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10/09/2003 - Minutes PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2003 The City Council of Salt Lake City, Utah, met in Regular Session on Thursday, October 9, 2003, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 315, City Council Chambers, City County Building, 451 South State. The following Council Members were present: Carlton Christensen Van Turner Eric Jergensen Nancy Saxton Dave Buhler Jill Remington Love Dale Lambert Rocky Fluhart, Chief Administrative Officer; Cindy Gust-Jenson, Executive Council Director; Edwin Rutan, City Attorney; and Scott Crandall, Deputy City Recorder were present. Councilmember Christensen presided at and Councilmember Turner conducted the meeting. #1. The Council led the Pledge of Allegiance. PUBLIC HEARINGS #1. RE: Accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance amending the table of uses for the Gateway Mixed-Use zoning district to make department stores either a conditional use or a permitted use and related matters pursuant to Petition No. 400-03-20. View Attachment The following people spoke or submitted written comments regarding the proposal: Jake Boyer, Bruce Heckman, Ron Pastore, Brooke White, Debbie Cotter, Maureen Andrews, Tony Seymour, Sheri Lloyd, Heather Kingsford, Tracy Byington, Kurt Spence, Gina Stavrakakis, Alan Sullivan, Victoria Cooley, Janet Trunnell, Melinda Clarkson Haynes, Mac Christensen, David Marin, Somer Love, Julie Stephens, Marie Spence, Vincent Corno, Connie Christopher, Vincent Lawrence, Sierra Fichialos, Jan Bartlett, Peter Kaanapu, Meghan Johnson, Rich McDonald, Scott Poll, Sergey Smirnov, Greg Walker, John Storrs, Amy Browning, Diana DeJoseph, Don Polster, Lynn Arent, John Speros, John Longaker, Christopher Corroon, Tom Mutter, Lydia Wright, B.J. Stringham, Azita Negad, Mark Walton, Polly Hart, Briant Stringham, Steve Christopher, Tom Denison, Holley Hendrix, Jeff Bennion, Bart Stringham, Beth Bradford, Michael Packard, Michael Smith, John Pace, Richard Moffat, Nathan Dalley, Vasilios Priskos, Mary Corporon, Leilani Drum, Aaron Nelson, Will Pace, Glen Taylor, Heidi Poulson, Julie Glenn, Rawlins Young, Marc Stephens, Sally Epperson, Tamra Young, Peter Corroon, William Garbett, Jim Webster, Sierra Cannon, John Bowen, Mickey Hurst, Bonnie Mangold, Mauricei Capson, Weston Clark, Pam O'Mara, Shawn Anderson, Bruce Bingham, and Ross Peterson. Comments included what was best for the City, retail business, special favors, retaining tenants, business values, keeping Nordstrom in the City, attracting businesses downtown, diverse mix of pedestrian oriented retail, suburban alternatives, retail in downtown core, viable Gateway options, premier locations, redevelopment projects, maintain policies/zoning, master plan issues, following established rules/agreements, lost jobs/careers, and community asset. Additional comments: commitment to small businesses, fair treatment, plans to redevelop Block 85 and 86, business decline, demolition, construction, blind decisions, decreasing sales, vacant stores, association with nationwide retailers, humility, tolerance, patience, diversity, create growth, shopping destination, loyal customers, lost tax revenue contributions to community, broad downtown plan, consistency with established policies, family support, and friendships. 03 - 1 PROCEEDINGS OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2003 Further comments: business relationships, moral standards, employee contributions, retail hub, locate department stores on Main Street, hold City hostage, independent studies, market fragmentation, revitalize infrastructure, short-term solution, detrimental ramifications, protect downtown interests, competing property owners, laws needed to change with City growth, attracting national businesses, inadequate information, deny move, honesty, ethics, special interests, integrity of elected officials, competition, transportation issues, tax incentives, political pressure, and free enterprise. Approximately half of the people who spoke or submitted comments were in favor of allowing Nordstroms to relocate to the Gateway and half were opposed. Councilmember Saxton moved and Councilmember Jergensen seconded to close the public hearing, which motion carried, all members voted aye. Councilmember Christensen moved and Councilmember Lambert seconded to defer the issue to October 14, 2003 for further consideration, which motion carried, all members voted aye. (P 03-22) #2. RE: Accept public comment and consider adopting an ordinance creating an airport landscaping overlay district and adopting related changes to the Salt Lake City Code pursuant to Petition No. 400-00-21. Councilmember Lambert moved and Councilmember Jergensen seconded to close the public hearing, which motion carried, all members voted aye. Councilmember Christensen moved and Councilmember Lambert seconded to adopt Ordinance 70 of 2003, which motion carried, all members voted aye. Councilmember Saxton asked if a land acquisition or exchange was part of the motion. Steve Domino, Airport Planning and Environmental Programs Director, said no. He said land acquisition would be handled as a separate issue. (P 03-19) The meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m. sc 03 - 2