Civics Central: Provo beer, new home for aquarium
Here's your weekly roundup of what local city councils, school boards and other government entities are tackling during regularly scheduled meetings. All meetings are open to the public, and citizens are welcome to voice their opinions during designated times. If you do wish to speak at a particular meeting, you may need to sign up in advance.
Canyons Board of Education • Scheduled to vote on new boundaries for middle schools, including a plan to move Crescent View Middle from Sandy to Draper; Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m., 9631 S. 300 East, Sandy.
Provo Municipal Council • Will vote on an ordinance that would create a special beer license for the soon-to-debut Utah Valley Convention Center; Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m., Municipal Council Chambers, 351 W. Center St., Provo.
Draper City Council • Considers a request from The Living Planet Aquarium to create a Commercial Special District at 12047 S. Lone Peak Parkway for the aquarium; Tuesday, March 6, 7 p.m., City Hall, 1020 E. Pioneer Road, Draper.
Salt Lake City Council • Will hold a follow-up session on establishing an enterprise fund for streetlights; Tuesday, March 6, about 4:15 p.m., City Hall, 451. S. State St. A public hearing is set for 7 p.m. in Room 315 on the new council district boundary maps. And the council is slated to discuss the city's "Complete Streets" policy in Room 326 at about 7:30 p.m.
Salt Lake County Council • Will consider a resolution from Councilman Richard Snelgrove that would change business license applications to include a checkoff box for private employers to say whether they use a verification system, such as E-Verify, to assure the legal working status of all employees; Tuesday, March 6, 1 p.m., Room 2003, North Building, County Government Center, 2001 S. State. The session also will include discussion of an ordinance outlining a process for hiring an outside attorney in cases involving the county, such as the auditor's legal fight with the mayor and County Council over control of budgeting procedures.
South Jordan City Council >> Considers asking UDOT to raise the speed limit on 11400 South, from 1300 West to 3600 West, from 40 to 45 mph; Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m., at 1600 W. Towne Center Dr. View the agenda at http://www.sjc.utah.gov.
West Valley City Council • Plans to vote on amendments to the massage ordinance to cover Reiki, Shiatsu and similar techniques and make other changes. The vote, originally scheduled for Feb. 21, was delayed after licensed massage therapists said the proposed measure conflicts with state law and uses outdated terminology; Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 3600 S. Constitution Blvd. (2700 West). Read the latest version of the ordinance at http://bit.ly/wGAcmA.
Holladay Planning Commission >> Discusses the Gilmore subdivision at 1801 E. 3990 South, a request to build a coffee shop on the Black Diamond property on 3900 South, and adjusting sign ordinances for the Canyon Slope Square project; Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., 4580 S. 2300 East. View the agenda at http://www.cityofholladay.com.
Riverton City Council >> Holds public hearings on amendments to the 2011-12 budget and the secondary water impact fee facilities plan; Tuesday, March 6, 6:30 p.m., at 12830 S. 1700 West. View the agenda at http://bit.ly/xW3ord.
Davis Board of Education • Holds a public hearing on proposed boundary changes for Holt and Wasatch elementaries in Clearfield; Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m., 45 E. State Street, Farmington.
Taylorsville City Council • Holds a public hearing on applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and discusses an ordinance that would eliminate the limit on a campaign contribution that one person or entity can make to a candidate for city office; Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 p.m., at City Hall, 2600 W. Taylorsville Boulevard (5325 South).
Herriman City Council >> Holds a public hearing on a recent secondary and culinary water rate study; Thursday, March 8, 7:30 p.m., at 13011 S. Pioneer St. View the agenda at http://www.herriman.org.