Recap of September 19, 2017 Meeting

It was a big night for the start of a jam-packed fall schedule as the Salt Lake City Council held nine Public Hearings on Tuesday, September 19.

Input from a full house was taken in the Chambers on such topics as the proposed Transit Master Plan, changes to regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units; and regulations for two new Homeless Resource Centers (HRC) to be built in the City.

All three of these topics will have a second Public Hearing on Tuesday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the City & County Building. Can’t make the hearings? People also can weigh in at the City’s online forum, Open City Hall.

A hearing on the closure process of Rio Grande street also drew speakers to the podium this evening, before the Council then took action to approve this resolution. This is not the final step.

Afternoon discussion at the Work Session included a 5-year citywide Housing Plan, the ground transportation amendments, and Northwest Quadrant zoning. Further discussions and possible action will come in the following months.

The Council also:

  • discussed and took comments on the Capital Improvement Program (CIP): Each year the Council sets aside money for big projects that involve the construction, purchase or renovation of buildings, parks, streets or other physical structures. The Council is currently considering which CIP projects to fund and adjustments are being made for the funds available. Recommendations for changes are expected from the Mayor’s Office.
  • passed several items, including changes to signage rules for the downtown sports arena.