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The City Journals


Nov 02, 2016 03:10PM ● By Bryan Scott
Press Release submitted to City Journals

At Tuesday's meeting, the Council heard from several dozen people who support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota and the Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. More than 200 people attended the Council’s Formal Meeting, many of whom asked the Council to support the movement. The Council will consider a resolution at its November 15 meeting that will express the Council’s support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its opposition to the pipeline.  

In other business, the Council adopted an impact fee moratorium extension. The moratorium will stay in effect until new fee prices go into effect (90 days after the Council adopts an Impact Fees Facilities Plan in the coming weeks.) Impact fees are one-time fees that are paid to the City by developers who construct new housing, commercial/retail, office or industrial buildings in Salt Lake. Impact fees are used to help cover growth-driven costs of providing public services to residents, including Fire and Police department services, and maintaining parks and roads. The Mayor has recommended an Impact Fees Facilities Plan, which proposes that some impact fees be decreased and some be increased.

The Council also: 

·       expressed its intent to create zoning criteria for Homeless Resource Centers to help mitigate potential negative impacts to neighborhoods where resource centers could be located.

  • held a public hearing about the Redevelopment Agency’s 2017 budget. The public hearing has been continued to the RDA's Board Meeting on November 15 at 2 p.m.; and more.

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