Salt Lake City

Council District 2

The Westside – Glendale, Poplar Grove, Fairpark

Andrew’s Council Meeting Thoughts

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’s Meeting Thoughts – December 4, 2018

Posted on:December 4th, 2018
Work Session The Council heard three issues tonight that, depending on how we vote next week, could dramatically affect various groups of people. 1332 & 1334 East 500 South Rezone from RMF 75 to RMU 45 Briefly, a developer wants to rezone a post card size lot located right between a senior citizen housing building […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – November 13, 2018

Posted on:November 13th, 2018
Council Work Session Eastside Police Precinct This ongoing discussion has been pushed forward recently by the desire to pursue properties as soon as possible in order to maximize expiring police impact fees. For those who do not study city fees professionally, or as a hobby, impact fees are charged for new development in the city […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – October 16, 2018

Posted on:October 16th, 2018
Council Work Session Inland Port Zoning Text Amendment For those following along at home, this is the period when the city has to create and pass a new “inland port” overlay zone by the end of 2018 as determined by state law. SLC planning has spent well over one thousand hours working on this to […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – October 9, 2018

Posted on:October 10th, 2018
Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Funding Tonight we came to an agreement on CIP funding! This is not a complete list but some salient items for the Westside. I want to acknowledge Kristin Riker, who oversees SLC Parks, for all of her help recently in working through park ideas and budget scenarios to make these a […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – October 2, 2018

Posted on:October 3rd, 2018
Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) Funds The Council continued our discussion regarding what projects to fund this coming year. For those less familiar with city finances, CIP funds are monies that the city sets aside to pay for major projects like streets, parks, etc. We have too little money compared to the number of ideas and […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – September 11, 2018

Posted on:September 12th, 2018
Council Work Session 9/11 Tribute We held a moment of silence to begin today, remembering the victims and heroes of 9/11. I have lived in a relatively calm American era (until recently) so there are not many national events that I can recall exactly where I was when I heard about them. 9/11 is one […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – September 4, 2018

Posted on:September 4th, 2018
Capital Improvement Program (CIP) We officially began our Fall CIP discussions today. We hope to have final decisions on what projects to fund by Oct. 16. According to our briefing we had requests equal to 130% of the total funding available so we will need to review the recommendations of the Community Development & Capital […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – August 21, 2018

Posted on:August 22nd, 2018
9 Line and State Street Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) Plans The Council is a few weeks out from formally adopting the 9 Line and State Street CRA plans. The 9 Line plan includes designating a portion of Poplar Grove and Glendale as Community Redevelopment Areas wherein the increase in tax revenue over the next 25 […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – August 14, 2018

Posted on:August 14th, 2018
This is a short synopsis as our meetings in the summer are often shorter. Which is a nice break from the more intense weeks. General Obligation Bond There seems to be a fair amount of support for this bond from public opinion poll we saw today. To recap again, this would raise $87 million dollars […]

Andrew’s Meeting Thoughts – July 31, 2018

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 […]