Location: Glendale Library
Dane Hess opened the meeting at 7:03 pm
Item 1: Andrew Johnston, Salt Lake City Council District 2
Budget season starting –similar priorities to last year. Improved #9 Bus Route should be active by August every 15 min. 8 – 8 and 1⁄2 hour till 11 pm. link power station + ballpark + U of U transit on demand will be another component added
CDBG recommendations from mayor’s office seem to show no funding preference for Glendale area
Affordable Housing: about 2500 since 2016; 400 in process of construction now.
Item 2: David Litvack – Dep Chief of Staff – Mayor’s office
Explained the status of the Mayor’s lawsuit v State re: challenging Inland Port Authority
3rd District Court jurisdiction. This could drag out but option for injunction could be used to halt development.
Item 3: Elaine Navar – Community Liason – Mayor’s office
Cited a list of mayor’s ‘accomplishments. Listed some of the bills from the legislative session. Medicaid Expansion: SB 96 is now law. Coverage approved for up to 100% of poverty level income. Air Quality: HB 139: Rep. Romero’s Coalroller bill passed. HB 353 Free Fares bill passed. Appropriations only amounted to 15 million out of the 100 promised. Renewable power: HB 411 Community Renewable Energy Act passed. Pollution: HB 144; Sen. Escamilla’s Environmental Quality Monitoring bill passed. Will monitor water and air pollution.
Next Inland Port Stakeholder meeting – Envision Utah will be held March 28, 6 - 8 p.m.
SL County Council Chambers, 2001 State Street, North Building.
Small Business Development Workshop will be held on April 24. Know-how and blueprint for setting up a small business. $180 early reg. Scholarships available.
Item 4: Nancy Monteith – SLC Parks & Public Lands Admin.
Provided an update on various open space projects happening in our neighborhood; Capital Improvement Program; Looped Trail connections for Jordan Park, Peace Garden 9th South Park, Oxbow Wetland Preserve, Modesto Park -completed by next spring. Public input will be solicited.
Glendale Park; Artwork project will be done. Tree Utah will do tree planting in mid-May.
9 Line Trail Extension will start construction next month.
Creeks Park is now fully funded; construction this year.
Item 5; Nan Webber – Census 2020
Dept of Commerce is looking to employ 5,000 people to conduct 2020 Census. Capital Improvement Program; 2020census.gov/jobs. Requirements: citizen, 18 years old. Starting $17 /hour; paid weekly; paid training; part-time. Citizenship question still pending –US Supreme Court.
Item 6:Election for Secretary and Treasurer positions on the GCC Board (paper vote conducted in accordance with bye-laws)
• Secretary candidates; Turner Bitton (only candidate)
• Treasurer candidates; Jeremy King nominated by Ray Wheeler, Ryan Curtis –nominated by Ashley King, Amy Jordan (declined)
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