Mayor’s Office Update – March 11, 2014

UTA Transit Pass, “The Hive Pass” Program: Passes are now available for purchase at City Hall (451 S State), the Unity Center (900 W 1300 S), the Public Utilities Building (1530 S West Temple), & other rotating locations! Any Salt Lake City resident may purchase a one-year transit pass, good on all UTA modes (buses, TRAX, Street Car & Frontrunner) for $360. Pay all at once and save $10 or pay in 12 monthly installments of $30—huge savings from the regular monthly pass cost of $84/month! For more details, visit 3/5
National League of Cities: Mayor Becker is working with other mayors from the across the country to partner with the U.S. Department of Education to hold community conversations in a number of cities to discuss strategies to meet three education goals: early childhood education, afterschool, and postsecondary attainment. The group has also set out to end chronic veteran homelessness, which Salt Lake City has announced it accomplished. 3/11
City Exploring Google Fiber: Mayor Ralph Becker announced Feb. 19 that Salt Lake City is among a short list of cities working with Google to explore the possibility of bringing the ultra-high speed Google Fiber broadband network (internet/TV) to the city. Final decision will be end of year. 2/24
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
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
City Council Meeting Topics: (Next meeting March 18) March 4 Topics: Water efficient landscaping & trees; Electric vehicle charging stations; Master plan amendment 552 N 1500 W; Zoning Map Amendment 1750 South 5600 West; Major construction project financing; Impact fees; 2014 Utah legislative update; Donation of surplus van; Jordan Canal rezone 1226 South 1100 East; Oneida Triangle open space; Budget amendment no. 2; Bonds for Marmalade Library; Horse drawn carriage amendments; Annual assessment Special Lighting District. 

 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. (Mar 28 deadline)
  2.  Plan Salt Lake Draft Vision Document: What are your thoughts on the the draft Vision, Guiding Principles, and Performance Indicators document. (Apr 1 deadline)
  3.  City Working with Google to Explore Bringing Fiber Service to Residents: What are your thoughts about the Google Fiber Announcement? (Apr 6 deadline)
  4.  Water Efficiency / Tree Protection: What do you think of this proposal to establish water-efficient landscaping and tree protection regulations in Salt Lake City? (no deadline yet)
  5.  Salt Lake City’s Open Data Policy: What are your opinions about the draft “Open Data” policy? What could you do with this information? (Mar 20 deadline)
  6.  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? (no deadline yet)
  7.  Downtown Streetcar: Share your ideas and learn more. (no deadline yet)
  8.  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? (no deadline yet

City Projects

 1300 South Viaduct: Construction begins this summer. Target opening June 2015.
 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 November. 
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.
 Railroad Quiet Zone: At Navajo St, 1400 West, Pueblo St, 1600 West & Orange St. Negotiating agreements with RR’s.
 Regional Athletic Complex: Construction began in March. Target opening is late Summer 2015. 
Riparian Restoration Projects: Jordan River Trailside 1800-2500 N. target opening is June. Liberty Lake target opening  is July. Oxbow target opening is August. Miller Park target opening is September. 
Solar Panel Installations: At PSB, Plaza 349 & 1995 W 500 South. Most paneling will be 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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