Location: Glendale Library
7:00 pm (meeting started 7:05)
Item 1: Josh Rebollo Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office
Salt Lake City is hosting the UN Civil Society conference next week, expect road closures and some traffic changes. The city is looking for more crossing guards at schools. The new high frequency bus line routes are now in operation. Residents are encouraged to use the SLC Mobile App (iPhone download or Android download) to report homeless encampments and other community issues.
Item 2: Detective Eldon Oliver Salt Lake City Police Department
The police department is aware of the numerous hom camps along the JR Parkway and continues to address the problem one camp at a time. They will place emphasis on the camp at the Bend-in-the-River site. Detective Oliver will find out what has happened to the Westside bike squad, we are not seeing patrols. 17 out of 29 officers have been moved to other units.
The RV parking on 1700 S is difficult to police because of the 48 hour allowance to park. Pole mounted 360‘ cameras are being used (temporarily relocated downtown for conference next week). Residents are encouraged to register bikes online with the Salt Lake City Police Department.
Item 3: Tyler Murdock Public Services Parks and Public Lands
Gave us an update on current projects including the 3 Creeks Confluence project. It is out to a bid through September. Construction set to begin November 2019 to June 2020 and a 5 year maintenance plan will follow.
Fisher Mansion Carriage House, funding appears secure, will include boat access ramp
Folsom Trail project, fully funded, east – west connector trail to downtown
Parks & Public Lands are also busy with other upgrade projects in the Jordan Park area.
Item 4: Katherine Nix Salt Lake City Arts Council
Update on Glendale Park art project; artist has been selected and the design will be presented at our September meeting.
A conversation with Ifa Motuliki followed which highlighted the tennis courts in the park being available for everyone to use. A walking tour and official opening of the art project at the North Temple underpass will happen on September 6th.
Item 5: Andrew Johnston Salt Lake City Council District Two
Inland Port: City has developed a new masterplan. Andrew outlined the pros and cons of the complex issue. Look for op-ed from City Council next week.
City is working with the lessor and other entities to get the waterpark back in operation.
Item 6: Margarita Satini Sierra Club / 2020 Census
If you support renewable energy, petition Rock Mountain Power to move off coal generated electricity at the Peoples Energy Summit Saturday, September 21. Everyone is reminded to encourage friends and neighbors to complete 2020 census forms we need our westside
population counted to get fair share of Federal funding for next 10 years! A discussion followed on the lack of affordable housing in the city.
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