2008 Council Announcements

September 30, 2008


Additional City Council Announcements

September 30, 2008


A.    Information Needed by Council Staff

1.    Council Member Simonsen has expressed interest in attending the upcoming
Rail-Volution Conference. The conference will be held in San Francisco, California from Monday, October 26 to Thursday, October 30. The conference will continue the discussion of exploring possibilities for incorporating landscaping with public transportation and other progressive livability strategies. Council Member Simonsen has registered for the conference through the UTA sponsorship.

      Would the Council consider paying for the travel costs for the conference?


Most Council Members were in support of paying travel costs.
Council member Garrott was interested in attending.  Ms. Bruno said she would confirm the date of the RDA  retreat.

2.    Attached is a tentative draft agenda for the Northwest Quadrant Community Plan – Fact Finding Meeting.

Would the Council please review and give Council staff your feedback?



B.    For Your Information   


9/30/08                 Tentative Draft


Northwest Quadrant Community Plan – Fact Finding Meeting



Weighing and balancing the development potential and property rights with environmental issues and preservation of critical lands and wildlife habitat.


1.    Define why the City creates land use plans/Why it is valuable to plan

City Planning Division


2.    Geological features

      Genevieve Attwood(?)


3.    Current development rights based on current zoning


4.    Status/timeline of planning effort/vision statements


5.    Environmental Sustainability (check on potential to combine?)

a)    Wildlife Resources

b)    Sierra Club

c)    Friends of Great Salt Lake

d)    Department of Environmental Quality

e)    Agricultural Resources-Farm Bureau

f)    Other


6.    Property Owners (check on potential to combine?)


North Portion

a)    Suburban Land Inc.

b)    Gilmor

c)    Epperson/Bothwell/Swaner (Whitchurch)

d)    Kennecott

e)    Other


South Portion

a)    Randy Aboud, Ninigret Industrial Park

b)    Riverbend, Inc.

c)    International Center


7.    Airport




City Council, School Board, Community Council Chairs and City staff will fill one bus.  We have had requests from property owners, environmental groups and others to be on the bus. 

Do we want to specify stops where interested parties can join us, or have two busses?


City Council Announcements

September 30, 2008


A.    Information Needed by Council Staff

1.    85th Annual Congress of Cities & Exposition Conference will be held Tuesday thru Saturday, November 11-15, 2008 at the Marriott Word Center – Orlando Florida. 

      Are any Council Members interested in attending this conference?

2.    ROUND 5: Council Priorities & Projects – establishing new items (See attached)

B.    For Your Information   

Grant Submission Notification Memo

TO:         Jennifer Bruno, Lynn Creswell, Dave Everitt, Ben McAdams

FROM:       Elizabeth Myers

DATE:       9/16/2008

SUBJECT:    imagination celebration of Salt Lake City


FUNDING AGENCY:   Lawrence T. Dee & Janet T. Dee Foundation


DEPARTMENT APPLYING:    Salt Lake City Foundation

COLLABORATING AGENCIES:       Northwest Senior Center, Salt Lake City Library, Salt Lake City School District, Sorenson Multi-Cultural Center, Sorenson Unity Center & Black Box Theater, Sunday Anderson Senior Center, Utah Symphony & Opera

DATE SUBMITTED:   September 16, 2008     


      Technical Assistance (Training)           Equipment Only

      Provides       FTE Position(s)

            Existing          New             Overtime            Requires Funding After Grant



      Match Required     0%              In Kind         Cash

      Computer Software Development            In House           Contract Services  

      New Program (City not performing function now)



     General program support for the 2008/2009 season of the imagination celebration of Salt Lake City, which includes: 


     21st Century Play Festival

     Children’s Opera Showcase

     Community Theater at Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater

     Family Art Workshops & Exhibits

     Family Theater Workshops & Performances featuring the African Children’s Choir, Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates, and the Jungle Book

     Harmonicies Mundi Workshops & Concert

     Professional Development Workshops for Salt Lake City School District Teachers

     Strings Attached Puppetry Festival

     Tau-Polynesian Arts Festival


     No matching funds are required

     cc:  Sarah Behrens, Krista Dunn, Gordon Hoskins