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William Nicholls inside Council District 5 August 20, 2019, 2:50 PM
The interface for these comments is poor. I'm getting a "Sign in and be yourself" message but no apparent link to sign in. I support the One-Percent for Art amount and restoring the public artwork of the Seven Canyons fountain. It's sad to see a push to divert money set aside for new downtown part space for Pioneer Park. It won't get any easier or cheaper to acquire new park space in the future. The City shouldn't balk at a paltry 1% for art in its capital improvements.
Jason Stevenson inside Council District 5 August 20, 2019, 12:36 PM
I support full funding for the Seven Canyons Fountain restoration in Liberty Park. We cannot allow a small funding gap to derail this latest attempt to restore the fountain to a safe and clean operating condition. As co-chair of the East Liberty Park Community Organization (ELPCO), I have received multiple comments and requests from residents over the last few months in support of the Seven Canyons Fountain. As Liberty Park faces pressures from Operation Rio Grande, and the city's challenge of finding affordable housing and resource for all residents, we need to invest in top tier attractions that will bring more residents, and especially families, to our city's green spaces. Investing in the Seven Canyons Fountain is the right move for CIP funding this year.
Michael Fife inside Council District 2 August 16, 2019, 9:39 PM
Salt Lake City should definitely fund the Fisher Mansion Carriage House improvements to enhance engagement with the Jordan River. I also support all improvements to the Folsom Trail to further connect downtown to the Jordan River and near west side neighborhoods. Connecting east and west, especially connecting the West Side to Downtown employment opportunities and providing recreation amenities in the Euclid Neighborhood which is sorely lacking, should be a key goals of city government. While not on the list, the city should consider investigating the purchase of the land north of the Fisher Mansion to connect to the Folsom Trail to create a destination riverside recreational park. Thanks for your consideration
Name not shown inside Council District 4 August 16, 2019, 12:20 PM
I support this CIP budget as submitted by the mayor, especially the funds for Fisher Mansion, Richmond Community Garden, 9line Orchard, Pioneer Park improvements, Seven Canyons Fountain improvements, and the traffic calming projects. I support the City Council's approval of this budget and these projects.
Mark Baer inside Council District 3 August 16, 2019, 10:14 AM
In no particular order, please accept these suggestions on some of the projects proposed. First, any of the projects that promote, enhance or sustain green space should be a priority. This includes, but is not limited to the 9 Line Community Orchard project, the Trails System project (much of it on the edge of town, such as at the mouth of Emmigration Canyon), Hidden Hollow, Jordan Park improvements. These should all be completed with maximum foliage/tree planting to help mitigate our city as an urban heat zone. The Seven Canyons rehabilitation is a wonderful idea and can be (again) a real point of pride for the city. At this point, the Pioneer Park proposals should definitely be rejected, absent a comprehensive plan (far beyond this effort) to make that park usable and safe for the general public. Putting money into that park at this point is a waste of resources as the general public will not benefit and if history is any guide, will be diminished, even ruined, in short order. This has been true for decades and until addressed by you/all stakeholders, this will simply be wasting precious taxpayer money. Another apparent poor choice would be to throw more money at the Leonardo - unless there is a comprehensive plan (of which we are unaware) that changes the historically poor performance of that institution. For example, I have even offered to support/donate/create at that institution and there apparently is not enough institution organization to even follow up on that offer. Finally, for purpose of this comment, there appears to be huge allotments set aside for the Steiner facility. It seems enormous, albeit likely necessary, for a narrow segment of our population. The question arises though: That facility has produced some world class athletes and hosted many more. Has anyone done outside fundraising for that facility? Naming? Per the information provided, it seems that there is an effort to get the funding the 'easy way' to wit, public funds. Absent fundraising by stakeholder - thing about how many individuals have used that facility over the years - that funding should be reconsidered and allotted based upon reciprocal efforts by interested parties. Thank you for considering these points.
Name not shown inside Council District 4 August 15, 2019, 8:10 PM
Has the 10th East Senior Center's retaining wall, project #28 received any funding? The tennis courts in the park behind the Center need to be resurfaced.
Name not shown inside Council District 7 August 15, 2019, 3:30 PM
I support the McClelland improvements, the 600 East traffic calming improvements, improvements to the Fisher Mansion, and the Seven Canyons Fountain project in Liberty Park.
I DO NOT support any further funding being allocated to the Leonardo.
Jared Zitnay inside Council District 6 August 15, 2019, 3:08 PM
I'm confused about for what you are requesting public input. Page A-9 of the Mayor's recommended CIP budget shows a grand total of $32.8M, and the Council has approved $33.2M. So it looks like the approved funding covers all the recommended projects. As indicated in reply to another comment, the current process only pertains to "project applications submitted and reviewed by the Mayor and CDCIP board from the last fiscal year," so the public feedback can't propose alternative uses of the approved funds.
Can you clarify the list of projects that pertain to the Council's approved $33.2M funding? Is there a list of projects in addition to page A 7-9 for which these funds could be used?
Dennis Hanks inside Council District 4 August 15, 2019, 2:57 PM
This is a great idea poorly executed. If you want public comments, make it easy to do. I have no idea what issues are up for vote. I saw something about Pioneer Park, but no details - time, cost, purpose, what it might look like when done. Are there other options?
Nice idea, but poorly presented.
Name not shown inside Council District 5 August 15, 2019, 2:43 PM
What is this all about?
D-12 Sugar House West
Neighborhood Traffic Calming
and 600 East Neighborhood
$ 150,000.00 $ 150,000.00