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10/07/2008 - Minutes PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008 The City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah, met in Regular Session on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 7 : 00 p.m. in Room 315, City Council Chambers, City County Building, 451 South State . The following Council Members were present: Carlton Christensen Soren Simonsen Luke Garrott Jill Remington Love Eric Jergensen Van Turner JT Martin Cindy Gust-Jenson, Executive Council Director; Mayor Ralph Becker; David Everitt, Mayor' s Chief of Staff; Edwin Rutan, City Attorney; and Beverly Jones, Deputy City Recorder, were present. Councilmember Love presided at and Councilmember Jergensen conducted the meeting. #1. 7:16:11PM The Council led the Pledge of Allegiance . #2 . 7:16:34 PM Councilmember Turner moved and Councilmember Simonsen seconded to approve the minutes for the Salt Lake City Council meeting held September 30, 2008, which motion carried, all members voted aye except Council Members Christensen and Garrott who were absent for the vote . View Attachments (M 08-3) 7:18:53PM QUESTIONS TO THE MAYOR FROM THE CITY COUNCIL Councilmember Simonsen thanked the Mayor for upgrades to the flooring in the Council Office . 7:19:28PM COMMENTS TO THE CITY COUNCIL Douglas Cotant said he felt everyone should speak English in the United States . He said he also wanted the City to consider building a skateboard park in an empty lot on State Street so kids did not have to skateboard on public sidewalks . Michael Clara spoke about seven year old Maria Menchaca who was struck by a bullet during a drive-by shooting. He asked for gang intervention on the Westside . UNFINISHED BUSINESS #1. RE: 7:24:05 PM Adopting a resolution providing for the holding of a public hearing on November 6, 2008 at 7 : 00 p.m. relating to the issuance of sales tax revenue bonds to finance a new Public 08 - 122 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7 , 2008 Services Maintenance Facility and providing for related matters . View Attachments Councilmember Christensen moved and Councilmember Turner seconded to adopt Resolution 42 of 2008 providing for the publication of a notice of Public Hearing and the holding of a public hearing on November 6, 2008, to issue up to $32 million (which includes land costs less impact fee eligible costs) of its sales tax revenue bonds for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the cost of the acquisition and construction of a new public services maintenance facility, and various other capital improvement program projects . Councilmember Christensen said it seemed like a lot of money for one facility but the project had been analyzed for approximately ten years . He said the existing facility had problems that could not be remedied. Councilmember Turner said he agreed with Councilmember Christensen. He said the new facility would be placed in an area that needed change and the City would now have an opportunity to change the area. He said a new TRAX station and new houses were being built around the area. He said he was supportive of the bond. Councilmember Martin said this project had been in process for a long time . He said this was a lot of money and the timing was not the greatest . Councilmember Jergensen called for the question, which motion carried, all members voted aye . (Q 08-8) #2 . 7:29:32PM RE: Adopting a resolution providing for the holding of a public hearing on November 6, 2008 at 7 : 00 p.m. relative to the City' s general obligation bonds for Open Space; providing for alternative methods of sale of the bonds and providing for related matters . View Attachments Councilmember Simonsen moved and Councilmember Love seconded to adopt Resolution 43 of 2008 providing for the holding of a public hearing on November 6, 2008 relative to the City' s General Obligation bonds, authorizing the issuance of up to $900,000 of these bonds for the purpose of paying the costs of acquiring and preserving open space, park and recreational lands and amenities . Councilmember Christensen said voters had authorized these bonds in 2003 . He said neighborhoods and communities would have an opportunity to identify certain parcels for open space . 08 - 123 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH TUESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2008 Councilmember Martin said this would give the City an opportunity to serve the citizens with open space . Councilmember Jergensen called for the question, which motion carried, all members voted aye . (Q 08-9) CONSENT AGENDA 7:34:43 PM Councilmember Simonsen moved and Councilmember Garrott seconded to approve the Consent Agenda, which motion carried, all members voted aye . #1 . RE: Approving the appointment of Calvin John Noyce to the Police Civilian Review Board for a term extending through September 5, 2011 . (I 08-1) #2 . RE : Approving the appointment of David Brach to the Housing Advisory and Appeals Board for a term extending through December 31, 2010 . (I 08-20) The meeting adjourned at 7 : 34 p.m. This document along with the digital recording constitute the official minutes of the City Council Regular Session meeting held October 7, 2008 . bj 08 - 124