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Name not shown inside Council District 4 May 16, 2019, 1:18 PM

Regarding the library budget, I'm confused about the personnel salary increases. How in the world did they arrive at an increase of $1,250 per employee, instead of a percentage increase? If the assertion is that the cost of living in Salt Lake City has gone up 5.3%, why not give a 5.3% COLA, which then is fair across the board. But I note that there is also a 1.5% salary increase, and I'm confused about why these two increases are not combined? In addition, there is a 50% increase in HSA contribution. All told, these are MIGHTY healthy increases -- what substantiation is there for the numbers chosen?

Name not shown inside Council District 1 May 15, 2019, 5:52 PM

We are only 6 days from the first public hearing on May 21. Why isn't the budget for each and every city department, including the mayor's office, included on this website? And every department with a proposed increase clearly shown. A link to the full budget right on this page would be very helpful. Note that the link at https://www.slcdocs.com/budget/mayor2020.pdf is broken.

You could go a long way to ensuring the public is able to play an active part in a public hearing if the info is readily available for their review.

Name not shown inside Council District 6 May 15, 2019, 2:00 PM

I would like to have the council note that the streets of Benchmark Drive and Benchmark Circle are in serious need of re-surfacing. They are in disrepair and have not had any patchwork repair for several years. I would hope that some budget dollars could be allocated to repair of these streets. Thanks for your consideration in this regard. Best regards!

Scott Weaver inside Council District 5 May 3, 2019, 4:20 PM

Not sure what the purpose of this exercise is as those that hold the city budget keys will do whatever they want. Over and over again this city has raised taxes, fees or bonds in order to "balance" their budget. Since 2008 SLC has had an increase of over $100 million in additional revenue but still does not have enough money to provide or maintain basic services.

Name not shown inside Council District 6 January 19, 2019, 8:28 AM

I go to work at the University Hospital from Sugarhouse at 6:15 am on weekends and weekdays. I head home after 8pm. There is no reliable way to get to work in less than 45 minutes except using my car. I can jog that distance in about the same time. I have worked in Houston and NYC and been able to travel much farther in less time. There, I can rely on public transport heading my way every 15 minutes. Here, there is nothing, especially on Sundays, except maybe every 30 minutes at the most frequent. You might as well not have a public transportation system for all the good it does. No wonder ridership rates are poor. The service is useless to a large portion of residents.

Name not shown inside Council District 4 January 19, 2019, 1:16 AM

Please rank the following issues that affect District 4
Crime, Homelessness, Air quality and other environmental concerns, Affordable housing, Traffic and public transportation, Safety and functionality of Pioneer Park, Arts and cultural offerings, Economic development downtown


Below are types of civic experience that can be helpful for Council members to have. Please rank them in order of importance.
Worked closely with their neighborhood community council, Have served on a City board or commission, Familiarity with issues affecting Downtown, Budgeting experience, Project management skills

Name not shown inside Council District 4 January 18, 2019, 11:23 AM

Please rank the following issues that affect District 4
Affordable housing, Homelessness, Air quality and other environmental concerns, Economic development downtown, Traffic and public transportation, Crime, Safety and functionality of Pioneer Park, Arts and cultural offerings


Below are types of civic experience that can be helpful for Council members to have. Please rank them in order of importance.
Familiarity with issues affecting Downtown, Project management skills, Worked closely with their neighborhood community council, Have served on a City board or commission, Budgeting experience

Name not shown inside Council District 4 January 18, 2019, 10:17 AM

Please rank the following issues that affect District 4
Traffic and public transportation, Air quality and other environmental concerns, Affordable housing, Homelessness, Arts and cultural offerings, Crime, Safety and functionality of Pioneer Park, Economic development downtown


Below are types of civic experience that can be helpful for Council members to have. Please rank them in order of importance.
Budgeting experience, Project management skills, Familiarity with issues affecting Downtown


What would you hope to see happen in Salt Lake City in the next 10 years?
I hope to see a strong emphasis of sustainable growth that preserves urban livability and quality of life.

Name not shown inside Council District 5 January 17, 2019, 1:01 PM

Please rank the following issues that affect District 4
Homelessness, Crime, Affordable housing


Below are types of civic experience that can be helpful for Council members to have. Please rank them in order of importance.
Familiarity with issues affecting Downtown


What would you hope to see happen in Salt Lake City in the next 10 years?
Would like to see no more tent cities on random streets. Would like to see better understanding to neighborhoods who are experiencing multi family/high density development. Before permits are issued to build, that PARKING is addressed. More underground structures to house all of the vehicles and reduce the need to change the amount of lanes to allow street parking. The reduction of lanes in a neighborhood to allow for parking causes the traffic to build up and create more pollution. The development and housing is needed, BUT no more lane reductions, make the builders create their own solutions. All of the efforts to "clear the air" are for nothing when we force cars to sit a a light because we removed the 2nd lane.


What aspects of Salt Lake City are you most proud of?
Diversity on the rise.

Name not shown inside Council District 4 January 16, 2019, 3:16 AM

AUTOMATIC CROSS WALK SIGNALS !!!!!! We shouldn't have to beg to cross the street. More raised crosswalks/mid block crossings and traffic calming measures across the city are essential. Prioritize pedestrians and other modes of transportation rather than cars. I too would like to see Main Street closed to cars tested out. Expanded night trax services and a push towards bus service expansion to Park City.