The Council discussed a number of challenges related to the State’s proposed prison relocation site in Salt Lake City. The Council specifically discussed challenges around water and sewer capacity issues, mosquito conditions, and possible challenges related to the City’s old landfill, which is south of the site. Read more.
The Council was briefed about a possible bond for expanding open space opportunities in the City that the Council will consider placing on the November ballot. The Council took a straw poll, deciding to continue discussing projects that would comprise the bond should it be approved by voters. The Council did not approve of pursuing either of a $150 million option or $125 million option which the Mayor’s Administration had prepared. The Council will discuss and decide which open space projects it would support in the coming weeks, and will vote on whether to place a bond on the ballot at its August 18 meeting. Read more.