Salt Lake City Council District One – News & Updates

Salt Lake City Council District One
Council Member James Rogers

March 2015
James Rogers

SLC Council Office
451 South State St, Room 304
P.O. Box 145476
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111


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What Happened at the 2015 Council Planning Workshop


The Council met on Tuesday, February 17 for an annual planning workshop. After much discussion, the Council has identified its 2015 priorities. The big projects the Council plans to tackle in the coming year include:

The Council is tentatively scheduled to discuss the 2015 priorities on Tuesday, March 17.

Community Dialogue Series on
Police Use of Force Issues 

Topic: Police Training Curriculum

Wednesday, March 4

Lincoln Elementary School Auditorium

1090 South Roberta Street (240 East)

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Topic: Know Your Rights

Wednesday, March 18

Sorenson Unity Center 

1383 South 900 West

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Mayor Becker and Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank are hosting acommunity dialogue series to discuss use of force issues. They will be joined by a panel of experts and community stakeholders for the discussions.

The first dialogue on “Fair and Equal Treatment” was held on Wednesday, February 25. Two more community dialogues are scheduled to take place.

SLCPD Student Art Contest

Students attending a high school (public or charter) within the boundaries of Salt Lake City are eligible for the Salt Lake City Police Department’s 2015 Student Art Contest.

Submissions must be anti-drug themed, and may be used in a public awareness campaign. The deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 26.

The first and second place submissions will win a college scholarship. Other prizes include a laptop and other electronic devices.

Community Emergency
Response Teams

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.

The CERT instruction is a 21 Hour course divided into 7 classes. The classes each last 3 hours and are taught 1 day a week for 7 weeks. The total cost for the 7 week program is $30, which covers instruction, book, bag, and basic equipment.

Learn more, read the training schedule, and register for classes here.

Love Utah Give Utah

On Thursday, March 26, Love Utah Give Utah will raise money for nonprofits and schools through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to charitable causes. This 24-hour online fundraising effort, hosted by the Community Foundation of Utah with the generous support of sponsors, will offer hundreds of nonprofits the opportunity to raise millions of dollars.

Learn More

Volunteer This Spring


Garden Projects

The City has three water conservation gardenswhere volunteers are needed. The ideal group would be a team of 15 or more people able to volunteer the last week of February or sometime the first two weeks of March.


Fruit Share Volunteer Training

SLC Fruit Share is geared toward reducing food waste as a way to fight hunger, and as a way to get more nutritious food into low income neighborhoods. The program is seeking volunteers who want to make a year long commitment, giving at least 2 hours of their time each month helping to prune trees and harvest fruit. Volunteers should be able to attend the orientation on March 7 from noon to 3:00 p.m.
Adopt-a-Spot Program

Become an Adopt-a-Spot community partner and help Salt Lake City preserve our wonderful open space areas. This program is ideal for groups of 10+ people who are passionate about conservation, sustainability, and love working outdoors.


If you are interested in participating in any of the programs listed above, or have questions about volunteering with Salt Lake City, contact Amanda Anderson: 801-535-6202.

Earn It. Keep It. Save It.
Free Online Tax Filing

You can file your taxes for free from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer, internet access, an email account, and all of your tax documentation. The process takes about 60 minutes. If your household income is $60,000 or less in 2014, you qualify to file online for free. Households that meet income requirements may also qualify for free tax preparation.

It’s an easy, safe, and secure way for individuals and families to file both federal and Utah state tax returns. In Utah last year, Earn it. Keep it. Save it. assisted nearly 3,000 taxpayers with free online filing.

Learn More about these programs

Salt Lake County Recycling Tip

Recycle your plastic containers! If it’s a bottle, tub, jug or jar, it can be recycled in Salt Lake County. Learn More

Council Meetings


Council Meetings usually include a work session and a formal meeting. Work sessions generally begin at 2:00 p.m. during which, the Council receives information and discusses items relating to City business. During the formal meetings, which begin at 7:00 p.m., the Council receives public comment and takes action to adopt proposals into law. Once a month, a Council Meeting includes only a work session immediately following a Redevelopment Agency (RDA) meeting. (Note: times are subject to change.)
Please check here  for agendas, which will be posted at least 24 hours prior to scheduled meetings. Sign up to receive agendas via email here by checking the “Council Agenda” box.


Next Meeting:


Tuesday, March 3
2:00 p.m. Work Session

7:00 p.m.Formal Meeting

Upcoming Meetings:

Tuesday, March 17
1:00 p.m. (NOTE: earlier start time) Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Meeting

4:00 p.m. (or immediately following RDA Meeting) Council Work Session


Tuesday, March 24
2:00 p.m. Work Session

7:00 p.m. Formal Meeting


View the entire 2015 Council meeting schedule here.


Unable to attend? You can also watch or listen to the meeting live at, or on SLCTV Channel 17. You can also see when rebroadcasts are airing or watch previous Council Meetings.


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