Mayor’s Office Update – February 10, 2014

Mountain Accord Project: Mayor Becker is gathering citizen input for the Mountain Accord project, an unprecedented collaboration among multiple government entities, non-profit groups and regulatory agencies to form a long-term plan to ensure the vibrancy of the central Wasatch. 2/10

UTA Transit Pass, “The Hive Pass” Program: Beginning March 1st purchase a one-year transit pass, good on all UTA modes (buses, TRAX, Frontrunner & Street Car) for $350 if paid in full, or $30/month for 12 months.—a huge savings from the regular monthly pass cost of $84/month! Passes will be sold at multiple locations. 2/3

New Signage Plan for Parks, Trails, Open Space: The City is planning a comprehensive signage system for the City’s parks, natural lands and trails. Preliminary plan was presented Jan. 23. 1/27

White House Officials Join Mayor Becker in SLC to Examine Climate Issues: Mayor Becker met with White House officials & local leaders on Jan. 17 to discuss local climate change impacts across a wide swath of sectors such as business, energy, government, transit, and outdoor recreation. 1/17

2014 State of the City Address: Salt Lake City Air Quality: Action items include the transit pass, replacing 2-stroke engines, replacing wood-burning stoves, LEED Gold for city facilities, evaluating energy use and incentives for large commercial buildings, reducing city vehicle emissions, and an energy efficient airport. Mayor Becker asked state partners to look at sales tax for transit, low sulfur gasoline, stricter standards than federal, gas tax to reduce use, and building code requiring power efficient buildings. Also, check out last year’s list of 30 benchmark moments for Salt Lake City residents. 1/8

Sustainable Salt Lake Plan 2015 & Sustainable City Dashboard: The Sustainable Salt Lake Plan 2015 addresses twelve areas: Air Qua lity & Climate Change, Energy, Recycling & Materials Management, Transportation, Open Space, Urban Forestry, Water Resources, Arts & Culture, Community Health & Safety, Housing, Food Production & Nutrition, and Education. The Sustainable City Dashboard engages residents online on the plan strategies, goals, and measures. 1/8

February 11 City Council Meeting Topics: Retreat to discuss priorities.

 Active “Open City Hall” Topics

  1. Mountain Accord: Mountain Accord is focused on four main systems: transportation, environment, recreation, and economy. Please complete the survey. (Feb 2 deadline)
  2. Midblock Walkways Project: Addresses walkability in the Downtown by establishing policies, objectives and guidelines. What are your opinions on the draft policies, objectives and guidelines? (Feb 9 deadline)
  3. 9 Line Corridor Master Plan: What are your thoughts on the Draft Plan? (Feb 9 deadline)
  4. West Salt Lake Community Master Plan, Final Draft: The final draft of the West Salt Lake Community Master Plan is available for comments. What are your thoughts on the plan? (Feb 9 deadline)
  5. Downtown Streetcar: Share your ideas and learn more. (no deadline yet)
  6. Sustainable City Dashboard: Comment and share ideas on the twelve topics in the Sustainable Salt Lake Plan 2015.

City Projects

1300 South Viaduct: In the design phase.

9 Line Corridor: Trail was paved in 2011. Master planning is under way.

900 South Water Treatment Wetland: In the bidding phase.

Glendale Library: Under construction. Target opening is October.

Glendale Park (1700 South) Master Plan: Consultant to finish in January.

Jordan River Trail, North Temple to 200 South: In negotiations for a bridge design.

Marmalade Library: In the bidding process. Construction target is March.

Parks Projects: Bike Terrain Parks; 600 East Median Irrigation; Parley’s Nature Park; Off-Leash Parks; Dog Guardian Policies; Integrated Weed Management Plan; Model Airport Relocation; Wasatch Hollow Open Space

Planning Master Plans: 9 Line; Downtown; East Bench; West Salt Lake; Plan Salt Lake.

Portland Loo: Two locations identified. Finishing design in January. Target opening Summer.

PRATT Trail: Construction begins this summer to complete the trail.

Regional Athletic Complex: Construction target is March. Target opening is late Summer 2015.

Riparian Restoration Projects: Miller Park & Liberty Lake construction target is April. Oxbow bidding target is March. J. River Parkway 1800-2500 North construction finish target is May.

Solar Panel Installations: At PSB, Plaza 349 & 1995 W 500 South. Some paneling installed by Spring.

Transportation Master Plans: Transportation; Downtown; Bicycle & Pedestrian; Sugar House.

Utah Performing Arts Center: Doing light demolition. Target opening Spring 2016.

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Newsletter: Read “NEWS from SALT LAKE CITY” quarterly online.

Email Lists: Choose from 30 topics to subscribe to for regular email updates.

Permitting: Check the status of several types of permits.

Open City Hall: Learn about current proposals & share your opinion online.

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