Salt Lake City

Summary of the September 1 City Council Meeting

Capital Improvement Program

The Council discussed the proposed budget for the City's Capital Improvement Program, which involves the construction, purchase or renovation of buildings, parks, streets or other physical structures. Council discussion centered on constituent applications and requests. The Council will continue to discuss the project list at an upcoming meeting. Read more.

 Forest Dale Golf Course Zoning Amendments, Open Space Lands Removal

The Council discussed proposed changes to the zoning for a portion of Forest Dale Golf Course. The change would allow for a fire station to be constructed. The Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal, in addition to a hearing about the removal of the land from the City's Open Space inventory, at its October 20 meeting. Read more.

The Council also:

  • adopted a joint resolution with Mayor Ralph Becker supporting September 12-19 as Eat Local Week. Read more;
  • discussed naming of the Jordan River Oxbow at 900 South, and the general process for naming assets in the City. The proposed name for the oxbow is the Fred & Ila Rose Fife Wetland Preserve. The Council will take action on this item at a later date. Read more;
  • the Council discussed a number of zoning amendments on the City's westside to better foster neighborhood business zones. The Council will hold public hearings on these proposals on October 6. Read more;
  • heard from Pam Perlich and Jim Wood from the University of Utah about housing in Salt Lake City and the County, including demographics and housing needs. Read more;
  • the Council was updated on its 2015 priority projects and active projects. Discussion centered on what the Council hopes will be included in an upcoming Economic Development Master Plan, an options for City-owned properties, and the scope for research on campaign finance. Read more;
  • set the date for a number of public hearings;
  • adopted a resolution authorizing the approval of an Interlocal Program and Funding Agreement for Mountain Accord Phase II. Read more.