us set priorities. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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March 8, 2017, 3:30 PM

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission will be conducting a public hearing to amend the Salt Lake City zoning ordinance as it relates to standards for homeless resource centers.  The meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at 5:30 PM in Room 326 of the City and County Building, at 451 South State Street, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Planning Commission will forward a recommendation to the City Council, who is the final decision making body.

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission and City Council are asking for comments on this proposed zoning amendment.  Feedback will be included in the staff report presented to the Salt Lake City Planning Commission and City Council.

For more information, please contact Michael Maloy, Senior Planner, at 80-535-7118 or michael.maloy@slcgov.com.

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February 16, 2017, 11:30 AM

Thank you for participating in  the Open City Hall  topic regarding Recognized Community Organizations Ordinance Proposed Changes. 

Input received was reviewed and the draft ordinance has been revised.  The latest version of the proposed ordinance can be viewed at this link  http://www.slcgov.com/planning/planning-current-initiatives-master-plans.

A public open house will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sorenson Unity Center - 1383 South 900 West.  City staff will be on hand to discuss the ordinance changes and answer questions.

Please contact the project planner, Cheri Coffey, at 801-535-6188 or via email at cheri.coffey@slcgov.com if you have questions or would like further information.

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February 15, 2017, 4:54 PM

Salt Lake City is developing options for re-designing McClelland Street between 2100 South and Sugarmont Drive. The goal is to identify the option that best meets the vision and goals from the Sugar House Master Plan, and which are supported by the Sugar House Circulation Plan, the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan, and the Jordan and Salt Lake City Canal Trail Implementation Plan.  The community vision for the street includes McClelland Street becoming a gateway for the Business District, Sugar House Streetcar, and Parley's Trail, as well as connecting to Fairmont Park. 

The topic will close on March 1, 2017

Your answers to this short survey are appreciated, and will inform the selection of a preferred design for the street.

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February 13, 2017, 9:12 AM

Salt Lake City is seeking feedback on designs for a walking and bicycling trail connecting east and west Salt Lake City.

Options for a possible future extension of the 9 Line Trail are being developed to create a safe, comfortable and attractive walking and bicycling connection between east and west Salt Lake City.  Although construction of the trail extension is not funded at this time, recommendations resulting from this study will inform future funding requests for construction.

This topic will close on February 28, 2017.

Your feedback on design options for the Trail are appreciated.

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February 11, 2017, 6:57 AM

The previous announcment for the NIne Line Trail Project was resent in error this topic is closed.

We have compiled and analyzed all of the comments we heard from you and want to share them. They can be found here: http://www.slcdocs.com/ced/HRC/JanuaryHRCWorkshopReport.pdf.

The comment report, along will other city documents relating to the homeless resource centers can be found here: http://www.slcgov.com/hand/homeless-resource-centers-document-library .

If you would like to provide additional comment, the Open City Hall topic is still open. 

Thank you again for participating in January. The next step in this project is to consider new zoning rules for homeless resource centers. That work will be reviewed by the Planning Commission this spring, and then will be forwarded to the City Council for its consideration. If you’d like to learn more about the Planning Commission process please contact staff planner Michael Maloy at michael.maloy@slcgov.com or 801-535-7118.

If you have general questions or comments about the Homeless Resource Centers you can also contact the Mayor’s Office at 801-535-7704 or homelessinfo@slcgov.com.

Thank you for participating!

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February 10, 2017, 11:51 AM

Salt Lake City is seeking feedback on designs for a walking and bicycling trail connecting east and west Salt Lake City.

Options for a possible future extension of the 9 Line Trail are being developed to create a safe, comfortable and attractive walking and bicycling connection between east and west Salt Lake City.  Although construction of the trail extension is not funded at this time, recommendations resulting from this study will inform future funding requests for construction.

Your feedback on design options for the Trail are appreciated.

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February 10, 2017, 7:39 AM

 We have compiled and analyzed all of the comments we heard from you and want to share them. They can be found here: http://www.slcdocs.com/ced/HRC/JanuaryHRCWorkshopReport.pdf.

The comment report, along will other city documents relating to the homeless resource centers can be found here: http://www.slcgov.com/hand/homeless-resource-centers-document-library.

If you would like to provide additional comment, the Open City Hall topic is still open. 

Thank you again for participating in January. The next step in this project is to consider new zoning rules for homeless resource centers. That work will be reviewed by the Planning Commission this spring, and then will be forwarded to the City Council for its consideration. If you’d like to learn more about the Planning Commission process please contact staff planner Michael Maloy at michael.maloy@slcgov.com or 801-535-7118.

If you have general questions or comments about the Homeless Resource Centers you can also contact the Mayor’s Office at 801-535-7704 or homelessinfo@slcgov.com.

Thank you for participating!

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February 7, 2017, 7:22 AM

Growing SLC is a five year housing plan that is intended to establish that Salt Lake City is a place for a growing diverse population to find housing opportunities that are safe, secure, and enrich lives and communities. This Plan will help address the root causes of affordability, create long-term solutions for increasing needed housing supply, and expand opportunities throughout the City.

Please let us know what you think about the goals, objectives, and solutions outlined in the Plan.

Thank you for your participation.

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January 31, 2017, 1:51 PM

Salt Lake City has written a draft policy that provides provisions for when and how information about officer-involved critical incidents is released.

The draft policy seeks to weigh those interests favoring public access with those that favor restriction of access by reaching out to those law enforcement agencies that are required under Utah law to investigate a critical incident. If those agencies indicate a need to temporarily protect the record, the City will require them to submit a written request, explaining why the recordings need to be protected.

The City is seeking public feedback on the draft policy. The deadline for submitting feedback on Open City Hall is March 1, 2017, at midnight.

You may contact the Mayor's Office with comments or questions at 801-535-7704 or mayor@slcgov.com.

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January 10, 2017, 4:19 PM

The site selection and development of four new homeless resource centers in Salt Lake City began with the adoption of the “scattered sites” model and Criteria for Success, which were developed by working with the community through the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission. The second phase of engagement informed the site selection process. A series of community workshops were held where the Criteria for Success were refined and prioritized.  The City then facilitated property-specific discussions with the Commission for review and comments on the proposed sites. The focus now is on design and operations.

The public is invited to discuss the design and community impact of four new Homeless Resource Centers to be built in Salt Lake City. Please participate on Open City Hall or attend one of our open houses. A series of public open houses, facilitated by staff and public officials from Salt Lake City, will focus on three primary design-oriented themes:

  • Safety for both clients and surrounding neighbors
  • Design to mitigate potential negative effects
  • Integration into the larger neighborhoods  

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE

January 11, 2017, 1-3 PM

Salt Lake City Community College (1575 South State Street, SLC)

January 11, 2017, 6-8 PM

Salt Lake Community College (1575 South State Street, SLC)

January 18, 2017, 7-9 PM

Nibley Park Elementary School (2785 South 800 East, SLC)

People with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation with 48 hours advance notice. Accommodations may include alternate formats, interpreters, and other auxiliary aids. Please contact Christine Passey, Coordinator for Disability Rights, christine.passey@slcgov.com, 801-535-7110, or TDD 711.

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November 18, 2016, 12:31 PM

Thank you for your participation in the East Bench Master Plan and Parley’s Way Corridor Plan process. In May and July of this year, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission held public hearings and on July 13 they voted unanimously to recommend approval of the Plans to the City Council.

The East Bench Master Plan and Parley’s Way Corridor Plan have been forwarded to the Salt Lake City Council for their consideration. Please contact Wayne Mills at 801-535-7282 or wayne.mills@slcgov.com for information regarding the East Bench planning project.

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November 17, 2016, 4:45 PM

Salt Lake City is creating a master plan to guide preservation and management of the Cemetery into the future and would like your feedback on proposed planning goals.

The second phase of the master planning process began in the summer. The feedback received was used to draft proposed Master Plan goals based on three emerging themes: City Stewardship - Community Engagement - Preserve and Enhance Resources. Now, we would like your help prioritizing those goals.

Please take a few moments to let us know your priorities for the future management, operatoin and preservation of the Cemetery.

Thank you.

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October 28, 2016, 10:00 AM

Salt Lake City is including the community in the design phase of the Wastewater Treatment Plant renovations to develop community-centered, sustainable designs and explore ways to minimize impacts during construction.

The public is invited to provide input to:

  • Ensure the design of the new facility reflects community needs and ideas
  • Help the City gather concerns, ideas and feedback that will serve to shape and inform project design

Please take a moment and provide your thoughts on five topics surrounding the design and construction of the new water treatment plant.

Members of the public with questions can contact the project team at SLCwaterprojects@slc.gov and 801-721-1438.

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October 18, 2016, 11:06 AM

After an extensive public outreach campaign, starting in 2015, the draft Salt Lake City Transit Master Plan is ready for review.

The primary purpose of the Salt Lake City Transit Master Plan is to identify needs particular to Salt Lake City residents, employees, and visitors and to evaluate potential strategies for meetings those needs.

Now we want your feedback about whether the recommendations of the draft Plan will work well for you.

What did we get right?

What, if anything, did we miss?

Your feedback is needed by midnight on Monday, November 7, 2016. Thank you for your time and interest!

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October 11, 2016, 2:22 PM

Public feedback is needed on proposed changes to the Recognized Community Organizations Ordinance, as it relates to early notification. Proposed changes will provide clarification and ensure that the intent of the early engagement process is being met.

Please take the short survey and provide comments on the proposed ordinance amendments. Thank You

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September 29, 2016, 12:05 PM

Over the last year, Salt Lake City's Sustainability Department collaborated with local experts to determine a set of sensible and impactful measures to reduce emissions.  In the spring of 2016, the public was asked to weigh in.  Through Open City Hall, 70% of those polled supported requiring large buildings to act on emissions.

The City's Sustainability Department and City leadership are currently consulting with stakeholders to determine the right mix of proposals to put forward to the City Council at the end of 2016.  Click here to learn more. You can also visit the project website.

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September 28, 2016, 1:45 PM

Public feedback is needed on proposed changes to the Recognized Community Organizations Ordinance, as it relates to early notification. Proposed changes will provide clarification and ensure that the intent of the early engagement process is being met.

Please take the short survey and provide comments on the proposed ordinance amendments. Thank You

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September 14, 2016, 7:49 AM

The Salt Lake City Council has initiated an audit of the City's Building Services with the intent to improve service delivery and discover areas of customer concern.

The comments gathered here will form an important part of the feedback evaluated by Citygate Associates, an independent firm hired by the Salt Lake City Council to identify opportunities to improve the permitting process.

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September 13, 2016, 10:26 AM

Salt Lake City has completed its draft of the Impact Fees Facilities Plan and is asking for your comments.

Municipalities use impact fees as a financing tool to maintain level of service in areas that experience additional demand and need due to growth. The draft plan and impact fee analysis are a written analysis of each impact fee and evaluate growth, determine a level of service, identify the public facilities needed to maintain that level of service, and recommends the impact fees needed to pay for that growth.

Your comments on the draft Plan are valuable and appreciated.

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August 31, 2016, 11:32 AM

The Salt Lake City Planning Division conducted an analysis of the Zoning Ordinance relating to public lands and open space regulations. The analysis found that many of the current regulations relating to parks, recreation and open space land uses do not fit the current needs or policies of the city.  The proposed text amendments address issues related to park and open space land uses and zoning, the functions of golf courses, water treatment facilities and utility structures within the natural lands and park areas, the reuse of Landmark Sites and urban farming issues. Text amendments also include:

  •  The provision of appropriate dimensional regulations (setbacks, building height, etc.) for both small and large scale park and recreational developments
  • Update to the Table of Permitted and Conditional Uses for the Open Space-(OS) and Natural Open Space-(NOS) Zoning Districts
  • Signage for parks and open space areas
  • Update to the definition of Parks, Natural Open Space and various other types of land uses associated with parks, recreation and open space

Your feedback on the proposed changes is important to us and can help shape the decisions related to these regulations.  A public Open House is scheduled for Thursday September 15, 2016 on the 4th Floor of the City & County Building at 451 South State Street from 4:30-6:00 PM.

If you have questions, please contact Cheri Coffey, Assistant Planning Director, at cheri.coffey@slcgov.com or 801-535-6188.

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August 31, 2016, 10:39 AM

This phase of the 9 Line Trail survey is now closed, and the feedback received will be used to develop design options for extending the trail. Those options can be found on the project webpage. More public outreach will happen this fall before a preferred design is selected.

Funding for final engineering and construction of the trail will then be pursued on the basis of the preferred design.

If you have questions about the project, please Colin Quinn-Hurst at 801-535-6134 or via email at colin.quinn-hurst@slcgov.com.

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August 5, 2016, 12:13 PM

The Salt Lake City Planning Division has been working in conjunction with local consulting firm CRSA to create a small area plan for the 21st and 21st neighborhood. The project area stretches along 2100 South from approximately 2000 East to 2300 East.

A draft plan has been completed and we are now asking for the community to review this draft plan and provide comments.

Your time and interest is greatly appreciated.

If you have questions, please contact John Anderson, Senior Planner, at 801-535-7214 or via email at john.anderson@slcgov.com.

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July 20, 2016, 4:49 PM

The TSA zoning district was adopted in 2011 along North Temple Boulevard between 400 West and the Airport, and in 2012 along 400 South between 200 East and 900 East. It is intended to promote high quality mixed use development near the Trax stations. Now that a number of projects have been built, it is clear that the zoning rules need to be improved to better meet the intent of the zone. There is general consensus among the Planning Commission and City Council that the district is not producing the desired results.  The changes will improve the quality of development along the two high profile streets and help the City achieve citywide goals related to affordable housing, quality development and focusing growth along transportation corridors.

The public's input is requested on how the TSA zoning district changes should look. Please take the short survey.

Your interest and partcipation are greatly appreciated.

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July 5, 2016, 9:05 AM

We are coming to you again to help finalize criteria for site locations in Salt Lake City that meet the needs of homeless individuals and the needs of the community at large. This is a difficult balancing act that requires all to participate in finding the right solutions. Your participation is very important, please take a moment to review the information and answer a few questions.

A series of five community workshops were conducted in June, the public participated in a collection of facilitated conversations relating to the site location criteria. We continue to collect feedback on this issue and would appreciate you taking a few moments to complete the survey.

Thank You 

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June 16, 2016, 3:11 PM

Salt Lake City is creating a master plan to guide preservation and management of the Cemetery, expand access and enhance appropriate uses, and address future financial sustainability of the Cemetery.

We need your help to:

  • Articulate a vision for the future of the Cemetery
  • Determine the characteristics of the Cemetery that are most important to preserve
  • Identify community priorities to inform the development of the master plan

Please take a moment to complete the survey and provide your feedback.

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June 16, 2016, 10:33 AM

We are coming to you again to help finalize criteria for site locations in Salt Lake City that meet individuals needs who are experiencing homelessness and the needs of the community at large. This is a difficult balancing act that requires all to participate in finding the right solutions. Your participation is very important, please take a moment to review the information and answer a few questions.

Additionally if you are interested there will be a workshop on Monday June 20 at the Marmalade Branch Library at 6:00 to 8:00 PM. 280 West 500 North Salt Lake City, Utah 84103

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June 6, 2016, 8:05 AM

The Salt Lake City Planning Division is drafting a zoning amendment to broaden and clarify existing regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and wants to know what you think.”

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May 25, 2016, 3:42 PM

The segment of North Temple from 400 West to east of State Street is part of the regional Folsom Corridor and the unconnected section of an extensive complete street corridor both to the west and also eastward to the Avenues and Memory Grove. 

The North Temple Complete Streets Study, a technical analysis being conducted by Salt Lake City Transportation and Horrocks Engineerings, with input from various agencies and stakeholders, will look at options to close the gap in this regional network.

An online questionairre will assess how the corridor is used, identify current uses and future needs.

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May 24, 2016, 4:11 PM

Salt Lake City is developing concepts for a possible future extension of the 9 Line Trail with the aim of creating an attractive, safe and inclusive connection between east and west Salt Lake City. This east-west connection will seek to link neighborhoods, business districts, and cultural destinations between the Surplus Canal and Emigration Canyon with improvements for walking, bicycling, and accessing transit. Although construction of the trail extension is not funded at this time, the recommendations resulting from this study will inform future funding requests to enable eventual construction of the trail extension.

Take the survey to help determine the designs for each segment of the 9 Line Trail.

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May 20, 2016, 3:24 PM

Salt Lake City Council

Invites You to Weigh In Upcoming Changes to Your Enhanced Street Lighting Bill

Are you in a Street Lighting “Special Assessment Area” neighborhood?

Check here.

If you have more street lights on your street than most

residents -- or decorative lighting -- this will affect you!

The way your bill for enhanced lighting is calculated is going to

change.

The City Council is currently considering a new rate

structure for the bills property owners pay for lighting

maintenance.

Additionally, the Council is weighing whether to

bond (borrow money from a lender) in order to get started on

repairs soon, or wait until enough money is collected from

property owners before beginning repairs.

The Council wants your input on the proposed rate structure and option to bond!

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May 11, 2016, 1:36 PM

Salt Lake City is pleased to announce that the most recent drafts of the East Bench Master Plan and Parley’s Way Corridor Plan are ready for Planning Commission review.

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday, May 25. All public comments received by 3:00 p.m. on the 25th will be shared with the Planning Commission prior to the meeting. You are also welcome to email your comments to wayne.mills@slcgov.com. 

Thank you for your continued interest and participation in this process.

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April 27, 2016, 11:35 AM

Nearly 40% of our local air pollution on a typical winter day comes from emissions from our homes and buildings, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. 

Based on input from local businesses and residents like you, Salt Lake City will consider a suite of new programs and policies to reduce the pollution that stems from commercial buildings.

As part of this process, the City is investigating a variety of actions based on what other leading cities across the nation have implemented. These best practices are outlined in the graphic and survey questions.

Take the survey and let us know where you think we should focus our efforts. If you have an energy efficiency idea that is not mentioned, please suggest it. The survey will be available online until May 31, 2016. We look forward to your feedback!

Project Contact:

Wendy.Lee@slcgov.com, City Energy Advisor

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April 25, 2016, 8:35 AM

Salt Lake City is in the process of moving 42 enhanced street lighting districts from Special Assessment Areas (SAA) to an Enhanced Lighting Fee that will be included on the monthly utility bill.  

The existing Street Lighting Special Assessment Areas will be dissolved as of June 30, 2016. Management of the program will be moved to the Street Lighting Enterprise Fund, a division of the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities.

A rate consultant was hired to analyze costs. Based on that analysis, as well as feedback received from the public, the consultant prepared a tiered rate structure that will be presented to the City Council. The proposal will recommend a monthly fee. Most enhanced street lighting customers will see an increase.

Public feedback is requested on the new fee structure. Comments received will be provided to the City Council prior to the briefing in May.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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April 13, 2016, 4:19 PM

Send us Your Ideas for Improving Economic Development in Salt Lake City!

The Council has selected economic development as a top priority for 2016, and has scheduled a series of public discussions throughout the year. We are soliciting ideas for improvement from everyone with business experience in Salt Lake City.

Your suggestions can become part of an Economic Development fact-finding session on April 19 at 3:30 pm at City Hall, Room 326, when the Council will hear the views of a panel of local experts. Join us by answering four key questions on the City’s online forum, Open City Hall.  Your responses and others will add breadth to our discussions.

Read more about the Council’s 2016 economic development priority

Stay informed

Watch Council Meetings live on SLCTV cable channel Ch. 17 or watch Council Meetings live from a computer by visiting: www.slctv.com View a rebroadcast of a City Council meeting on SLCTV cable channel 17 by checking the TV schedule. Visit: www.slcgov.com/slctv/slctv-videos-demand to listen to a previous Council meeting or download a podcast. Contact the City Recorder’s Office at (801) 535-7671 and request a CD copy of a Council meeting or a particular agenda item.

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April 1, 2016, 1:51 PM

Thank you for the feedback on enhanced street lighting funding.  These comments have been forwarded to the rate consultant.  

The rate consultant’s recommendations should be available in early April.  The report will be posted on the Public Utilities website. Also on this site is a copy of the presentation slides from the March 10th workshop.

Public Utilities staff has attended several agency association meetings and have plans to attend several Community Council and other groups that represent people in the enhanced lighting areas.  Additional comments are still welcomed.  These will be forwarded to the City Council along with the consultant’s final report.  If you want to leave additional comments, or would like us to attend your group meeting, please send an e-mail to: Brad.Stewart@slcgov.com.  These comments will be forwarded to the City Council along with the consultant recommendations prior to their public hearing on the issue which will be scheduled for early May.

Another workshop is being planned for mid April where the consultant’s report will be presented.   Meeting date, time and place will be posted here and on the Public Utilities web page.

Thank you for your comments and consideration,

Salt Lake City Public Utilities

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March 7, 2016, 11:45 AM

We want your feedback on a new program for funding "enhanced" street lighting. A rate consultant is currently analyzing costs to prepare a tiered “cost of service” rate structure that will be presented to the City Council later this spring. Your feedback is requested.  Comments received by March 30, 2016 will be considered in the rate consultant’s analysis.

Please take a few moments to provide your feedback by participating in a short survey.

You may also provide feedback by contacting the Public Utilities Department at 801-483-6700 or via email at brad.stewart@slcgov.com.

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February 24, 2016, 4:15 PM

Salt Lake City is exploring ways to improve transit service for our residents, employees, and visitors. For the next 30 days, residents have the opportunity to impact the future of train and bus service in Salt Lake City through a new "Design Your Transit System" survey.

This prioritization game allows you to make adjustments to the different ways that services are provided in the community; from the areas served, to the frequency of service, and the extension of evening and weekend schedules.

We will use these results to better understand community priorities and inform the ultimate Transit Master Plan recommendations.

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February 2, 2016, 11:31 AM

The Salt Lake City Planning Division, working with a local consulting firm CRSA, is creating a small area master plan for the 21st and 21st District. The project will study the 2100 South corridor from approximately 2000 East to 2300 East. The Plan will address the characteristics of future development in this District.

Plan development began in March, 2015 and will be completed in three phases. We are currently in the second phase. Over 400 comments were gathered at the first open house on June 17, 2015. Strong preference was heard for 1-2 story development, with an emphasis on restaurant uses and enhancements to the sidewalk area, including benches, lighting and new sidewalks.

On February 11, a second public open house will be held to gather feedback on design priorities for the 21st and 21st District.

In addition to the public open house on February 11, we are gathering feedback by asking you to take a short survey about design priorities for the District.

Your time and interest is appreciated.

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January 29, 2016, 12:07 PM

The draft Parley's Way Corridor Plan is complete and ready for public review. Please provide your feedback by February 29, 2016.

The intent of the Parley's Way Corridor Plan is to provide a vision for how Parley's Way will develop in the future and identify specific strategies for implementing the guiding principles listed in the East Bench Master Plan for Major Corridors.

Ask your neighbors to get involved and comment on the Plan too!

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December 21, 2015, 9:22 AM

Salt Lake City's Transportation Division is exploring ways to make transit more affordable for everyone. To help us understand the impacts of affordability and accessibility on your decision whether to use public transit, we are asking that you take a short survey. Regardless of your transportation habits, your input is welcome and will be considered in key decision-making.

Thank you for taking the time to participate.

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November 24, 2015, 2:36 PM

Thank you for participating in the Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission Future Facility Scenarios Survey. On November 23, 2015 the Commission met and formally adopted a resolution supporting the Scattered sites scenario. To review the resolution please click here.

Your participation is appreciated,

Salt Lake City

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November 15, 2015, 6:22 PM

The draft East Bench Master Plan is complete and ready for your review! The deadline for particpation has been extended from December 31, 2015 to January 31, 2016.  Please review the draft plan and provide your input by January 31st

Please review the draft East Bench Plan, provide comments and help shape the future of your community!

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November 15, 2015, 6:11 PM

Salt Lake City is seeking the public’s input on three potential site scenarios to provide emergency homeless services in the future: an all inclusive campus, scattered facilities or scattered shelters with centralized facilities.

Over the past few weeks, the Site Evaluation Commissioners have evaluated potential site scenarios in relation to the shared outcomes for future homeless services that Salt Lake County’s Collective Impact on Homelessness Steering Committee unanimously adopted last month.

Please take the survey and/or join us at the Open House.

Salt Lake City invites the community to join the City's Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission at an Open House on Thursday, November 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City & County Building’s third floor hallway.

The community can learn how the past work of the City Commission has led to the development of the scenarios and how the scenarios relate to the shared outcomes adopted by the County’s Committee.

City, County and Commission officials will also be on hand to answer any questions the public may have on the scenarios, the shared outcomes and the work of the two groups.

Emergency Homeless Services’ Scenarios Open House

Thursday, November 19, 2015

6-8 p.m.

City & County Building, 451 S. State Street, Salt Lake City

Third Floor Hallway

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November 10, 2015, 3:40 PM

 Plan Salt Lake is a comprehensive, citywide vision for Salt Lake City that has gone through an extended review period with public input on many levels. The updated Plan is now before City Council for its final review before a possible adoption in the months ahead. 

The Plan will be used to guide future community master plans and element plans over the next twenty-five years, so public input at every step is important. This is a final chance for all to see that the Plan has the elements you desire to help City leaders make critical decisions about the shape of our City.

The fourth and fifth Public Hearings on this topic are scheduled for Nov. 17 and Dec. 1, both starting at 7 p.m. in the City & County building, third floor. Action on the Plan may happen in December. 

In response to additional public input and comments from the Council, the Planning Division made changes to the Neighborhood, Housing, Transportation and Mobility, and Government sections of the plan, along with a fully redeveloped Economy section.

* To view details of those changes and to see all of Plan Salt Lake, click here: http://www.slccouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Plan-Salt-Lake.pdf

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October 30, 2015, 3:20 PM

Hello!

A new topic and question from the City Council about a proposed ordinance change is open for your review and your comments:

Do proposed changes to the City's Assisted Living Facility regulations meet the City's goals and needs?

A Council breifing on this topic is tentatively scheduled for the Work Session on Nov. 10. A Public Hearing has been set for Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the City & County Building, third floor.

Cheers,

The Council Communication Team

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October 23, 2015, 3:19 PM

Hello!

We are writing at the request of Salt Lake Council Members to share updated information about potential changes to recycling requirements in SLC.  This proposal will impact organizations who have business licenses, including larger apartment buildings, rental units, office buildings, restaurants, and all other licensed businesses.

The Council's schedule includes a public hearing on November 17.  A follow up briefing and action would likely happen in early December.

The Council is moving in the direction of adopting the changes, but wants to hear from you and your members about impacts or concerns. More information about the proposal is below and has been added to the Open City Hall topic.

Proposal outlined:

o Requirement would apply to these businesses that generate more than 4 cubic

yards (8 large size curbside bins) per week.

o Qualifying properties include “commercial sector” - those who apply for business

licenses through the City, including all businesses and multi-family properties.

o It is estimated that these criteria would affect multi-family complexes with 15 or

more units and businesses with 10-15 or more employees, depending on the

business type.

o Exemption would be allowed if a property does not have adequate space for

collection bins and/or collection trucks.

SLC Diversion Goals:

o The City has adopted a goal that by 2040, zero waste would be taken to the

Landfill.

o Currently, based only on residential diversion rates (both recycling and compost),

the City diverts 38% of waste from single family homes. (It is estimated that 10-15% of waste from businesses and multi-family is recycled.)

o Commercial waste makes up 50% of the City’s waste stream.

Other Information:

o   Latest Council Staff Report on this topic: http://www.slcgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/FileOpen.aspx?Type=1&ID=1099&Inline=True

o   City’s online topic discussion & comment forum on this topic, Open City Hall: http://www.slcgov.com/opencityhall

If you have already commented at Open City Hall, you may also comment by email at  council.comments@slcgov.com

Other ways to comment, include:

  • Our online comment form: “We’re Listening” - www.slccouncil.com
  • Phone:(801) 535-7600
  • Fax:(801) 535-7651
  • 24- Hr Comment Line:(801) 535-7654
  • You may send your comments to:

Salt Lake City Council

PO Box 145476 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5476

  • You may comment on any topic (2 minutes) during the open podium period of Formal Council Meetings.

Stay informed

Watch Council Meetings live on SLCTV cable channel Ch. 17 or watch Council Meetings live from a computer by visiting: www.slctv.com View a rebroadcast of a City Council meeting on SLCTV cable channel 17 by checking the TV schedule. Visit: www.slcgov.com/slctv/slctv-videos-demand to listen to a previous Council meeting or download a podcast. Contact the City Recorder’s Office at (801) 535-7671 and request a CD copy of a Council meeting or a particular agenda item.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this request.

Sincerely,

Salt Lake City Council Communications Team

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September 28, 2015, 2:20 PM

The Transit Master Plan summer outreach activities are wrapping up, and there is still time to give feedback during this phase. If you have not yet had a chance to take our survey on Open City Hall, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts before the survey closes at the end of the day on Wednesday, September 30th. There will be new opportunities to provide input on the next phase in November. Please watch for new information on the project website at www.slcrides.org.

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August 27, 2015, 3:55 PM

In a unanimous decision on August 26, 2015, the Planning Commission recommended the most recent draft of the Downtown Plan to the City Council for adoption. This is a milestone moment in the planning process and we are very excited about the draft Plan and what it will mean for the furture of our city.

NEXT STEPS

  1. Planning staff will make the edits to the draft Plan that were requested by the Planning Commission. The edited draft will be made available on the project website very soon.
  2. The draft Plan and all of our supporting work, records of public comments, and more will be transmitted to the City Council.
  3. The City Council will schedule the Downtown Master Plan for discussion on an upcoming Council Meeting agenda. There will be additional opportunity for public comment on the draft Plan before it is adopted. We will keep you posted as to when the Plan will be discussed by the City Council.

SUMMARY OF PLAN

Looking for a summary of the Plan and the recent changes? Download the August 26, 2015 Planning Commission Powerpoint presentation.

If you would like to subscribe to an email list to receive updates on this project, click here.

Thank you for your interest and participation in this important planning process. 

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August 14, 2015, 2:21 PM

The Salt Lake City Planning Division is currently updating the City’s Northwest Quadrant Master Plan. The Northwest Quadrant is located west of the International Airport and contains both industrial and vacant land, environmentally sensitive sites, such as wetlands and critical habitat, and is a major employment center for the City. 

As Salt Lake City continues to grow, the Northwest Quadrant provides a distinctive opportunity for economic growth and the preservation of critical environmental sites.

Salt Lake City would like your feedback on the Plan and asks that you take a quick survey.

Information about the Master Plan is available here for review. 

Thank you for your time.

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August 13, 2015, 10:33 AM

We are pleased to announce that the most recent draft of the Downtown Plan is now available for your review. The Downtown Community Plan is a 25-year vision and implementation plan that directs growth and development in the downtown. It reflects the outcomes of over 2 years of public engagement and directly incorporates what the community values.  

The Planning Commission is scheduled to hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 26th. All comments received by 3 pm on the 26th will be shared with the Planning Commission prior to the meeting.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Downtown Community Plan.

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August 7, 2015, 4:43 PM

Want a free 24-hour GREENbike pass? The first 300 people to complete an "On Forum" transit survey on Open City Hall will receive a  free 24-hour GREENbike pass!

Your input is valuable in identifying our transit needs and helping to shape the future of public transportation in Salt Lake City.

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July 29, 2015, 2:56 PM

Residents are encouraged to help shape the future of public transportation in Salt Lake City. One way to get involved in the development of the first Transit Master Plan is by participating in an online survey on Open City Hall, where residents can receive a day pass for GreenBike.

Once finalized, the Transit Master Plan will help the City and Utah Transit Authority set priorities for the next 20 years, guide decisions about the timing and location of capital invements and foster increased use of public transportation citywide.

For more information about the Transit Master Plan project and other opportunities to participate and provide feedback, visit the project website at slcrides.org.

Your participation is appreciated.

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July 9, 2015, 8:59 AM

Overview of Mayor Becker’s Connecting You to Nature Proposal                                             7 July 2015

Connecting You to Nature

Salt Lake City residents love their City, love their quality of life and love their parks, trails and open spaces. They’ve told us they want more parks, more trails and more open spaces within easy access of where they live, work and play. And, residents say they don’t mind paying more in taxes to fund new amenities.

With a central theme of Connecting You to Nature, Mayor Ralph Becker is asking the City Council to place a funding plan on the November ballot to let citizens vote for a new generation of parks, trails and open space opportunities designed to honor their desires.

The proposal was carefully crafted with public in mind to provide needed additions to our trail network, and more and better connections between our paved and unpaved trails, and deliver exciting new recreation opportunities that Salt Lake City currently doesn’t offer. Key elements of the Connecting You to Nature plan include the following (the Mayor’s complete recommendation to the City Council is available at OutdoorsSLC.com.)

Active parks

Two centerpieces of the Connecting You to Nature plan are creating new active outdoor opportunities at the Glendale and Jordan River Par 3 golf courses.

  • The 150-acre Glendale course will be remade into Glendale Regional Park with many new and unique recreational opportunities for City residents, which could include:
    • Exciting, new water-oriented activities along the Jordan River and Surplus Canal
    • A mountain biking course and cyclocross track.
    • Multi-use trails and open areas, including a “Great Lawn”.
    • Rivers’ edge wetlands and boardwalk.
    • An urban farm and orchard.
    • A dog park, festival space and a secondary water irrigation system.

  • The Jordan River course will be transformed into the Jordan River Nature Park, providing a range of opportunities for people to explore and immerse themselves in a natural environment, potentially including:
    • A Nature Center to serve as a hub for interpretive programming.
    • Fourteen acres of restored wetlands.
    • Boardwalks and trails for watching wildlife and simply enjoying solitude.
    • Picnic pavilions, playgrounds and open lawn area.
    • Planting of native shrubs and trees and conversion of the irrigation system to secondary water.

  • We’ll create a fund to improve downtown parks and acquire property for new parks.

Revitalized river

The reimagined Glendale Regional Park and Jordan River Nature Park provide an unprecedented opportunity to complement decades of investments along the Jordan River Parkway. Recreated wetlands, boat docks and boat-rental facilities, a whitewater play park, and unique interpretive nature and wildlife viewing opportunities will combine to make the river an exciting destination.

Additional recreational water features along the river will include creation of seven boat launches with ramps and docks for small watercraft such as canoes and kayaks, and a portage area to traverse the Gatsby Diversion at approximately 100 South.

Streamside improvements along the Jordan River between 2100 South and 2500 North will add natural-surface pedestrian trails, bicycle/pedestrian bridges over the river, safety improvements and natural landscaping.

Connected trails

Significant improvements and additions to paved and unpaved trails will create a loop around the City, connecting existing and new parks, providing a new way to reach downtown and linking the built and unbuilt environments.

  • The 9 Line Extension will be the most substantial addition ever to our paved trail network, providing a long-needed east-west connection from the Wasatch Mountains to the Jordan River, linking the river parkway with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and skirting the southern edge of downtown.
  • The Wasatch Connector will provide a new east-west connection from Wasatch Drive to Foothill Drive through Bonneville Golf Course.
  • The Folsom Trail will connect the Jordan River Parkway to downtown and Memory Grove, the gateway to City Creek Canyon and easy access to the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.
  • The Bonneville Shoreline Trail will see a significant makeover from Emigration Canyon on the south to the northern City boundary, where the trail continues into Davis County.

Urban nature

An integrated element of the Connecting You to Nature plan is to highlight the importance of linking residents to nature in the foothills and the river corridor, as well as providing new opportunities for people to immerse themselves in nature within the City.

From the Jordan River Nature Park and streamside improvements to the 9 Line Extension, Folsom Trail and Bonneville Shoreline Trail enhancements, projects will bring a more nature-oriented, sustainability-focused experience to the City. Once the plan is completed, residents will be able to make a quick trip to the Jordan River Nature Park to birdwatch, kids will have opportunities to learn about the river ecosystem, hikers and mountain bikers will benefit from better trails and interpretive signage in the foothills, and urban trail users will value landscaped trails that are separated from streets where possible.

To improve the sustainability of our parks system, several parks and golf courses will be converted to use secondary water, rather than the drinking-quality water we now use. This will save money over the long run and help preserve water resources for other uses.

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June 29, 2015, 7:36 AM

Dear friends,

Salt Lake City recently completed a wide-reaching public engagement process to ask residents what they’d like to see in terms of our parks, trails and open spaces in the future. I’m grateful that more than 1,000 residents, as well as our friends who live in other communities but enjoy our recreational opportunities, weighed in on this important issue.

This process was prompted by the City’s decision to close and repurpose the Glendale and Jordan River par 3 golf courses. Given the need to consider the future of these spaces, we felt it worthwhile to take this opportunity to broaden our information-gathering to parks and recreation needs throughout the City.

What we learned

Participants in the outreach process told us they love Salt Lake City’s parks, trails and open spaces, but they want them improved, and they want City leaders to “fill in the gaps” with outdoor opportunities we lack. City residents also said they’re willing to pay for additions and improvements if the City Council places a General Obligation bond proposal on the ballot this November.

Here’s a summary of what participants told us:

Residents expressed strong interest for adding new parks and recreation opportunities, including:

  • Natural open spaces within the City, which could include urban farms and nature centers
  • Mountain biking parks
  • Places to engage in more water-related sports, such as along the Jordan River

They also said they want more of the following:

  • Connectivity between trails throughout the City
  • Unpaved trails in the foothills
  • Spaces for specific types of activities, such as disc golf

Finally, people want the City to take better care of the facilities we already have:

  • Maintain and improve existing park spaces
  • Weave sustainable principles into all parks and recreation facilities and services
  • Switch to secondary water for irrigation wherever possible

Open House, Polling Results Fairly Similar

In addition to a series of stakeholder workshops, open houses and online survey responses, the City also commissioned an opinion poll of 406 respondents throughout all seven City Council districts. Feedback from the qualitative public engagement process was mostly consistent with residents’ responses to the quantitative opinion survey.

There were a few exceptions where results diverged among the two feedback-gathering methods. Although a variety of interest groups – supporters of cycling, golf and disc golf, in particular – were well represented during a series of open houses, those interests weren’t top-of-mind in the public opinion survey, which provides a statistically representative selection of City residents. For example, about a quarter of open house participants said they’d like to see more opportunities for disc golf, but only a handful of poll respondents mentioned disc golf when given the opportunity. However, both sources of information will be considered in development of the package of projects that may be placed on the November ballot.

In addition, the number of those wanting to keep Glendale Golf Course open was much higher in the open houses and online survey than in the opinion poll. Just fewer than one in four poll respondents said they had used a City golf course in the past year, and only 6 percent suggested keeping the Glendale and Jordan River courses open for golf. On the other hand, more than 90 percent said they had used a neighborhood park and more than 60 percent who have used foothill trails.

What happens next?

The feedback from the outreach processes will be used by me and members of my Administration to develop a list of projects, including cost estimates, to submit to the City Council in early July. The Council will then review and adjust the project list and seek further input from residents before deciding by Aug. 18 whether they’ll place a General Obligation bond proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot to fund the projects. The list would likely include a mix of specific projects, as well as items like “foothill trail improvements,” that would be further defined with public input if the bond proposal is successful.

I’m very appreciative of the great response from residents and other stakeholders for their participation in this outreach process. I’m confident that we’ll be able to develop a robust and well-rounded package of parks and recreation projects that Salt Lake City voters will strongly support in the upcoming election. This is a vital step in continuing our march to making Salt Lake City more vibrant, livable and sustainable!

For more information, and to follow the progress of the Parks, Trails and Open Space initiative, please visit outdoorsslc.com, where you can sign up to regular e-mail updates. 

Warms regards,

Mayor Ralph Becker

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June 4, 2015, 9:21 AM

Thank you to everyone who participated in the public open house opportunities and online survey during the Salt Lake City Parks, Trails and Open Space Public Engagement process in May.  The survey is now closed but residents are still welcome, and encouraged, to provide general comments.  During the month of June, City staff will be analyzing all of the public input received.  Once completed, this draft, reflecting resident feedback, will be submitted to the City Council for consideration (mid-June). By the end of July, City staff will use the information as the basis for a general obligation bond proposal for potential City parks, trails and open space enhancements.  After receipt of this proposal, the Council may conduct further public work sessions and public hearings.  A final decision from the Council on a bond initiative is expected in August 2015. 

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May 29, 2015, 12:03 PM

 

 

Salt Lake Council Formal Meeting

Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.

City & County Building, Room 315

451 South State Street

 

Two topics -- Plan Salt Lake and the next City Budget-- need your input.  Several options for input exist to you: both are in Open City Hall and both have Public Hearings at  the June 2 SLC Council Meeting.

 

Plan Salt Lake is a comprehensive, citywide vision for Salt Lake City that has gone through an extended review period with public input on many levels. The Plan is now before the City Council for its final review before possible adoption in the coming months. The Plan will be used to guide future community master plans and element plans over the next 25 years, so public input at every step is important. Learn more at plansaltlake.com  

 

Another key hearing on June 2 involves your tax dollars at work. The budget season for the City of Salt Lake is in full swing and your input is requested. It's a time when the City budgets for flowers, roads, police officers, water, garbage, fire fighters, parking enforcement, and City dollars and cents are discussed, and decisions are made that determine the year ahead. Following the public hearings, a final vote must be taken by June 22. Learn more about the budget proposal here.  

 

Other ways to comment:

  • Our online comment form: "We're Listening" on slccouncil.com.
  • Phone: 801-535-7600
  • Fax: 801-535-7651
  • 24- Hr. Comment Line: 801-535-7654
  • Mail: Salt Lake City Council, PO Box 145476, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-5476
  • You may comment on any topic for up to two minutes during the open podium period of Formal Council Meetings.

 

Stay informed

  • Watch Council Meetings live on SLCTV cable channel 17 or watch Council Meetings live from a computer by visiting: slctv.com.
  • View a rebroadcast of a City Council meeting on SLCTV cable channel 17 by checking the TV schedule.
  • Listen to a previous Council meeting or download a podcast here.
  • Contact the City Recorder's Office at 801-535-7671 and request a CD copy of a Council meeting or a particular agenda item.

 

 

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May 22, 2015, 7:12 PM

An announcement was sent earlier today regarding a survey for businesses and property owners about public engagement on the 200 West Improvements project. 

This particular survey is directed toward a specific audience. The announcement was sent to the wider audience in error. We apologize for the confusion. 

If you have questions, please contact Robyn Stanczyk at 801-535-6230.

Thank you.

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May 18, 2015, 8:29 AM

Salt Lake City is conducting a broad and inclusive public engagement process throughout May to generate ideas and gather feedback about what residents value most about parks, trails and open space in the City and about specific projects they’d like to see investment in.

For more information on the initiative and a public survey opportunity, visit http://ouroutdoorsslc.com/.

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April 23, 2015, 7:03 PM

The Homeless Services Site Evaluation Commission is examining the location and configuration of day-to-day homeless Services in Salt Lake City. The Commission has developed two draft documents: a Community Commitments and Values Statement, and Factors for Success. We would like your feedback.

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April 13, 2015, 10:37 AM

Salt Lake City invites you to help plan the future of the Parley’s Way Corridor!

Parley’s Way has long been identified as an important gateway into Salt Lake City and residents have expressed their desire to transform Parley’s Way into a safe, efficient and beautiful corridor for pedestrians, bikes, automobiles and transit. In an effort to implement Salt Lake City’s complete streets policies, the City has initiated a specific planning effort to develop a gateway corridor plan for Parley’s Way.

The Parley’s Way Corridor Plan will address the form and function of the street with respect to:

  • Transportation;
  • Connectivity;
  • Land Use; and
  • Streetscape Design.

In October 2014 Salt Lake City conducted a public workshop where approximately 130 people shared their ideas for the future design and function of Parley’s Way. In an ongoing effort to work with the community in developing the vision for Parley’s Way and the strategies to implement that vision, we are inviting you to participate in an Idea Generation survey. The purpose of the survey is to reinforce and further refine the ideas generated to date by the community and the project team.

Please take a few moments of your time and participate in the survey by visiting http://www.peakdemocracy.com/2547.

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April 10, 2015, 3:38 PM

 

The City is considering additional recycling requirements for businesses and multi-family residences.  Considering your local business relationship, or other relationship with the City, the City Council would appreciate your input and help spreading the word about this proposal. 

Here's who would be affected:  business license holders who generate more than eight large garbage bins of garbage per week.  Business license holders include all types of commercial business, services and retail, as well as apartment and condo complexes.  Typically, businesses more than 10 employees would be impacted, but depending on the type of company, smaller organizations might generate enough waste to be required to comply as well.

The Council has posted information on the City's Open City Hall forum to accept comments and engage people in the proposed changes.

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February 23, 2015, 6:52 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – Residents are invited to join Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank and a panel of experts and community stakeholders for the first of a series of community dialogues on use of force issues on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 6-8 p.m. in the Tessman Auditorium of the Salt Lake City Library Main Branch, 210 E. 400 South.

Salt Lake City first announced the dialogue series several weeks ago on Open City Hall, an online forum where residents can share their thoughts and opinions on specified topics with City officials. To view the discussion on use of force on Open City Hall, please click here.   

Salt Lake City government officials recognize that there is a concern in the community about officer-involved shootings and other use of force issues. The dialogue series will convene interested community members, policy makers and subject matter experts for meaningful discussion of the issues associated with force, and in particular, officer-involved shootings. The dialogue series will be a constructive way to promote conversation among interested stakeholders to assess perceived needs, problems, and hopes for the future for Salt Lake City on this challenging issue.  

Details for the dialogues are outlined below. All forums are free and open to the public. For additional questions please contact Mayor's Office of Diversity & Human Rights Coordinator Yolanda Francisco-Nez at 801-535-7734 or yolanda.francisco-nez@slcgov.com.   

Fair and Equal Treatment Forum

February 25 6-8 p.m.

Salt Lake City Library Main Branch

Tessman Auditorium, First Floor 

210 E. 400 South  

Introduction: Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker Moderator: Professor of Criminal Justice at Weber State University Dr. Robert C. Wadman  Panelists: Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank, Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill, American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Executive Director Karen McCreary, Salt Lake City Civilian Review Board Investigator Rick Rasmussen, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI Utah) Executive Director Jamie Justice.    

Dialogue #2 

Topic: Police Training Curriculum

March 4 6-8 p.m.

Sweet Library, 455 F Street  

Dialogue #3

Topic: Know Your Rights

March 18 6-8 p.m.

Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 South 900 West

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February 5, 2015, 1:29 PM

We are pleased to announce that the revised draft Downtown Plan is now available for your review.

The draft plan was recommended by the Planning Commission in August 2014. Typically, the public planning process ends there and the plan is forwarded to the City Council for review and public comment. In this case, we have chosen to reopen the public process to address some concerns that were expressed regarding the draft plan.

We invite you to attend the Planning Commission meeting on February 25th to voice your support for the revised plan. Comments shared on Open City Hall will be shared with the Planning Commission at that meeting.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Downtown Plan.

The Downtown Plan Team

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January 23, 2015, 3:14 PM

In response to residents’ concerns regarding officer-involved shootings and use of force issues, Mayor Ralph Becker is convening a series of public meetings to facilitate community discussion on these topics.  “We recognize that there is concern in our community about the use of force and are developing a dialogue series to convene policymakers and interested community members for meaningful discussions of the issues associated with use of force, and in particular, officer involved shootings,” said Mayor Becker. “I’m seeking input from community members to let us know exactly how these forums should look to ensure we’re working together and effectively.”   To begin the effort, residents are being invited to share their thoughts on which topics and issues need to be addressed, who should be a part of the dialogue and what type of meeting structure will provide the best benefit. The feedback posting will be open for comment through Feb. 8, after which ideas will be tabulated and public meetings scheduled

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January 9, 2015, 10:43 AM

Positive Recommendation from Transportation Advisory Board

January 5, 2015

The Salt Lake City Transportation Advisory Board recommended, with positive support, that the Draft Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan be submitted to the Planning Commission for their consideration.  The Transportation Division will present the Draft Plan and a summary of public input to the Planning Commission at the January 14 briefing.  Transportation Division staff will then incorporate relevant comments into the final draft of the plan.  The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on January 28th to consider a formal recommendation to submit the Final Draft of the Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan to City Council for their approval in the coming months.

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December 12, 2014, 9:27 AM

The Planning Commission held a public hearing on Wednesday December 10, 2014, where they voted to forward a positive recommendation of the ordinance prepared in the staff report. This petition will be forwarded on to the City Council who the final decision is making body.

Here is a link to the staff report submitted to the Planning Commission. 

http://www.slcdocs.com/Planning/Planning%20Commission/2014/193.pdf 

Thank you for your participation! 

Please check out our other topics and let us know your thoughts at www.slcgov.com/opencityhall.

 

 

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December 2, 2014, 8:55 AM

New Topic: Salt Lake City Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan

Over the past 2 years the Salt Lake City Transportation Division has heard from thousands of residents about their needs and preferences for walking and bicycling in Salt Lake City.  We are pleased to provide a Draft of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan Update for public review and comment.  The Draft Plan is the culmination of public engagement, technical analysis, and synthesis of ideas that outlines actions and programs for active transportation, with a goal of making walking and bicycling comfortable for people of all ages and abilities.  The Plan also highlights extensive opportunities to develop a connected and comfortable urban trails network through numerous neighborhoods of the City.

Decisions:

Two other Open City Hall topics recently were closed to public comment as the City Council took action on both items.

  •  The Council voted on November 25 to prohibit horse-drawn carriage businesses from operating (with some exceptions) on City streets. More information is available here: http://www.slccouncil.com/recent-whats-happening/
  • The Council voted on November 25 to support changes to the City’s ground transportation requirements, specifically relating to transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft. The changes allow transportation network companies to operate legally in Salt Lake City under certain safety restrictions. More information is available here: http://www.slccouncil.com/recent-whats-happening/

Please share this opportunity to participate with friends, family, neighbors and your social networks.

Thank you for participating! 

 

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November 21, 2014, 2:24 PM

Over the past year, the Council has researched horse-drawn carriage businesses and practices thoroughly and has received hundreds of public comments about the matter.

With this research and public input in mind, the Council drafted a proposal that would make it unlawful for horse-drawn carriage businesses to operate on City streets with an exception for special events (such as parades) and free expression activities like parades. Click here for Council Staff report, more information on the exceptions and to download a copy of the proposed ordinance.

The Council would appreciate your comments and opinions about this proposal, and invites you to attend the Council’s Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 25, 2014.   A vote on this proposal could happen at the November 25 meeting.

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November 20, 2014, 12:54 PM

Regulation Changes Relating to Ground Mounted Utility Boxes   

The Planning Division has prepared an updated draft of the Ground Mounted Utility Box Ordinance. The purpose of this petition PLNPCM2014-00193 is to ensure that the community has reliable access to telecommunication networks and state of the art communication services while ensuring installations are achieved in a manner that preserves the aesthetic qualities of the community.

Key components of the proposed ground mounted utility box text are:
  • Exempts utility boxes placed in the right of way for public safety purposes.
  • Defines certain locations outside of the public right of way that utility boxes are allowed (such as on private property and utility easements).
  • Defines that small utility boxes are allowed in the park strip subject to specific location criteria.
  • Larger boxes proposed for the park strip or additional boxes over the number per block can only be allowed if a Special Exception is approved. Special exceptions require public review and input.
  • Addresses general location, materials and maintenance issues.
  • Provides opportunities for public art on utility boxes.

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October 20, 2014, 10:58 AM

Comment Period Extended to November 20, 2014

Help shape the future of the Central Wasatch Mountains!

To move toward a preferred future scenario for the central Wasatch Mountains, we asked each System Group (Environment, Recreation, Economy and Transportation) to DREAM BIG and consider their system in a perfect world. These ambitions are reflected in each group’s IDEALIZED SYSTEM. Keep in mind that no decisions have been made. Each ideal system is based on System Group Visions, Goals and Metrics that were reviewed by the public and approved by the Executive Board in August. Those are available to view here.

Please review the IDEALIZED SYSTEMS and offer your opinions.

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October 6, 2014, 10:58 AM

To move toward a preferred future scenario for the central Wasatch Mountains, we asked each System Group (Environment, Recreation, Economy and Transportation) to DREAM BIG and consider their system in a perfect world. These ambitions are reflected in each group’s IDEAL SYSTEM. Keep in mind that no decisions have been made. Each ideal system is based on System Group Visions, Goals and Metrics that were reviewed by the public and approved by the Executive Board in August. Those are available to view here.

Please review the IDEAL SYSTEMS document by selecting this link or selecting the image, after which please fill out the short, five question questionnaire. Additional comments can be made on this forum.

Thank you for participating in this very important project!

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September 30, 2014, 12:12 PM

Ground Transportation Proposal

The Salt Lake City Council will hold a public hearing October 14 on proposed amendments to the City’s ground transportation ordinances.

The City Council will take no formal action on the proposed amendments on the night of the hearing.

The hearing is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, Room 315, in the City & County Building, 451 South State Street.

  If adopted, the proposed ordinances would:

  • Allow “transportation network companies” to operate in Salt Lake City. Uber and Lyft are examples of transportation network companies.

 

You also may comment at the new Open City Hall topic on this proposal.

 

 

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September 8, 2014, 7:11 AM

On August 27, 2014 the Planning Commission made a decision to forward a favorable recommendation to the Downtown and Gateway Master Plan Amendments. The Planning Commission is required to make a recommendation to the City Council. The City Council will make a decision to adopt, adopt with changes or not adopt the proposed master plan.  To stay involved in the process and to learn more,  you can go to the project website, maintain your subscriptions to emails and social media, and/or subscribe to the City Council’s  “Stay Informed” services.

From the beginning of the project, an equitable and accessible public participation effort has been tenant for the Downtown Master Plan team.  Over 100 public events were held throughout the outreach process at various locations, including the Downtown Farmers Market, Utah Arts Festival, Twilight Concerts, Gallivan Center, Community Councils, and in workplaces and people’s homes.

An Advisory Committee was established to help guide and promote the participation process, respond to updates, provide ideas and be a sounding board for the accumulation of the total public input that resulted in a draft plan.

A Technical Advisory Committee was established to keep the outcomes grounded and provide an understanding of the realities of future growth. This committee was comprised of City staff, representative from the County and State, Utah Dept. of Transportation, Utah Transit Authority, Rocky Mountain Power, and other agencies that provide services in the Downtown.

A few finishing touches will be added to the draft and then a transmittal sending the plan on to the City Council will be prepared. Once the Council has the information they will review the Plan and hold a series of briefings and public hearings prior to making a final decision.

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August 29, 2014, 4:00 PM

The SLC Council has opened two new topics about planning documents that help vision the future of our City.

  • The West Salt Lake Master Plan is a visioning document for the Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods. It is the result of over two years of public engagement directed by the Salt Lake City Planning Division and its partners in the community. The plan explores the community’s history, assets, issues, and most importantly, the opportunities, all of which make West Salt Lake West Salt Lake. See the topic: http://www.peakdemocracy.com/2121
  •  9 Line Master Plan: The 9 Line trail follows the old Union Pacific rail line on 900 South from 200 West to the Surplus Canal. This planning proposal would create a framework for future development of the 9 Line Trail and nearby property. The Plan is an effort to provide a major pedestrian and bicycle link connecting the City's east and west neighborhoods. See the topic: http://www.peakdemocracy.com/2119

Before taking action on both proposed Plans, the Council will discuss them at the Sept. 2 meeting during the day-time Work Session and further discussion will lead to an Oct. 7 Public Hearing. Please read on and give us your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

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August 28, 2014, 3:54 PM

On behalf of UTA:

As part of our effort to improve how people get to transit and how they get to their destination once they have left transit, we have started a "first/last mile" study to help us determine the best strategies for our region that will help improve access to transit stations and options for reaching final destinations. 

UTA is committed to providing great service to our customers. We realize that improving connections to and from transit stations is a critical piece of an agency-wide effort to make the transit rider experience a positive one. In our 2014 board goals and our 2020 Strategic Plan, we have prioritized first/last mile strategy identification.

This survey will assist us in gathering information about access to transit barriers. Once we identify these issues, we can begin to work on plans for improvement. We truly appreciate your time and effort in answering these short survey questions.

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August 14, 2014, 9:44 AM

Plan Salt Lake is a comprehensive, citywide vision for Salt Lake City. It will be used to guide future community master plans and element plans over the next twenty-five years. The purpose of Plan Salt Lake is to:

  • Establish and articulate an overarching citywide vision for Salt Lake City.
  • Identify the commonly held values of our community.
  • Establish a framework for future community master plans and element plans to carry out the Vision.
  • Set targets and identify key metrics to help measure success over time.

The draft plan is now available for comments and we would really appreciate some feedback.

Recently Closed Topics

  • Proposed Names for Open Space Lands Program Inventory; This project will go to the Salt Lake City Council for a final decision.
  • Mountain Accord; Draft Vision, Goals, and Metrics ; Mountain Accord is a collaborative effort that will make critical, integrated decisions regarding the future of Utah's Central Wasatch mountains.Now is the time to make future-focused decisions about this beautiful and essential resource. To follow Mountain Accord go to http://mountainaccord.com/ and select the "Stay Informed" button. The project team will be holding two sets of working group meetings between now and September to prepare Idealized Systems for Transportation, Recreation, Environment and Economy. Those Idealized Systems will be available for public review and comment on Open City Hall October 1 – 14. 

Please share this announcements with your friends, family and social networks. 

Thank you!

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July 31, 2014, 2:02 PM

The Salt Lake City Planning Commission is reviewing a draft of the Downtown Community Master Plan. The plan includes the community’s vision of what we want Downtown to become in the future, how we will get there, and a way to measure our success. The key themes in the plan include:

  • Increasing the residential population of Downtown;
  • Increase Downtown as a destination for City residents, the region, and tourists;
  • Improve the connections between Downtown, nearby neighborhoods, and the region;
  • Increase Downtown’s role as a commercial engine for the City, region, and State; and
  • Establish a framework for future development that respects our setting, sense of place, history, culture, and role in the region.

Please take some time to review the draft and offer comments. Your comments will be forwarded on to the Salt Lake City Planning Commission.

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July 29, 2014, 3:57 PM

What are your thoughts on the Draft Vision, Goals, and Metrics of the Phase 1 work of Mountain Accord?

Mountain Accord is a collaborative effort that will make critical, integrated decisions regarding the future of Utah's Central Wasatch mountains. The Central Wasatch mountains are a beautiful and an irreplaceable resource – and the time for future-focused decision-making is now. Mountain Accord has brought together over twenty organizations that are committed to planning collaboratively and regionally to ensure that the Wasatch mountains are resilient in the face of future challenges. The first phase will culminate in a broad agreement on a preferred scenario that will identify optimal areas for preservation, development, and environmentally-sustainable transportation corridors and modes.

The Phase 1 work of Mountain Accord is built around a systems approach to planning. We have formed four System Groups, corresponding to Mountain Accord’s four primary goals – environment, recreation, transportation and economics. The System Groups are populated with policy-level and technical subject matter experts, community and advocacy groups, and staff from agencies and organizations with an interest or mandate related to that system. Click here to view the topic and report.

What have we learned about Downtown Streetcar since our last Open House?

Beginning in May 2013, through a federal grant awarded in 2010, an Alternatives Analysis was initiated to study local transit circulation that would support redevelopment in Downtown Salt Lake City. Through stakeholder and public input along with technical evaluation of options, the study team is approaching readiness to make a recommendation. Here is what we have learned so far. Check out the blog.

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July 11, 2014, 3:39 PM

The Salt Lake City Council wants your suggestions for how to balance off-leash dogs with other park and trail uses 

The Salt Lake City Council's goal is to expand opportunities for residents to enjoy outdoor activities with their off-leash dogs while minimizing impacts on other people, on health and safety, on parks and open space, on nature and wildlife, and on Salt Lake City's budget.

To help move toward that goal, the Council organized a community working group that met throughout May 2014.  It included community stake holders in addition to Council Members Charlie Luke, Luke Garrott and Erin Mendenhall. Relevant City department officials and Salt Lake County Animal Services provided their expertise as well. Together, the working group developed recommendations that aim to balance off-leash dogs with other park and trail uses.  On July 15, the Council will discuss in a Work Session the working group's recommendations and determine the Council's next steps.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  City & County Building

451 South State Street, Room 326

This discussion is estimated to begin at 4:30 pm     

If you are unable to attend the Council meeting, you can hear the discussion by:

  • Tuning in live from a computer by visiting:  www.slcgov.com/slctv;
  • Watching a rebroadcast of the July 15 City Council meeting on SLCTV  Channel 17;
  • Downloading a recorded video of the July 15 Council meeting or a podcast at www.slcgov.com/slctv/slctv-videos-demand;
  • Contacting the City Recorder's Office at (801) 535-7671 to request a CD copy of the July 15 Council meeting or this particular agenda item.

NOTE: Provide your feedback on this issue to the Council by visiting the newly-opened topic on Open City Hall.

Other ways to provide feedback to the City Council:

  • Write:  Salt Lake City Council, P.O. Box 145476, Salt Lake City, UT  84114-5476
  • Fax:  (801) 535-7651
  • Comment Line:  (801) 535-7654

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July 10, 2014, 3:18 PM

 

Update on golf discussion

The Salt Lake City Council is scheduled to receive follow-up briefings on July 15 and July 29 about the City Golf Fund’s long-term financial issues. No decisions about the courses are expected at these July meetings. The two briefings, open to the public, are part of both Council Work Session agendas that start at 2:00 p.m. in room 326 of the City & County Building. Check the Council website for agendas.

The public is invited to listen to the discussion in the Work Sessions. Comments from the public can be made at Formal Meetings, which start at 7 p.m.  The comment sections of the meetings are part of the regular Formal Meeting agenda where the public is invited to offer input at the podium for 2 minutes. To watch or listen to the meetings, go here.

New Open City Hall Topic

Many from the public have already provided input to the Council, and greatly added to the golf discussion and offered potential options the Council can consider. A new golf topic on the City's online forum, Open City Hall  has been opened to take additional input on the topic.

The Council and Mayor's Administration are working together on what steps the City might take to help the courses do better financially. Read a list of frequently asked questions and answers about the golf discussion. Please make a note that Council staff will be updating this FAQ list with the latest information as it is received.

No decisions have been made about possibly closing courses (except Jordan Par 3), but many options are being explored. To keep in touch with the golf discussion, check the Council website or sign-up to receive email updates specific to golf.   Sign Up Now

Stay informed

  • Watch Council Meetings live from a computer by visiting: www.slctv.com
  • View a rebroadcast of a City Council meeting on SLCTV cable channel 17
  • Visit: www.slcgov.com/slctv/slctv-videos-demand to listen to a previous Council meeting or download a podcast.
  • Contact the City Recorder’s Office at (801) 535-7671 and request a CD copy of a Council meeting or a particular agenda item.

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July 8, 2014, 1:14 PM

The Open Space Lands Program (OSLP) wishes to establish and begin the process to officially codify existingParks and Public Lands Division (PPL) managed land, starting with the initiation of compliance for its own inventory following Salt Lake City’s “Naming of City Assets” ordinance (3.65). Only two management areas in the OSLP inventory have official names.

What name(s) do you call the open space lands nearest your home?

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June 18, 2014, 11:19 AM

Advancements in telecommunication systems have changed the world immensely. People now have multiple ways to see and hear what is happening around the world in real time. As service providers establish high tech network infrastructure or upgrade existing services, they are doing it by running lines along utility poles and/or in underground conduits that terminate in equipment boxes or cabinets throughout the city. These utility boxes are sites where lines can be serviced.

The Planning Division is seeking comments and suggestions regarding these needed changes to the City Code.

Please consider the following questions:

  • Have you noticed utility boxes in park strips and do you think they create a problem?
  • Should the City encourage the installation of multiple service provider equipment boxes in a single location or implement spacing requirements?
  • If a ground mounted utility box is located in the public way, what types of regulations should it have to meet?
  • If the equipment boxes need to be in a residential neighborhood where should they be located?
  • Should there be increased design criteria for residential vs. nonresidential locations?
  • What type of mitigation measures would enhance the appearance of an installation site?

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June 9, 2014, 1:33 PM

Thank you for your comments and participation!

On June 5, 2014 Mayor Ralph Becker signed the Open Data Policy. Here is a link to the adopted policy http://www.slcinfobase.com/PPAREO/#!WordDocuments/opendataportalprocedures.htm

We are also working on changes to data.slcgov.com check it out when you get a chance.

Thank you for helping Salt Lake City meet our transperancy goals.

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June 4, 2014, 12:49 PM

2014-15 Budget Discussions in final stages

 

Another budget season is heading into its final stages as Salt Lake City leaders look to complete budget deliberations and prepare for the start of the new fiscal year. A final vote on the 2014-15 budget could be taken on Tuesday, June 10. By Utah statute, the Council must adopt the City budget before June 22 each year. It becomes effective July 1.

The Salt Lake City Council already has held two public hearings (May 20 & June 3) on the proposed City budget for 2014-15. The Council decided to continue the Public Hearing on the budget to the June 10 meeting.

The Council seeks your opinion on several key questions in the budget proposal!

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May 27, 2014, 10:43 AM

The Open Space Lands Program (OSLP) wishes to establish and begin the process to officially codify existingParks and Public Lands Division (PPL) managed land, starting with the initiation of compliance for its own inventory following Salt Lake City’s “Naming of City Assets” ordinance (3.65). Only two management areas in the OSLP inventory have official names.

What name(s) do you call the open space lands nearest your home?

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May 16, 2014, 2:43 PM

Public Hearing on May 20 for Sugar House Streetcar Corridor Master Plan

postponed; New Date TBA

The Public Hearing on the Sugar House Streetcar Corridor Master Plan scheduled for Tuesday, May 20 has been postponed.

The Salt Lake City Mayor's office has been asked to present various options to the Council involving the Master Plan. A rescheduled hearing date will be identified after new information is presented to the Council. If you have already commented to the Council on this issue but have additional comments you wish to make, you are invited to make them at the new hearing, when scheduled.

The proposal also is a topic on Open City Hall, our online forum. Your continuing input is requested!

Potential action on this topic will move to later this summer, possibly in July.

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May 8, 2014, 3:35 PM

Dear Neighbors,

The Salt Lake City Council invites you to share your thoughts on a proposal involving the neighborhood around the Sugar House Streetcar.

The proposal includes changes to the Sugar House Streetcar corridor master plan and zoning for the area that are topics of an upcoming public hearing (a 3rd opportunity for public comment) on May 20 at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

The proposal also is a new Open City Hall forum topic.  Some of the questions you may want to consider: How should the City encourage residential and commercial development near the Streetcar? How should the City refine the community’s master plan?

Your continuing input is requested!

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May 1, 2014, 7:49 PM

On February 19th, 2014, Mayor Ralph Becker announced that Salt Lake City was among a short list with 33 other cities working with Google to explore the possibility of bringing the ultra high-speed Google Fiber broadband network to residents.  To be considered for this investment by Google, Salt Lake Citywas asked to provide a response to the Google Fiber City Checklist by May 1st, 2014.  Salt Lake City has submitted all the items required on the checklist and will continue working with Google in the coming months as they work through their due diligence process.  Google plans to announce which cities will get Google Fiber by the end of this year.

By responding to the Google Fiber City Checklist, Salt Lake City seized the opportunity to analyze internal processes and as a result, developed the Salt Lake City Fiber Checklist, a comprehensive permitting guide for all fiber optic installation projects in our community.

Salt Lake City has set up this blog site on Open City Hall to post up to date information on the process and take comments.  For more information, please email: fiberinfo@slcgov.com.

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April 27, 2014, 7:03 AM

Draft Existing Conditions & Future Trendlines of the Environment Systems This document provides a high-level overview of the environment system, describes how the system is currently performing, and provides insight into how the system has changed over time. The environment system for Mountain Accord can be described through four major categories: water, air, ecosystems, and land. In addition, population growth and climate change have been identified as stressors and are included in this discussion. Please review and provide specific feedback between now and May 7, 2014. On May 12, 2014 the Executive Commitee will meet and vote on the reports. Your feedback is important to the Executive Committee and will be included in the information provided to them. In addition please check out the othere reports and comment at http://www.peakdemocracy.com/1844 Thank you for your participation! Please share this email with a friend or family member.

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April 21, 2014, 11:48 AM

We need your help shaping the future of the central Wasatch!  The Mountain Accord project team has released its first set of draft reports, Existing Conditions and Future Trend lines. These documents outline where we are now, and where we are headed in this process. 

Please review and provide specific feedback between now and May 2, 2014. On May 12, 2014 the Executive Committee will meet and vote on the reports. Your feedback is important to the Executive Committee and will be included in the information provided to them.

These reports summarize the major systems in place which impact the Central Wasatch.

  • Future Trendlines Report
  • Recreation Report
  • Economic Report
  • Transportation Report

Please take a look at the topic and let us know your opinion!

Thank you from the Wasatch Accord Team

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April 9, 2014, 11:16 AM

The Council is considering proposed changes for the management and enforcement of animals deemed menaces to the public’s health and safety.  Currently, Salt Lake City Code classifies animals that threaten the public’s health and safety as either dangerous or vicious.

Also: Salt Lake City Code has no time restriction for tethering. The Council  invites you to share your thoughts on two proposals relating to dog tethering regulations.

Weigh-in on proposed changes for dog tethering and managing animals deemed  menaces to the public’s health and safety.

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April 2, 2014, 3:55 PM

The Salt Lake City Council is currently considering design standards for drive-through service windows. Keeping in mind the City’s goals of creating a walkable and sustainable environment, and being inclusive of all City residents and visitors, the proposed changes would allow all patrons to have equal access and service regardless of whether they arrive on foot, bicycle, in a motor vehicle or via another mode of transportation.

Due to the fact that many drive-through windows stay open longer than the dining room, it is proposed that some improvements to drive-through service accessibility be examined.

The Council recognizes there may be some limitations due to insurance considerations. Therefore, as an alternative, property owners could provide service through other means; such as having a designated walk-up window or making dining room service available during the same business hours as drive-through service. The Council is seeking comments and suggestions. We want to hear from businesses and others that would be affected by the proposed changes. A public hearing on this proposal is scheduled for April 22 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 451 S. State St.

What do you think of proposed changes to Salt Lake City Development Standards for Drive-Through Facilities?

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April 2, 2014, 3:11 PM

The Salt Lake City Council is reviewing a report on the City’s golf courses. The report, which was conducted by a golf consulting firm in fall 2013, consists of a financial study and capital improvement assessment of the City’s golf program and courses. Findings include an analysis of water costs, marketing opportunities and prioritized improvements.

At this time, the Council is not considering any actions but to review the report and its recommendations. Action may be considered as part of the yearly budgeting process, which ends in late June. Council Members were briefed on the topic at the March 25 Work Session.

To read the report, the accompanying paperwork for the Golf Course Study, including the City Council Staff report, the Administration’s proposal, and information from the consultant, go to this Open City Hall Topic.

What are your thoughts about this study of SLC golf courses?

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April 1, 2014, 3:49 PM

Salt Lake City is currently drafting Design Guidelines for Historic Apartment and Multifamily Buildings. The guidelines will enhance understanding and appreciation of the history and importance of these buildings, provide information on best practices for their maintenance, repair and sensitive alteration, provide design advice, guidance and application review criteria for sensitive repair, alteration and additions for current historic buildings, and provide guidance and design review criteria for a new multifamily building in one of the city’s local historic districts. The design guidelines are written to provide information, advice and guidance for residents, owners, developers, designers and contractors, information and design review criteria for City staff and commissions, as well as providing an information resource for the community as a whole.

What are your thoughts on the guidelines?

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