At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council:
- discussed the proposed 0.5 percent sales tax increase the City is considering and held its third public hearing about the proposal, at which 15 people spoke. Discussion centered on critical service needs for affordable housing, transit and public safety. The Council had tentatively planned to vote on the proposed increase at tonight’s meeting, but tentatively rescheduled the vote for May 1 in order to allow for more discussion and community outreach. More information at FundingOurFutureSLC.com.
- adopted a joint resolution with Mayor Jackie Biskupski advocating for fossil fuel divestment and ethical banking practices for Salt Lake City Corporation.
- together with the Salt Lake City Fire Department recognized Dr. Jennifer Plumb and Dr. Sam Plumb from Utah Naloxone for their partnership in providing the community with life-saving nalaxone kits, which are used to help individuals who have overdosed on narcotics.
- adopted an ordinance eliminating bicycle licensing fees and providing for online licensing of bicycles through the Salt Lake City Police Department website.
- adopted an interlocal agreement with the County to locate the City Prosecutor’s Office in the new County District Attorney’s Office.
- approved the appointments of several people to City boards and commissions.
- discussed and took action on several other topics.
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