Speak up • City leaders have scheduled open houses to get resident input on two issues a proposal to allow farm animals, such as bees and chickens, in residential zones on a limited basis and proposed changes in the standards for park and landscape strips in residential areas. The meetings are scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at City Hall, 5025 S. State St., and Tuesday, March 26, at Murray High School Spartan Cove, 5440 S. State St.
Help wanted • The city needs a volunteer to serve on the Board of Adjustment, which acts as the appeal authority for land-use decisions and sometimes authorizes variances. To apply, fill out the form found at http://1.usa.gov/PtDnA5 and email it, along with a letter of interest, to Deputy City Manager Linda Dunlavy at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The paperwork also can be mailed or delivered to city offices at 1265 E. Fort Union Blvd., Suite 250, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121.
Shaking it out • Registration is being taken for the 2013 Great Utah ShakeOut, a drill that will help participants become better prepared for big earthquakes. Visit http://www.shakeout.org/utah for more information about the April 17 event and to register.