At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council heard from more than 40 constituents on a range of issues from requests for increased library funding, to pay raises for Salt Lake City Police Officers, to solutions to the City’s golf fund shortfall.
The Council also discussed the Neighborhood Cleanup program as part of the proposed Sustainability Department Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget. The Administration presented plans to modify the program in order to reduce impacts on the Jordan River. According to the Administration, green waste in curbside cleanup piles contribute to high oxygen content in storm water, which flows to the Jordan River and is detrimental to the health of the waterway.
The department intends to hold a public engagement process in the coming months to get feedback from the public about future changes to the program to help curb the problems. Council Members encouraged the Administration to pursue a robust outreach effort as the program is very popular among constituents. This summer’s Neighborhood Cleanup program will not be affected.
The Council discussed a number of follow-up items related to the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget, including:
The Council will likely formally adopt the Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget at its meeting on June 13.
Watch video from all the Council’s 2017-18 budget discussions and hearings: