Location: Glendale Library
7:00 pm (meeting started 7:03 ended 8:33)
Item 1: Detective Eldon Oliver Salt Lake City Police Department
Burglaries have increased slightly and the police department is aware of numerous camps of unsheltered people along the Jordan River Parkway and continues to address the problem. The area around the gas station on Emery and California Ave will be monitored.
Item 2: Josh Rebollo Mayor’s Office
Encouraged use of the SLC Mobile application. 2020 Census still hiring.
Project Homeless Connect will host an event on Oct 25 at Salt Palace.
Item 3: Representative Angela Romero – State Legislature, House District 26
Rio Grande Homeless shelter will lose funding after next session. Only 3 of 4 shelters were funded. There will probably be a special session to consider a state income tax cut and other issues.
Item 4: Dorothy Adams Salt Lake County Health Department
Outlined the Health Dept Mapping Exercise for Glendale and Poplar Grove –see attached flyer.
Item 5: City Council District 2 Election candidate forum
Incumbent Andrew Johnston and candidate Moroni Benally gave us an overview of their reason for standing and their stance on various issues.
Moroni Benally introduced himself. He has extensive work experience at national level on Natural Resources and Indian Affairs. He will work to address domestic violence in minority communities and similar issues.
Andrew Johnston introduced himself. His campaign is focused on safer westside neighborhoods, affordable housing, and transportation. First elected in 2015 and is running for a second term.
Audience Question: Inland Port
Andrew explained that he opposes this development and supports the city's lawsuit. Believes it is also important to stay in negotiations with Port Authority to retain as much influence as possible out of a bad situation
Moroni shared his experience in environmentalism throughout the intermountain west. He noted his support for more bike lanes, solar and efficient buildings. He opposes the inland port, supports the lawsuit, and worries about impact on vulnerable communities.
Audience Question: Climate Change
Andrew explained his understanding that 2030 emissions goals set by the city can be reached sooner but it has to be balanced with costs to ensure that goals are met. He further stated that we have to make it easier to use alternative and public transportation methods including through free transit days, electric vehicle charging outlets, and by expanding the free fare zone downtown.
Moroni also supportive of climate action and stated that it must be done carefully.
Item 6: Update on Glendale Park art project
The selected artists Chuck Landvatter and Jared Steffensen gave a slide presentation on the art installations at the soon to be redesigned Glendale Park. Envisions a series of graphic panels that will celebrate our westside people diversity. Also plans to include sculptural elements aimed at human interaction will be the other half of this exciting project.
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