Recap of the October 3 City Council Meeting

At Tuesday’s Meeting, the Council held several public hearings, including one that would allow Accessory Dwelling Units (mother-in-law apartments) in more parts of the City. Several people addressed the Council at the hearing, expressing a variety of opinions both for and against the proposal. Some were concerned about parking and traffic, while others were supportive of increasing the City’s housing stock in established neighborhoods. The Council will continue to discuss this proposal at its October 17 meeting and will take action at a later date. Read a Council statement on this topic. Read the Council’s statement on this topic.

The Council also discussed “Growing SLC: A 5-Year Housing Plan,” which outlines goals for expanding a variety of market-rate and affordable housing throughout the City. Specifically, the Council discussed the plan’s goal of modernizing zoning laws. The Council will continue to discuss specifics of the plan in the coming weeks, including potential changes. The Council will hold public hearings on the plan on October 17 and November 21 at 7 p.m. and will take action at a later date.

Also Tuesday:

  • The Council adopted a resolution declaring the second Monday in October Indigenous Peoples Day. Dozens of supporters of the proposal attended the formal meeting. Read the Council’s statement on this topic. Read the Council’s statement on this topic.
  • The Council adopted a resolution allocating the City’s Capital Improvement Program for Fiscal Year 2017-18. Capital Improvement Program projects involve the construction, purchase or renovation of buildings, parks, streets or other physical structures.
  • The Council discussed a proposal creating a signage overlay district on the block between State and Main and 100 and 200 South to support the cultural and commercial development of the block.

Read the agendas from tonight’s meeting and watch the work session here and the formal meeting here.