COUNCIL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUNCIL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361183-68/iraq-group-human-rights.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58361183-68/iraq-group-human-rights.html.csp">UN backs inquiry of IS group’s alleged crimes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOHN HEILPRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-01T11:30:02.681-06:00">Updated Sep 1, 2014 11:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • The U.N.’s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government’s request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed by unanimous consent to approve a nearly $1.2 million U.N. fact-finding mission at a daylong special session of the 47-nation Human Rights Council about Iraq and the extremist group. Iraq’s request for the U.N. to invest...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58361183@www.sltrib.com Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:30:02 MDT Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347314-68/ukraine-russia-russian-troops.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58347314-68/ukraine-russia-russian-troops.html.csp">Ukraine accuses Russia of sending in tanks, armor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DALTON BENNETT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and RAF CASERT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Novoazovsk, Ukraine • Ukraine accused Russia on Thursday of entering its territory with tanks, artillery and troops, and Western powers said Moscow had “outright lied” about its role and dangerously escalated the conflict. Russia dismissed the allegations, describing the fighters there as “Russian volunteers.” The Kremlin has repeatedly denied arming and supporting the separatists who have been fighting Ukrainian troops for four months in the gravest crisis between Russia and the West since the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583473142014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-28T19:29:27.706-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58347314@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:29:27 MDT Letter: UTOPIA is information highway robbery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343104-82/utopia-cities-council-highway.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58343104-82/utopia-cities-council-highway.html.csp">Letter: UTOPIA is information highway robbery</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T17:26:15.419-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 05:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Who are the bigger crooks? Shurtleff and Swallow, or the 11 cities and council members who invested millions of taxpayer money into a private company, UTOPIA! Maybe it’s time to investigate the misuse of public funds to profit in misguided adventure which has not shown a profit in over 10 years. Now six of the 11 cities want to continue to impose this outrageous burden on all their constituents for a mere $20 a month for 30 plus years. The city council members are having a hard time trying to j...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58343104@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:26:15 MDT Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58339418-78/council-tax-snelgrove-election.html.csp">Sales tax votes? Only in a general election year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T20:48:23.079-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 08:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Unless there is an emergency, the Salt Lake County Council wants all votes on proposed sales and use tax increases to take place in a general election year. “We just want as many voters as possible engaged in the process of raising taxes or not raising taxes,” said Democratic Council Sam Granato, who teamed with Republican Councilman Richard Snelgrove to sponsor an ordinance to maximize public participation in tax matters directly impacting pocketbooks. Snelgrove noted that the ordinance prohibi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58339418@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:48:23 MDT Navajo president fails to make it through primary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58342489-68/navajo-tribal-tribe-president.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58342489-68/navajo-tribal-tribe-president.html.csp">Navajo president fails to make it through primary</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-27T07:18:02.436-06:00">Updated Aug 27, 2014 07:18AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • Navajo President Ben Shelly’s hopes for a second term were dashed Tuesday when he failed to make it through the tribe’s primary election. Navajo voters chose to send former President Joe Shirley Jr. and one-time Arizona Rep. Chris Deschene to the November general election. They were among 17 candidates vying for the top elected post on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. Rounding out the top five were Navajo lawmaker Russell Begaye; Donald Benally, the third-pla...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583424892014-08-27T07:18:02.436-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-27T07:18:02.436-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58342489@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:18:02 MDT Navajo presidential race has crowded field http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329405-68/navajo-president-nation-tribal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58329405-68/navajo-president-nation-tribal.html.csp">Navajo presidential race has crowded field</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By FELICIA FONSECA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T19:40:01.888-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 07:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Flagstaff, Ariz. • Seventeen candidates are running for president of the Navajo Nation, a post that wields important influence on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. The top two vote-getters in Tuesday’s primary will advance to November’s general election. More than 114,000 Navajos are registered to vote. The race features a mix of seasoned politicians, political newcomers and the sitting president. Their platforms include securing water rights, enticing business to an area with ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58329405@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:40:01 MDT Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58326484-90/attorney-biolife-clinic-council.html.csp">Riverton reverses decision, OKs plasma-donor center</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-23T09:55:31.428-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 09:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Riverton City Council this week reversed its earlier denial of a request to locate a plasma-donation center near a residential area. The council, acting on the advice of its attorney, approved the site plan for the proposed BioLife Plasma Services clinic at 13503 S. Hamilton Road (3600 West). The approval will settle a lawsuit filed by BioLife’s developer against Riverton. Councilman Paul Wayman represents District 3, where neighbors complained that such a facility does not belong so clos...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58326484@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:55:31 MDT Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309949-82/council-kaysville-citizens-increase.html.csp">Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-22T17:47:01.497-06:00">Updated Aug 22, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It came as no surprise that Kaysville City Council voted to approve the 99.6 percent property tax increase over the strenuous objections of the citizens. Kaysville citizens have filled council chambers on three separate occasions to voice their objections. In a sort of twisted logic, the council stated that though 75 percent were opposed to the increase, they were actually in the minority because the majority of the citizens at a council meeting in December voiced their approval of the police st...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309949@www.sltrib.com Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:47:01 MDT South Jordan approves scaled-back Mulligans contract http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58323147-90/alvord-contract-council-councilman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58323147-90/alvord-contract-council-councilman.html.csp">South Jordan approves scaled-back Mulligans contract</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan Harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T22:19:18.966-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 10:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The South Jordan City Council has approved a scaled-back $20,400 contract with a professional research group to conduct two focus groups and a citywide public-opinion survey on the future of the 67-acre Mulligans Golf and Games complex near the Jordan River. Questions outlined by Mayor David Alvord would range from gauging whether citizens know the city owns a golf course and are aware that it is subsidized by taxpayers to whether they would prefer developing the property, improving the existin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58323147@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:19:18 MDT County Council lines up behind unified 911 system http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314652-90/county-system-dispatch-lake.html.csp">County Council lines up behind unified 911 system</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T21:43:13.428-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake County is closer to having a single computer-aided dispatch system for all of its public-safety agencies. An interlocal agreement has been reached between Salt Lake City, which operates off one dispatch platform, and the trustees of Valley Emergency Communications Center (VECC), which has a different dispatch system for many of the county’s other police agencies. To give that agreement more political weight, local-government councils are being asked to pass resolutions of support for ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314652@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:43:13 MDT South Jordan considers hiring Mulligans P.R. consultant http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314165-90/mulligans-council-public-residents.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58314165-90/mulligans-council-public-residents.html.csp">South Jordan considers hiring Mulligans P.R. consultant</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-21T18:22:48.706-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 06:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The South Jordan City Council is considering a proposal to hire a consultant for public relations and public-opinion research to gauge residents’ taste for developing or preserving the 67-acre Mulligans Golf and Games complex. LaVarr Webb, a political consultant and lobbyist, was scheduled Tuesday night to present the council with a plan, including a market-research campaign from Y2 Analytics. Total estimated cost of the contract is $90,000. “That $90,000 figure is if you purchase all of the p...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58314165@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:22:48 MDT SLC Council looks to require analysis of all rape kits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301121-78/kits-rape-council-police.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58301121-78/kits-rape-council-police.html.csp">SLC Council looks to require analysis of all rape kits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:31:42.801-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The heated debate between the Salt Lake City Council and the police department on whether and when to analyze forensic evidence in alleged sex assault cases is about to take a sharp turn. The council is preparing an ordinance that would require city investigators to submit for analysis all so-called Code R kits, also known as rape kits, gathered from victims by specially trained nurses after a reported sexual assault. Momentum for such action has been building since April 15, when Councilman Kyl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58301121@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:31:42 MDT West Jordan OKs $200,000 severance for resigned city manager http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58298420-90/davis-jordan-west-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58298420-90/davis-jordan-west-council.html.csp">West Jordan OKs $200,000 severance for resigned city manager</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan Harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T11:33:08.34-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan city on Thursday released details of a generous severance package for Richard Davis, the city manager who abruptly resigned this week without explanation. Although his last day in office was Wednesday, Davis will officially be on “administrative leave” and available for “consulting” through next June, with full salary and benefits. He’ll also be paid for already accrued and calculated leave time through the period. The deal also grants Davis continued payments equal to his $430 mont...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298420@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:33:08 MDT County signs off on Olympus Hills annexation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58297858-90/annexation-area-com-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58297858-90/annexation-area-com-council.html.csp">County signs off on Olympus Hills annexation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T10:29:45.951-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 10:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 3,600 people living in Olympus Hills subdivision are now well on their way to becoming Holladay residents. Without a dissenting vote, the Salt Lake County Council on Wednesday approved the annexation of the neighborhood — running from 3900 South to 4500 South between 2700 East and Interstate 215 — into Holladay City. “We’re eager to get in and be part of your community,” annexation advocate John Bradshaw said to Holladay officials attending the County Council’s public hearing at Skyline Hig...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297858@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 10:29:45 MDT West Jordan approves secret deal for resigned manager http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58295079-90/davis-manager-council-public.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58295079-90/davis-manager-council-public.html.csp">West Jordan approves secret deal for resigned manager</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Dan Harrie </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T07:23:47.809-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 07:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan • The City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a secret severance package for Richard Davis, who resigned suddenly as city manager in the wake of a civil-rights lawsuit and questions about his outside consulting job. Officials declined to release any information about the severance, which was approved without public discussion on a 7-0 vote. Mayor Kim Rolfe said in an interview details of the deal would become public as soon as legally permissible. City Clerk Melanie Briggs sa...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58295079@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:23:47 MDT County invests $300K in Mill Creek bike lane http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289902-90/annexation-bike-canyon-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289902-90/annexation-bike-canyon-council.html.csp">County invests $300K in Mill Creek bike lane</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Mike Gorrell</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T14:17:17.107-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 02:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bicycle-safety improvements are coming to Mill Creek Canyon. The Salt Lake County Council reallocated $300,000 in unspent bicycle funding to initiate engineering and design work for establishing an uphill cycling lane in the popular canyon off the county’s east bench. That was one of the recommendations of a 2012 transportation feasibility study of Mill Creek Canyon conducted for the county and the U.S. Forest Service, which oversees most of the canyon terrain. The feasibility study estimated it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289902@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:17:17 MDT Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58292615-90/companies-council-drivers-lake.html.csp">Salt Lake City seeks to legalize commercial rideshares like Lyft, Uber</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:34:25.646-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:34AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The future is here and so the law must change. That’s the sentiment at City Hall as Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the City Council wrestle with legalizing so-called transportation network companies, such as Uber and Lyft. Presently, Salt Lake City police are issuing $6,500 tickets — after three warnings — to Uber and Lyft drivers because they do not have commercial licenses that require adherence to city laws regarding such things as passenger safety, service standards and insurance. Alt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58292615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:34:25 MDT UTA moves to halt Morgan County annexation vote http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58293860-90/annexation-board-council-county.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58293860-90/annexation-board-council-county.html.csp">UTA moves to halt Morgan County annexation vote</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T21:50:57.309-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 09:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah Transit Authority board wants to call off the proposed annexation of tiny Morgan County, population 10,000, into its district to provide some novel service by van instead of bus. The board recommended Wednesday that Morgan County not put the annexation on the November ballot. That comes in the wake of a standing-room-only public hearing last month, where nearly everyone who showed up opposed annexation and the higher taxes it would bring. But some Morgan County Council members said Wedn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58293860@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:50:57 MDT West Jordan city manager resigns abruptly amid lawsuit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289372-90/consulting-council-davis-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289372-90/consulting-council-davis-http.html.csp">West Jordan city manager resigns abruptly amid lawsuit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T08:32:43.263-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 08:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan City Manager Richard Davis resigned abruptly Tuesday without explanation. His departure comes in the wake of a lawsuit accusing city officials of civil-rights abuses and questions by one city council member about Davis’ outside work as a senior executive in a government consulting firm. The city issued a news release Tuesday evening quoting Mayor Kim Rolfe saying the resignation was effective immediately in a decision “mutually agreeable to Rick and the Council. We have appreciated t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289372@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:32:43 MDT Utahns upset over cop shooting dog make emotional appeals to Salt Lake City Council http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289899-90/police-council-lake-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289899-90/police-council-lake-salt.html.csp">Utahns upset over cop shooting dog make emotional appeals to Salt Lake City Council</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T10:32:49.034-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 10:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police shooting dogs is not OK – particularly when they are on their own property. That’s what about 60 people loosely organized under the banner “Justice for Geist” told the Salt Lake City Council in an emotional hearing Tuesday evening. “I feel the police were out of control,” said Susan Barretta of Salt Lake City. “There is no constraint on what they call an emergency. And when they get in over their heads, they shoot their way out.” On June 18, while conducting a search for a missing 3-year...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289899@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:32:49 MDT