At Tuesday’s Meeting, the Council:
- unanimously adopted a resolution to place an $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond on the upcoming General Election ballot. Salt Lake City residents will be able to vote in November on whether to approve the bond, which would raise property taxes by fewer than $5 on an average-valued home in order to reconstruct the City’s worst streets and roads. “This is an opportunity after a ton of work with the administration and Council staff, and Council Members, to have a conversation with our community about a singular need, which is street reconstruction,” said Council Chair Erin Mendenhall. “I’m glad that we get to do this through a vote of the public.”
- discussed vintage sign text amendments that are designed to help property owners restore and reuse old signs even when they’re non- conforming (meaning they don’t align with current planning and zoning codes). The amendments were initiated by the Council in 2016 and are intended to preserve the character and charm these old signs add to neighborhoods while balancing impacts to neighboring properties. The Council will hold a public hearing on this topic on September 4 before taking action.