At the Council and RDA Meeting:
- outgoing Council Members Charlie Luke and Erin Mendenhall were recognized for their service and accomplishments during their time on the Council and RDA Board.
- the Council adopted a ceremonial resolution in support of ratification by the Utah State Legislature, during its 2020 general session, of the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution as it was proposed by Congress on March 22, 1972.
- the Council received the International Association of Chiefs of Police Management and Operations Study of the Salt Lake City Police Department. The study included 61 recommendations in areas such as recruitment, technology, and number of patrol officers. The police department plans to begin a reorganization in January 2020 to implement some of the study recommendations.
- the Council approved a partial adoption of the proposed Budget Amendment No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which included $150,000 to fund police overtime for patrolling City parks and “hot spots.” Included in the partial adoption, the Council asked the incoming administration to reevaluate security at the City and County Building.
- the Board approved a $1.8 million loan for Richmond Flats, a 60-unit affordable housing development to be located at 2960 South Richmond Street.
- the Board adopted a resolution that approved a tax increment reimbursement agreement between the RDA, Garn Development Company, and the Ritchie Group for the large-scale mixed-use development on Block 67 North. Located at the northwest corner of the block bounded by 100 South, 200 South, 200 West and 300 West, the proposed project would ultimately include residential, commercial and office space, as well as a large parking structure. Discussion included good faith considerations for the betterment and revitalization of Japantown, which will receive 10% of the tax increment for design improvements, including “good neighbor conditions” to accommodate services during festivals and events, streetscape and lot improvement options, and a public benefit in the form of a mid-block walkway. Phase 1 of the project is expected to be completed in April 2020.
- the Council interviewed and approved multiple appointments to various City boards and commissions.
Visit the Council’s agenda page for meeting documents and video or view an archive of prior meeting recaps.