At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council:
- heard from four constituents regarding a possible General Obligation bond for street reconstruction. The public hearing was the culmination of an outreach effort that included scheduled coffee chats in each of the Council districts, open houses, and booths at farmers markets. The Council will likely vote on whether to place the $87 million bond on the November ballot at its next meeting on August 14. Learn more at www.FundingOurFutureSLC.com.
- heard from constituents regarding proposed zoning changes for Block 67, located at 230 West 200 South. The zoning changes would allow for one or more towers to be built on the site that could be taller than 120 feet, which exceeds what is currently allowed in the area. Several constituents from the neighboring Japanese Church of Christ and the Salt Lake Buddhist Temple expressed concern over the zoning proposal. The Council will take action on the proposal in the coming weeks.
- also discussed proposed changes to the City’s process for designating dog off-leash areas. The changes would simplify and expedite the process by delegating it to the Administration. The Council asked staff to prepare recommendations for keeping the Council involved in the process and ensuring there’s a pubic outreach process going forward. The Council will hold future work session discussions about this issue, and a public hearing, before taking action.