COUNCIL - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUNCIL News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Jackson council quashes plan to allow car camping http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281326-68/council-jackson-camping-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58281326-68/council-jackson-camping-car.html.csp">Jackson council quashes plan to allow car camping</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-10T11:13:02.477-06:00">Updated Aug 10, 2014 11:13AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jackson, Wyo. • The Jackson Town Council has backed off on the idea of allowing people to spend one night in their cars within city limits. Citing fears that people would abuse the law and that car camping could proliferate throughout town, the council decided earlier this week to reject the idea. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (http://bit.ly/V4WCpe ) that the issue came up as the council discussed changes to the town’s camping ordinance. But councilors who initially supported allowing pe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582813262014-08-10T11:13:02.477-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-10T11:13:02.477-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58281326@www.sltrib.com Sun, 10 Aug 2014 11:13:02 MDT Reluctant Murray pays $141,666 UTOPIA tab, but is hardly sold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267513-78/utopia-murray-cities-eyre.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58267513-78/utopia-murray-cities-eyre.html.csp">Reluctant Murray pays $141,666 UTOPIA tab, but is hardly sold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TONY SEMERAD</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T22:30:16.196-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 10:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Murray • Mayor Ted Eyre has persuaded the City Council to buy him more time and bolster his credibility with a $141,666 payment to UTOPIA, the troubled high-speed Internet consortium that Murray backs along with 10 other Wasatch Front cities. Unlike other cities, Murray refused for two years to chip in on UTOPIA’s day-to-day operating expenses. The city has kept up with its $1.65 million yearly share of bond debt for the public fiber-optic grid, but its leaders make no secret of their dissatisfa...</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> 58267513@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:30:16 MDT South Jordan drops idea of splitting from school district — for now http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58265172-78/district-jordan-south-council.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58265172-78/district-jordan-south-council.html.csp">South Jordan drops idea of splitting from school district — for now</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:08:34.375-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:08PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The South Jordan City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to not place the question of splitting from Jordan School District on the November ballot, letting the issue go for at least a year. The interlocal agreement the city signed with the district instead allows for annual review and termination if necessary. The contract is also anticipated to be signed by the other four cities in the district — West Jordan, Herriman, Bluffdale and Riverton. “We’re moving forward on faith that they’ll deliver i...</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> 58265172@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:08:34 MDT Salt Lake City caught off guard by gift of Hoberman Arch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251431-90/arch-com-council-hoberman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251431-90/arch-com-council-hoberman.html.csp">Salt Lake City caught off guard by gift of Hoberman Arch</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="2014-08-04T11:20:49.911-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City officials awakened Friday morning to a surprise gift — they now have their very own Hoberman Arch. “I saw that in the paper,” said City Councilman Kyle LaMalfa. “We didn’t know anything about it.” Mayor Ralph Becker’s spokesman Art Raymond conceded the news of the Olympic legacy artwork’s change of ownership caught the administration off guard, as well. “We don’t know where it’s going,” he said. “We’re talking to Public Services and the Arts Council.” One thing is sure, the Univer...</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> 58251431@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 11:20:49 MDT West Jordan rejects ‘strong mayor’ question on November ballot http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251331-90/believe-corruption-council-government.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251331-90/believe-corruption-council-government.html.csp">West Jordan rejects ‘strong mayor’ question on November ballot</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="2014-08-04T09:02:15.438-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 09:02AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">West Jordan city leaders have rejected a plan to let residents vote on changing to a strong mayor form of government in November, with one councilman pointing to Salt Lake City as an example of the special-interest corruption and dysfunction that he said would come from dumping the current system in which the day-to-day city operations are run by an appointed manager. The change-of-government resolution — which would have asked voters whether to put an elected mayor in charge of running the cit...</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> 58251331@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 09:02:15 MDT South Jordan OKs deal with school district, cools to the idea of a split http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244227-78/district-jordan-south-likely.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58244227-78/district-jordan-south-likely.html.csp">South Jordan OKs deal with school district, cools to the idea of a split</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley and Lisa Schencker</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T15:34:19.294-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 03:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The South Jordan City Council unanimously approved an interlocal agreement Wednesday, but left the question of whether to put splitting from the Jordan School District on the ballot until its next meeting on Aug. 5. The decision came primarily because the Jordan school board approved South Jordan’s draft of the interlocal agreement Monday night and a new feasibility study indicated negative impacts for the city and students. Though about half of the public comment encouraged a split, all of the...</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> 58244227@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:34:19 MDT Mayor says Salt Lake City could fill golf hole by buying land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238657-78/golf-council-mayor-becker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238657-78/golf-council-mayor-becker.html.csp">Mayor says Salt Lake City could fill golf hole by buying land</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="2014-07-30T08:03:33.047-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The troubled Salt Lake City golf system needs a short game and a long game to get back to par. That’s what Mayor Ralph Becker told the City Council on Tuesday. And if the seven-member body can’t find the strokes, the mayor said he’d do it himself. “We are going to make decisions,” he told the council. “If we can’t make them collectively... [then] I will make them.” But the mood in the council’s regularly scheduled work session was collaborative. And the council agreed with Becker that a sustaina...</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> 58238657@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:03:33 MDT Sandy approves annexation of Oak Valley Drive http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217044-78/annexation-sandy-county-unincorporated.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58217044-78/annexation-sandy-county-unincorporated.html.csp">Sandy approves annexation of Oak Valley Drive</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Courtney Tanner</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T13:55:01.883-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 01:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When Ray Goodson’s house flooded a few years back, he watched Sandy City officials help his neighbors clean the water damage to their homes for free, while he had to pay $20,000 in repairs out of his own pocket. Goodson, who lived in an unincorporated area of Salt Lake County bordering Sandy, asked county officials for help covering the bill. But he said they denied his requests. “I thought I had passed gas or something,” he said. “All they did was laugh hysterically.” Other residents told si...</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> 58217044@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:01 MDT