Salt Lake City

Council District 2

The Westside – Fairpark, Glendale, Poplar Grove

andrews meeting thoughts

Meeting Thoughts – September 15, 2020

Posted on: September 15th, 2020

Storm Damage and Cleanup After the windstorm, many are still without power. In my discussions with Rocky Mountain Power they have been actively working through the layers of electricity infrastructure including the substations and power lines that have been impacted. I have also see so many crews working long days and hours trying to fix […]

Meeting Thoughts – September 1, 2020

Posted on: September 1st, 2020

Unsheltered Homelessness The mayor introduced a two-phase initiative to address several health and safety issues that unsheltered individuals have been experiencing in several areas in the city. The first phase is focused on public cleaning and sanitation including public toilets. Covid has deeply impacted these issues as existing day services have been limited due to […]

Meeting Thoughts – August 18, 2020

Posted on: August 18th, 2020

Genesee Ave Alley Vacation The Council approved to vacate the alley at approximately 750 west between Genesee Ave and 900 South as part of the plan to develop some businesses and housing on the former Andrus Appliance property. Let the redevelopment begin! We are excited for that vacant lot and alley to be active with […]

Meeting Thoughts – August 11, 2020

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

Homelessness and public loitering We have been clear that homelessness is not a criminal offense in this city. And neither is hanging out in public spaces. However, we have seen in some areas where homeless individuals are spending time during the days and evenings, large numbers of people who are not homeless engaging in drug […]

Meeting Thoughts – July 14, 2020

Posted on: July 14th, 2020

Redevelopment Agency Meeting Northwest Quadrant Housing Tax Differential As part of the Inland Port Agreements with the state, 10% of the tax increment of the port area will be set aside for affordable housing in Salt Lake City. The RDA board discussed ideas regarding how to use that money. James Rogers proposed, and I support, […]

Meeting Thoughts – July 7, 2020

Posted on: July 7th, 2020

Little Cottonwood Canyon/ SR 200 Expansion discussion UDOT briefed the council on three scenarios regarding long-term plans to assist in the traffic congestion up Little Cottonwood Canyon, and the connecting section of Wasatch boulevard (If you are wondering why this is an SLC issue, the city owns a lot of the water rights from the […]

Meeting Thoughts – June 16, 2020

Posted on: June 16th, 2020

First, a picture of the progress at 3 Creeks Confluence Park. City Budget The budget is finalized for 2020-’21. Obviously, the global pandemic has drastically impacted budgets, and we really do not know exactly how much. The revenue projections upon which the council and mayor based our budget this year are best guesses until the […]

Meeting Thoughts – June 11, 2020

Posted on: June 11th, 2020

Yes, we met again this afternoon and evening on the annual budget. By city code, we must pass a balanced, annual budget each year by the end of June. And us finalizing our part earlier allows leeway for last-minute problems to be handled. So, we are trying to complete all the budget for finalization next […]

Meeting Thoughts – June 9, 2020

Posted on: June 9th, 2020

Redevelopment Agency Meeting Folsom Trail The board gave approval for releasing funding towards final designs for the Folsom Trail. They have conducted a survey regarding which amenities to prioritize along the trail. This is good. What is bad is that we cannot secure land to complete the trail between 10th West and the Jordan River. […]

Meeting Thoughts – June 2, 2020

Posted on: June 3rd, 2020

One + weeks left of budget discussions. I am told the formal meeting tonight was the second-longest one in memory. I participated in our city council meetings today with a “Black Lives Matter” sign behind me. I did so not because I don’t support our police force, but because I believe that our government must […]