At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council held its second of three public hearings about potential new revenue options, including a 0.5 sales tax increase and General Obligation bond, to pay for current critical service needs. About a dozen individuals addressed the Council, sharing their support and concerns relating to the revenue proposals. The City will hold a public workshop tomorrow, Wednesday April 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Sorenson Unity Center (1383 S 900 West). More information at www.fundingourfutureslc.com.
- The Council was briefed by the Administration about various legislation from the 2018 State Legislative Session that will impact Salt Lake City. Conversation centered on affordable housing, homelessness, the Northwest Quadrant, the airport, transportation, water, taxes and air quality.
- The Council discussed federal grant funding for local non-profit organizations. Each year, the City Council is responsible for allocating the federal dollars as part of the Community Development Block Grant & Other Federal Grants. The Council will take action on this topic in the coming weeks.
- The Council discussed a proposal that would eliminate bicycle licensing fees and provide for online licensing through the Salt Lake City Police Department website. The Council will likely take action on this topic on April 17.
- The Council interviewed a number of people for City boards and commissions and approved their appointments.
Watch today’s Work Session and Formal Meetings here (click the “Interactive” links.)Tags: Air Quality, City Budget, Funding Our Future, Homelessness, Housing, Sales Tax, Transit