At today’s meetings, the Council:
- heard from nearly 30 individuals about a draft Foothills Trail System Master Plan that would guide improvements to and creation of trails that are environmentally sustainable, enjoyable, accessible, safe, and low-maintenance. This would be the first master plan for the Foothills Natural Area, covering from the North Salt Lake boundary, south to Emigration Canyon while a future plan update would address the area between Emigration and Parleys Canyons.
- received an update and demo of a Constituent Requests Management (CRM) software the City is implementing. The goal of the new software is to improve response time for constituent service requests of the City, improve coordination among City offices, address and track questions and comments, and to guide improvements to City services over time
- received a presentation of The Utah Roadmap from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, made for the Utah State Legislature, “to improve air quality and address causes and impacts of a changing climate.” The report recommends multiple mileposts for consideration, such as to adopt emissions-reduction goals and measure results, accelerate quality growth options, and how Utah can become a leader in national discussions and approaches to reduce carbon emissions. See it here: https://gardner.utah.edu/utahroadmap/
- held an initial briefing about a proposal to guide the City’s master planning process by summarizing policies and processes that could be used to establish goals, outcomes, and timelines for master plan development and consideration.
- approved an interlocal agreement with Salt Lake County to fund the complete replacement of the Smith’s Ballpark playing surface. The upgrades are expected to be completed for the beginning of the 2021 season.
Visit the Council’s agenda page for meeting documents and video or view an archive of prior meeting recaps.Tags: Air Quality, Master Plan, Parks & Open Space, Sustainability