Salt Lake City

Council District 2

The Westside – Glendale, Poplar Grove, Fairpark

Andrew’s Council Meeting Minute

Below is a collection of my personal thoughts after each City Council meeting. To read the official meeting recaps visit the Council’s News Blog.

As always, I am happy to discuss these or any other issues on your mind.

Andrew

July 31, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:August 2nd, 2018
Proposed General Obligation Bond This afternoon the Council was briefed regarding public outreach about the proposed Bond that would be voted on this fall to pay for street reconstruction and repairs across the city. Tonight was our second public hearing about this and only three people came and shared their opinions. We have had some […]

July 10, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:July 19th, 2018
Block 67 – 230 West 200 South We discussed a plan to build a 3-phase development on block 67 in downtown SLC. For those who do not have your block numbers memorized, 67 contains the Royal Wood business building, along with the downtown Post Office. It sits behind the Cal Ramptom (Salt Palace) Convention Center […]

June 12, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:June 15th, 2018
City Budget The Council has passed the budget for FY 2018-19! I hesitate to say it was arduous or any other descriptor that conveys some struggle because no matter how mentally tired I have been, week in week out, the reality is we are in a fairly good economic time, and we have passed a […]

June 5, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:June 6th, 2018
The end of our budget discussions is coming! Next week, we should have everything finalized for the 2018-19 budget. A few items from today: Vehicle Fleet Along with parks, the vehicle fleet (including all city vehicles) is one of the major poorly funded departments in Salt Lake. We have essentially kept funding flat at around […]

May 29, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
New Web Page format Most city departments moved to a new web layout this week. Check out the District 2 “Westside” website to see it for yourselves. I think it is a crisp new look and will be an improvement. More upgrades to follow soon. Funding Our Future Sales Tax increase The council agreed to endorse […]

May 22, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
Senate Bill 136 Andrew Gruber from the Wasatch Front Regional Council presented the new state transportation bill/law that includes an option for counties to raise the local sales tax by 0.25% to pay for local transportation needs (roads or public transit). The county council decided to not decide but let each city support or reject […]

May 15, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
Typically, I share thoughts in a rather sequential order, following the general agenda of the work session and formal meetings. However, tonight my thoughts are not as organized that way so these are in no particular order: City Budget The city budget is gigantic- but is not increasing much this year (with one major exception: […]

May 8, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
Salt Lake City Budget It’s budget season again. In the next 2 months, the city council will review and adopt the entire budget for the next fiscal year, to be implemented July 1. It is a massive endeavor a reviewing all city operations and departments and there are many opportunities to add your voice to […]

May 1, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
1300 South Street Closure- between 900 West and the Jordan River Tonight we formally approved closing this dead end section of 1300 South to facilitate development of the Three Creeks Daylighting Park. Mr. Vu’s auto repair next door has been requesting not closing the entire street but the latest reviews indicate the daylighting would require […]

April 17, 2018 Meeting Thoughts

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
Art Design Board The Council approved to expand from 5-7 members and include a representative from all council districts. We need a representative from District 2! Any remotely interested contact me. Or the mayor’s office, 801-535-7704. Library presented their budget proposal for 2018-19 They did an analysis of their collection procurement spending and found they […]