Recap of the July 11, 2017 Council Meeting

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed a proposal that would allow for more Accessory Dwelling Units in certain parts of the City. ADUs, also known as mother-in-law apartments, can help people age in place, provide additional income, and add to the City’s housing stock. They also present challenges related to parking, traffic and more. The Council will continue to discuss this proposal and hold two public hearings in the next few months to get public feedback.

The Council also approved the appointment of Danny Walz as the Chief Operating Officer of the Redevelopment Agency.

The Council also:

  • held a briefing about a proposal relating to energy efficiency at large commercial buildings. Under the proposal, owners of large commercial buildings would be required to track energy data and share it with the City. Buildings that aren’t energy efficient would be evaluated and their owners would be provided energy tune-up recommendations. The Council will hold a public hearing on this topic in the coming weeks before taking action;
  • accepted public comment and adopted an ordinance allowing the City to impose fines on business owners who violate business licensing ordinances. Violations may include nuisance-related issues such as repeated noise and garbage complaints.
  • discussed an interlocal agreement between the City and Salt Lake County for the construction of a portion of Parley’s Trail through City-owned Hillcrest Park at 2000 East and I-80. The Council will hold a public hearing on this topic in the coming weeks;
  • discussed impact fees;
  • discussed a number of zoning ordinances; and more.