At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed the Transit Master Plan, a 20-year plan that makes recommendations about transit service, infrastructure, supportive investments and policies. Conversation centered on which areas of the City need additional transit options, and goals for providing high-quality, frequent transit service to more residents.
UTA officials also were at the meeting and joined in with the conversation on transit needs for the SLC community. The Council will continue to discuss the plan in the coming months and will holdpublic hearings to get community feedback on the plan.
The Council also received an update from the Administration about the City’s response to the July 26 severe storm, which resulted in more than two inches of rainfall in less than an hour. The City is still requesting people report home and business damage.
The City is working to gather enough data to justify federal participation through the Small Business Administration loan process. The first step was a Citywide Declaration of Emergency made shortly after the storm by the Mayor. Because even the SBA loan process has limitations on eligibility, the Council asked the Mayor’s Office to come back with options for how to assist those experiencing significant uninsured damage, and what those options might cost. In consultation with the Mayor’s Office, the Council Chair has scheduled a tentative follow-up discussion for September 5th.
Questions about volunteer help, clean up to public property, requests for bulky waste pickup, and more can be found by checking the contacts listed below.
Initial damage reports: 801-483-6700, choose option 1
Online assistance: http://www.bereadyslc.com/m-a-r-c/
The Council also: