Up Next: Budget Deliberations for Council’s Recreation, Green Space, Golf Recommendations

Up Next: Budget Deliberations for Recreation, Green Space, Golf Recommendations

After years of public input, independent reviews and an “open call” for ideas, The Salt Lake City Council has sent a set of recommendations to the Mayor’s office that would create new recreational opportunities, expand the City’s open green space and preserve the long-term viability of the City’s golf courses.

The Mayor now has the option to review the recommendations and incorporate them within a budget proposal for the Fiscal Year 2015-16. The Mayor presents the budget plan to the Council in early May, which kicks off a series of budget hearings open to the public. Once the Mayor unveils a budget plan for FY 2015-16 it will become apparent which of the Council’s recommendations have been incorporated, and to what extent.

The public will have multiple opportunities to weigh in on the budget before the Council takes final action in mid-June.  Read more info on the budget process here.

Council Chambers

When can I speak at Council Meetings?

Several of the upcoming City Council meetings include a public comment portion of the evening. The City Council formal meetings on April 7 and April 28  include an open podium where people have two minutes to comment on any topic. Scheduled public hearings at formal meetings also are an opportunity to speak on the topic of the hearing. All the formal meetings start at 7:00 p.m.

See the most recent agenda here.

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