Recap of the October 17 City Council Meeting

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council continued its discussion of Growing SLC: A 5-Year Housing Plan. Affordable housing is a priority of the Council’s for 2017. Council Members discussed one of the goals of the plan, which is to build equity throughout the City so people of all income levels have access to affordable housing. The Council held and closed a public hearing on the topic, and will hold an additional hearing on November 21. The Council will continue to discuss the plan in the coming weeks.

The Council also continued its discussion of a proposal that would allow Accessory Dwelling Units (commonly referred to as mother-in-law apartments) in more areas of the City. The Council requested more information from the Administration in order to consider options related to boundaries and enforcement.  The Council will continue to discuss this topic at a future Council Meeting.

Additionally, the Council:

  • heard from more than 30 people who were concerned about use of force by police officers.
  • discussed funding options for the Twilight Concert Series. The Administration presented its plan to hold off on funding the Twilight Concert Series for Summer 2018. Following policy and funding discussions in the coming months, the Administration and Council may develop and adopt a funding proposal for the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget, which would fund a Summer 2019 summer concert series.
  • discussed options for the planned TRAX stop at the new Salt Lake City International Airport Terminal.
  • and several other proposals.

Watch the work session here, and formal meeting here.