October 21, 2008

Salt Lake City Council




City Council Chambers

City & County Building

451 South State Street, Room 315

Salt Lake City, Utah

7:00 p.m.



A.  WORK SESSION: 3:00 p.m. Room 326, City & County Building, 451 So. State St.  (Items from the following list that Council is unable to complete in Work Session from approximately
3:00 – 6:30 p.m. will be addressed in a Work Session setting following the Consent Agenda.)

1.  The Council will hold a fact finding discussion regarding Salt Lake City’s economic future with the following representatives:

§ Economist Doug McDonald who will give an overview of the Wasatch Front economy and its potential in 2009 and in five years. 

§ James Wood, director of the University of Utah’s Bureau of Business Research, who will make a presentation on the Salt Lake City housing market and its potential in the next five years. 

§ Jeff Edwards and Michael Flynn of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah who will speak about EDCU’s programs to grow local businesses and the performance of Salt Lake City’s industrial sector. 

§ Vest Pocket Coalition President Ellen Reddick and Vice President Mary Corporon and Local First Utah Board of Directors member Betsy Burton who will discuss the needs of small businesses in the next five years. 

§ Salt Lake Chamber President Lane Beattie, Chamber Chief Operating Officer Natalie Gochnour, Downtown Alliance Board of Trustees Chair Bruce Bingham, and Chamber Board Chair Chris Redgrave with the Bonneville Radio Group who will discuss potential accomplishments stemming from the Downtown Rising plan in the next five years, and how Salt Lake City may continue to use the Downtown Rising plan as a tool to stimulate the entire city’s economy.

§ Mayor Ralph Becker’s economic development team led by Community and Economic Development Director Frank Gray who will make a presentation on the Administration’s plans and goals in the near future and the next five years.

2.     Report of the Executive Director, including a review of Council information items and announcements.


City Council Member Eric Jergensen will conduct the Formal Council Meetings during the month of October.

1.  Pledge of Allegiance.

2.  The Council will approve the minutes of October 14, 2008.






1.  Questions to the Mayor from the City Council.

2.  Comments to the City Council. (Comments are taken on any item not scheduled for a public hearing, as well as on any other City business. Comments are limited to two minutes.)










1.   Board Appointment:  John Pace, Community Development & Capitol Improvement Programs Advisory Board
Consider approving the appointment ofJohn Pace to the Community Development & Capitol Improvement Programs Advisory Board for a term extending through June 6, 2009.
(I 08-22)

                        Staff Recommendation:   Approve.