At today’s meeting, the Council:
- adopted a ceremonial resolution with Mayor Jackie Biskupski supporting the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. The resolution coincided with a visit by Susi Snyder from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the treaty.
- discussed amending the City’s ordinance for designating off-leash dog areas. Changes would streamline the process for designating off-leash dog areas by making it an Administrative function. The Council would maintain final approval of creating or permanently closing any off-leash dog parks. The Council will accept public comment and take action at a future meeting.
- held a follow-up briefing and public hearing about a budget amendment that would fund a study to assess reopening the Warm Springs Plunge, a former natural hot springs located approximately at 840 North 300 West. The amendment would also fund a full-time census coordinator for the upcoming 2020 Census and provide additional funding for City employee tuition reimbursement. The Council will have a follow-up briefing on these topics and will continue to accept public comment on Tuesday, April 23. The Council will likely take action that night.
- discussed funding proposals for federal grants for the upcoming fiscal year. The Council plans to have a short follow-up briefing and take action on Tuesday, April 23.
- heard public comment from several Salt Lake City police officers about maintaining competitive compensation in the capital city.
- approved multiple rezones.