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03/11/2003 - Minutes PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TUESDAY, MARCH 11 , 2003 The City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 326, City Council Chambers, City County Building, 451 South State. The following Council Members were present: Carlton Christensen Dale Lambert Eric Jergensen Jill Remington Love Dave Buhler Nancy Saxton Van Turner Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson; Edwin Rutan, City Attorney; Cindy Gust-Jenson, Executive Council Director; and Pam Johnson, Deputy City Recorder were present. Councilmember Christensen presided at and Councilmember Turner conducted the meeting. #1. The Council led the Pledge of Allegiance. #2. Councilmember Christensen moved and Councilmember Love seconded to approve the minutes of the Salt Lake City Council meeting held March 4, 2003, which motion carried, all members voted aye. (M 03-1) PUBLIC HEARING #1. RE: Accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance creating a light manufacturing height overlay district that increases the maximum allowable building height from 65 to 85 feet in the M-1 zoning district and applying the zoning overlay district (map amendment) to property located between 5200 and 5500 West and between 1730 and 2100 South, (NAC) , pursuant to Petition No. 400-03-03. View Attachment ACTION: Councilmember Saxton moved and Councilmember Lambert seconded to close the hearing, which motion carried, all members voted aye. Councilmember Christensen moved and Councilmember Jergensen seconded to adopt Ordinance 7 of 2003, which motion carried, all members voted aye. (P 03-5) #2. RE: Accept public comment and consider adopting a resolution authorizing the sale of Industrial Revenue Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $4, 600,000; to loan the proceed of the bonds to Spring Air Mountain West, Inc. to finance expansion and acquisition of equipment for its manufacturing facility. View Attachment ACTION: Councilmember Saxton moved and Councilmember Lambert seconded to close the hearing, which motion carried, all members voted aye. Councilmember Jergensen moved and Councilmember Saxton seconded to postpone this item until a later date, which motion carried, all members voted aye. (Q 03-1) COMMENTS TO THE CITY COUNCIL Councilmember Lambert read a statement from the Salt Lake City Council in reference to the "Cities of Peace" movement prior to taking comments from the public. He said "The Salt Lake City Council has been approached by a number of people about passing a resolution opposing a war with Iraq. We understand that this is an extraordinarily 03 - 1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TUESDAY, MARCH 11 , 2003 important national and international issue which affects us all. We all wish to live in a peaceful world without war; opinions differ as to how that can best be achieved. Out of respect for the concerned opinions on both sides of the debate which we have received, we wish to explain why we have not placed the Iraq war on our agenda for debate and formal action. The Salt Lake City Council has made it a practice to decline to pass resolutions on issues outside our sphere of responsibilities, even though we are often called to do so. We were not elected to represent the citizens of Salt Lake on national and international matters, nor were we elected to make formal public pronouncements for the City on issues clearly outside of our responsibilities. To undertake such activities in contradiction of our general policy would undermine the essential non- partisan nature of this body, and distract us from the work we were elected to do. We think it would set an unwise precedent for a Council to become a tool for advancing partisan ideological causes, even on important national issues. Moreover, even if the Council elected to make an exception to this general policy, it would do so only if there were a broad consensus of opinion, which there is not. Like our citizens, Council Members are divided on how this nation and the world should deal with Iraq and on the possible use of military force against Iraq. Given the lack of consensus, it would be particularly inappropriate for the Council to depart from its general policy. For these reasons, we respectfully decline to pass a resolution on this issue. Council Members, like all citizens, are free to speak out on these issues as individual citizens, but the Council elects not to make a formal pronouncement purporting to state the position of Salt Lake City residents, be it supporting or opposing the use of military force against Iraq." (M 03-1) Douglas Cotant, Salt Lake City, spoke about low income housing in the City. Bonnie Mangold, Salt Lake City, spoke about the Main Street easement. The following citizens spoke or submitted comment cards in support of adopting a resolution against war on Iraq, and make Salt Lake City a "City of Peace": Paul Wilson, Peter Hines, Pete Litster, Greg Lewis, Karen Nisonger, Aaron Turpen, Claire Geddes, Karen Fazekas, Barbara Jean Whiteley, Richard K. Oliver, Joe Koiycur, Jan Bartlett, Tony Bereshnyi, Eugenia Bereshnyi, Rick Chase; Roben Schafer, Diana Lee Hirschi, Marisa Black, Mike Rose, Christopher J. Davenport, Deanna Taylor, Thomas L. King, Maria Estrada, and Daniel C. Gripentrog. UNFINISHED BUSINESS #1. RE: Adopting an ordinance enacting new Section 5. 02.115 of the Salt Lake City Code to provide that business licenses be approved or denied within 30 days of submission to the City. If the process requires more than 30 days, a conditional license, conditioned upon completion of the review verifying the applicant meets all license requirements, will be issued. View Attachment Councilmember Buhler moved and Councilmember Lambert seconded to adopt Ordinance 8 of 2003, which motion carried, all members voted aye. (0 03-4) #2. RE: Adopting a resolution establishing funding criteria for the $700,000 Olympic Legacy project. View Attachment 03 - 2 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TUESDAY, MARCH 11 , 2003 ACTION: Councilmember Christensen moved and Councilmember Buhler seconded to adopt Resolution 10 of 2003, which motion carried, all members voted aye. (R 03-4) CONSENT AGENDA ACTION: Councilmember Jergensen moved and Councilmember Saxton seconded to adopt the Consent Agenda, which motion carried, all members voted aye. #1. RE: Setting the date of March 20, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. to accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance amending Salt Lake City Ordinance 32 of 2001, which adopted the Final Biennial Budget of Salt Lake City, including the employment staffing document, for Fiscal Years 2001-2002 and 2002-2003. (Budget Amendment No. 12.) (B 03-5) #2. RE: Setting the date of April 8, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. to accept public comment regarding the Mayor's proposed recommendations for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funding, Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) funding, and Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funding. (T 03-1) #3. RE: Approving the appointment of Brent Ward to the Police Civilian Review Board for a term extending through September 5, 2005. (I 03-15) #4. RE: Approving the appointment of Lee Martinez to the Library Board for a term extending through June 30, 2005. (I 03-7) #5. RE: Approving the appointment of Richard Kaufusi to the Youth City Government Advisory Board for a term extending through January 1, 2006. (I 03-16) The meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m. pj 03 - 3