Loading...
08/25/2021 - Formal Meeting - City Council Comment File Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpeneate/Timed Contact Name Comment Topic I'm a 40-year,several-times-a-week user of the Foothills trails system.It is never crowded.The new trails built in Phase 1 are excessive and badly situated.Please do not make things worse by funding Phase 2 before 8/18/2021 20:29 Debra Scott assessing the damage already done.Thank you.Debra Scott Foothills Trail System Master Plan Greetings Mayor Mendenhall and Salt Lake City Council,I would like to express my support for the continued funding and development of the foothills trails in and near Salt Lake City.I have been hiking and mountain biking on these trails for the past 25 years and while I have enjoyed them there has long been a need to further build,develop and refine this system.This need is greater now more than ever as COVID-19 has prompted more people to recreate outdoors and Salt Lake City continues to grow.Salt Lake should follow the example of other cities in northern Utah such as Herriman and Draper as well as cities like Albuquerque,Bend (OR)and Boise that have prioritized trails for the benefit of residents.The realization of the foothills trails master plan,amended as needed,will prove to be a cherished amenity to residents with a lasting legacy. 8/18/2021 20:30 Cory Petersen Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in on this matter.Cory Petersen Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Mayor Mendenhall,I am both a hiker and a mt.biker.I use the Boneville/Shoreline trail to commute to work(medical campus),but i also use it for workouts,either hiking or mt.biking.I am practically on the trail every day.I have been doing so for the 20 years I have lived in SLC.I love our trails but clearly,they are not sufficient to maintain the growing traffic,especially during the pandemic.I fully support the proposed expansion of the trail system and,in fact,I think it is absolutely necessary.Thank you for your interest in this 8/18/2021 20:35 Vicente Planelles matter.Sincerely,vicente planelles Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 1 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened To whom it may concern,Over the past several years there has been a strong and thorough effort to plan and vet the creation of the Foothills trail network.I myself attended several city council meetings in which concerns for or against the trail network were heard and discussed.I was excited to see the trail network building commence last spring.We began with a beautiful new option for biking from the BST to city creek as well as what looks to bean amazing new hiking route above the BST.In the short time after the 19th avenue trail was opened,it was already enjoyed and loved by hundreds,or more likely thousands,of bikers.We were excited to see the new uphill dry creek route built along with the new designation of downhill-only for the current dry creek trail.Salt Lake City has a massive mountain bike population and most of the residents need to drive at the very least 20 minutes to get to a decent trail network.Having a large sustainable trail network in the SLC foothills has been a long time coming.I was disappointed that a very loud minority were able to halt the project at the end of this past spring.Again,this plan was already thoroughly vetted and approved.The people stopping the project claim that the trail is not being built to the proper standards-are these people professional trail builders?A brand new cut trail will always stand out more than it would after letting some time for the vegetation on the edges to return.I have read claims that these trails appear as scars on the mountain side-I believe this is a dramatic and inaccurate statement.These trails will enable thousands more people to go out and appreciate our beautiful foothills.Please,I urge you,to continue with the Foothills Master Plan as it was initially agreed upon.It is not fair to those who put in the effort and support to have this wonderful plan halted,and potentially reversed.The majority has spoken,long before the first grain of dirt 8/18/2021 20:38 Ran Yehushua was moved-we are in support and excited for this trail network.Thank you very much,Ran Yehushua Foothills Trail System Master Plan Please continue to invest in accessible outdoor recreation around SLC,including the Foothills Master Plan 8/18/2021 20:39 Cole Timm Phase 1 and Phase 2.All trail users can benefit when implemented correctly. Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 2 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time JIML Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Hello,Thank you for this opportunity to contribute.In 1997 i relocated to Salt Lake City for a quality of life improvement.A primary consideration was being able to mountain bike from my house downtown.I thought the Bonneville Shoreline area was great then and that was before the BST was built.Since moving here the Shoreline trails haven't expanded much after the BST was put in but the number of users has exploded, especially amongst mountain bikers.Obviously it is important to continue developing additional trails in the Salt Lake foothills to meet the needs of the greatly increased user base.A subset of these trails should be dedicated to downhill mountain biking and another subset to hiking only to deconflict the experience& enhance safety.Supporting infrastructure should also be considered as is clear after the 19th street downhill was opened followed by the congested parking situation at the top of Terrace hills drive.The overflowing parking situation at Popperton park is another example.Kudos for making the kiddo/beginner trails near Popperton!The trails built in the Morris Meadows area were a great addition but some mistakes were made. The MTB downhill trail,while fun and a great way to separate bikers&hikers,is not what I'd call a friendly trail.In many places it feels like it is trying to punt me off the trail.In some other places I wonder how many seasons the trail will last without reinforcing.The dedicated hiking trail rising above Morris meadow is fairly ugly and exposed as it slashes the hillside.Trail routing and usage deviated from the plan.For example,the trail on the ridgeline from the start of 19th street downhill to Twin Peaks is indicated on the planning map as mixed use but earlier this year there was signage indicating no bikes.If public comments are to be made then they should be made against a plan as it is intended to be implemented,not some loose set of guidelines or intentions.Hopefully trail expansion will continue in the Foothills to meet the obvious needs of the public but in a manner that isn't so controversial and considers the residents around the trail heads.Thanks for 8/18/202120:41 Fred Porter considering my input.Kindest regards,Fred Porter Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 3 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic am writing in support of Foothills Master plan.The past 2 summers a record number of people have turned to the outdoors for their physical and mental health.Mountain biking and trail running have grown in popularity.Salt Lake is a world class mountain town and we deserve a better local trail system.The current trails are poorly designed and badly abused by all trail groups and nature.I live in St Mary's above the Zoo and I prefer if I have the time to drive 30 minutes to either Corner Canyon or Park City rather than use the trails I can ride or run too.Both Park City and Draper have developed trails systems which appeal to both bikers and hikers.The Foothills master plan is a well thought out plan which will help our trail system grow in a sustainable way.We need trails which drain water better.We need directional mountain bike trails and better designed uphill trails.Please support this plan and all the years of work that went into making it.Thank you 8/18/2021 20:42 Kristina Esham Kristina Esham Foothills Trail System Master Plan To the powers that be,as a life-long trail user(hiker,mountain biker,trail runner,dog lover)and resident of the east bench of SLC,I would like you to consider resuming trail construction in our foothills.I believe the future trails can both be finished AND done better in subsequent phases in ways that don't invite such controversy.Yes,mistakes may have been made in regards to location.But,with a bit more foresight and due diligence,these trails can remain and be expanded upon to allow for multiple users to enjoy.With the explosion in SLC's population combined with a surge in trail use,we MUST spread trail users out for safety and 8/18/2021 20:45 Gary Fuller overall enjoyment of our foothill trail system.Thank you,Gary Fuller Foothills Trail System Master Plan To City Council and Mayor Mendenhall,I'm writing to express concern that funding of trail construction has become politicized.We are fortunate to have an excellent trail system,and it is well used.Please do not pause 8/18/2021 20:46 Preston Corless the Foothills Master Plan.Respectfully,Preston Corless Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello,I am writing o express support for trail development in Northern Salt Lake Valley,specifically above Salt Lake City,as additions and alternatives to Bonneville Shoreline Trail.As a mountain biker,hiker,and resident of Salt Lake City for 22 years,I'm a frequent user of the Shoreline trail.The amount of users has increased significantly over the years.Increasing the amount of trails for both bikers and hikers make the experience for both groups better by reducing trail conflict and spreading people out.In addition,I am less likely to drive to 8/18/2021 20:47 Colin Ferguson other areas to ride to avoid crowding.Thank you for considering my input.Best regards,Colin Ferguson Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 4 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic all Hi,I'd like to express support for continued/resumed trail development in Northern Salt Lake Valley, specifically above Salt Lake City,as additions and alternatives to Bonneville Shoreline Trail.As a frequent mountain biker and resident of Salt Lake City for 26 years,I'm a frequent user(4-6 times/week)of the Shoreline trail.But in recent years,crowding has caused me to seek other trails,leading me to drive my car to Draper,Herriman,Alpine,Orem,Kaysville and Ogden several times a week.I recognize-and regret-my contribution to traffic and air pollution,but I know that I'm not alone.At these other trailheads and trails I frequently converse with other Salt Lake City mountain bikers doing exactly the same thing.Expanding the limited mountain-bike accessible trails will:•Reduce trail conflict•Encourage outdoor recreation during COVID•Improve air quality by decreasing frequency of automobile travel to other,more distant,Wasatch 8/18/2021 20:49 Alex Obbard Front trail systems.Thank you for considering my input.Best regards,Alex Obbard Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 5 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Mayor Mendenhall and SLC City Council,I'm writing to express my deep appreciation for the Foothills trail plan,particularly the addition of more mountain bike trails.I am a 54-year-old female and live in St. Marys.I frequently use the trails beginning near the Hogle Zoo for both mountain biking and hiking.I also sometimes drive to Popperton Park or City Creek to access trails for biking.It has been great to enjoy new trails like 19th Avenue that are bike specific and directional,which I think helps both the hikers and the mountain bikers enjoy their activity more.I don't see a lot of conflict on the trails,but I know that when I am hiking,it is nice not to have to encounter faster-moving mountain bikers.And when I'm mountain biking,I'm happy not to annoy hikers!I am not sure why the hiking community seems so opposed to the plan.The plan seems well thought out for various users,considers the environment and aesthetics as much as possible and truly adds to the SLC valley appeal.More signage is extremely helpful(and I love the"Heels not Wheels" reminders)and more designated parking will also be incredibly helpful.This shouldn't be a battle...we live in a wonderful city with amazing access to the mountains.It's why many of us live here.Let's make it accessible, accommodate different uses and be respectful of one another.The planning committee was thoughtful, sought commentary at the beginning and was transparent.Thank you.Don't be pressured to second guess a good plan just because a few very vocal people think they weren't consulted.Mountain biking is only gaining in popularity and I understand that not everyone is happy about that.I don't love e-bikes,but I understand they are here to stay and will only increase in popularity too.I've been mountain biking for 30 years,I started in Telluride when I was just out of college and those trail were not bike specific!It's been a constant source of happiness for me,it's allowed me to experience a lot of beautiful trails and it's kept me healthy and sane.I love to see more people biking,but I realize it has an impact.Being thoughtful now about how to accommodate bikers and hikers will make SLC a better place in the future—thank you again for a good plan. 8/18/202120:52 Cynthia Beckwith Please don't halt trail development.I'd love to see the plan completed sooner than later.Cynthia Beckwith Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 6 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic SLC council:This email expresses my support to continue implementation of phases 1,2,and 3 of the foothill master plan.As a 14 year resident of the Avenues neighborhood(Wharton's district),I recreate on the foothill trails several days a week.I use the trails to run,walk,bike,and snowshoe.The trails built in phase 1 have provided safe and enjoyable trails,which is needed because of the increasing population of Salt Lake City.SLC must build and maintain trails that meet the demands of our growing community.My comments come in response to the Save our Foothills petition.I am AGAINST the petition.I feel I must mention the petition because the organization is targeting the mountain biker user group and creating a false narrative that mountain bikers are anti-sustainability.These arguments are short-sighted and non-inclusive of all user groups 8/18/2021 20:54 Jennifer Ritter of the foothill trails.Thank you for for the opportunity to provide comments Jennifer Ritter Foothills Trail System Master Plan City Council I would like to express my full support for the Sall Lake City Trails Masterplan(SLCMP).Our community has been done a disservice by years of neglect and lack of planning by the city and county regarding trails in the Bonneville Shoreline area.There is a dearth of sustainable trails for hiking and biking with most of the current trails being nothing more than drainage ditches.The rains today and over the past two weeks show just how unsustainable the current trails are.After years of planning and community input the SLCMP is now under attack from those who wish to maintain the status quo of unmaintained jeep tracks, fall line trails and the erosion ditches they create.Please follow through on the master plan and give Salt Lake City a trail system worthy of its name.Surely if Park City and Mountain Trails can organize and develop a world 8/18/2021 20:55 John Bercaw class trail system the city of Salt Lake can do the same.Sincerely,John Bercaw Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear SLC Council and Mayor Mendenhall,I am writing to communicate my support of trails development Foothills Trail Master Plan.I believe that the approach taken above the Capitol to accommodate foot and bike traffic has been a positive game changer and a positive move for sustainable outdoor recreation.I am both a hiker and mountain biker.I am also a high school mtb coach.The development this spring has been incredibly positive for me as a coach and mountain biker.I know with confidence that foot traffic has a place on well built trails as do the bikers.This not only supports sustainable use while making the trails safer.Overall this is a long overdue expansion and asset for our city,community,youth and economic development.I look forward 8/18/2021 20:58 Chris Cochella to continued resources in this direction.Thank you,Chris Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 7 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Hello,I would like to comment on the new Foothill trails system that is currently being reviewed by the council and the mayor's office and is also being opposed by the group Save Our Foothills.I am in favor of the new trail system for the following reasons:1.As the population along the Wasatch Front grows we will need more opportunities for people to recreate.As a lifelong trail user,my observation has been that,as the trails get more crowded,the experience is less enjoyable and there are more negative interactions between user groups.A well-planned system would help to accommodate more users in a more friendly and safe way.2.As both a hiker and mountain biker,I feel it is critical to have separate trails for downhill bikes in order to maintain a safe environment for all users.The new trails have achieved that.As a hiker I have felt more safe in knowing there are only hikers or uphill bikers on that section of trail.3.While I am not a geologist,the "historic"trails are not necessarily free from erosion.My experience has been that those trails are not adequately built for water run-off,leading to users going around muddy and water-filled areas,widening the trails and creating further erosion.My sense is,with time and regrowth the new trails will fill in and be less likely to suffer erosion.In closing,just because a trail is"historic"doesn't mean that it cannot be improved in order to serve more people and actually protect the environment.I would like to see the plan move forward 8/18/202121:00 Julie Gustin with thoughtful changes made as needed.Thank you for your time,Julie Gustin Foothills Trail System Master Plan City Council,As long-term residents of the EastCapitol Blvd neighborhood we are in complete support of traffic calming measures on East Capitol Blvd.We would favor speed bumps(similar to those on 11th Ave)that restrict speeds to 20-25 mph without having to brake.This way,law abiding residents who already drive this speed are unimpeded and those who would speed are forced to slow to a safe speed.The number of animals killed on EastCapitol Blvd by speeding cars is tragic and unacceptable.It is long passed due to address this 8/18/202121:01 Cathy Babcook disrespect of our wild neighbors.Sincerely,Catherine Babcook Keeton and Mark Keeton CIP FY2021 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 8 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened To Whom It May Concern:As an avid biker,active community member,economist,and salt lake city native I implore you to keep the Foothills Master Plan moving forward.As I'm sure you are all aware,the Wasatch has only become busier over the past 10 years.With more people moving in,drawn to Utah for its access to the outdoors,it has severely strained our trail systems.Trail use in the past 5 years has increased multiple times over the amount that trail systems have.The Foothills Trails Master Plan is a necessary step in providing a sustainable future for trail use in the Wasatch.By preemptively planning trails that would meet the needs of bikers and hikers,we can diminish the long lasting environmental impacts that neglecting those groups would have.The simple truth is that people come here to participate in these activities,and will do so regardless of a designated trail.A trail system,would help regulate and direct traffic in a manageable way.It improves the user experience by focusing tax dollars on building proper trails,instead of mitigating damage from illegal trails.It also provides better access near the city,which is desperately needed since the majority of bike trails are located 40-SO mins away from Salt Lake City.Mountain bikers are some of the most respectful,and active trail stewards.We value proper trails,respecting the environment,diminishing our impact,and as such are willing to donate our time to maintain them.I did not agree with how phase one was accomplished but I know that the demand for trails is only increasing.With a proper plan in place and a better trail design,we can achieve the desired results and sooth concerns raised about new trails.Please consider hiring a new trail building company with more experience.Thank you for your time and listening to community members.Best, 8/18/202121:09 Preston Gallacher Preston Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 9 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Mayor Mendenhall and Members of the Salt Lake City Council,I'm writing to voice my support for the work the City has done on the Salt Lake City Foothills'Master Plan.I believe the City did an excellent job of providing opportunities for input during the design phase and I'm appreciative of the new steps taken to engage with the community to ensure there is buy-in for the phases still to come.There are a number of reasons why I believe a fully implemented master plan is important for Salt Lake City residents:•Further development of the trail system is well-aligned with the City's commitment to ensuring residents have easily accessible recreational opportunities.•I'm confident the new trails have been,and will continue to be designed with special consideration given to the impact they will have on the natural environment and believe there will be a net-benefit for the overall health of the foothills.With the closing of several trails which were particularly vulnerable to erosion,and locations where"volunteer"trails were in existence being reclaimed, the foothills will be less vulnerable to erosion and more resilient in the face of increased usage.•Congestion on the Foothill trails reached an all-time high during the pandemic and the expansion of the trail system reduced congestion(and the potential for conflict)and greatly enhanced my experience as a trail user.In addition to advocating strong support for the Master Plan,I also applaud your efforts to get citizens actively engaged in promoting responsible trail use and protecting the natural environment through your new Ambassadors program.I hope the residents of Salt Lake City will become actively engaged in efforts to learn more about the steps taken to ensure the trails are appropriate for the local environment while also getting involved with trail stewardship opportunities.I look forward to seeing the fulfillment of the plan and 8/18/202121:12 J N Whitbeck appreciate your hard work and service!Sincerely,Jeff Whitbeck Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 10 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Salt Lake City Council,I understand you'll be reviewing the Foothills Master Plan soon.As an active outdoorsman and lifetime resident of Utah,my family and I love mountain biking,hiking,backpacking,and other recreational activities.Salt Lake City has unparalleled access to mountain recreation,but as our population has grown and the popularity of outdoor activities has increased,Salt Lake City needs to do more. Salt Lake City has lagged behind Draper,Lehi,Herriman and Spanish Fork in developing new trails and promoting outdoor recreation.The other Cities have benefited substantially by investing in new trails and promoting healthy outdoor activities.The trails around SLC are at capacity,and user conflicts are increasing. The City needs many more Mountain Bike specific trails.Mountain biking has experienced exponential growth over the last 3 years and we need more trails to properly enjoy our foothills.Salt Lake City needs more trails, and I'm writing to voice my support for the Foothills Master Plan.The newly completed trails in the Foothills are fantastic,and I'd love to see phase 1 completed and phase 2 begun on schedule.Please don't heed to the loud minority who hate mountain bikers and have a N.I.M.B.Y.attitude and want to stop the creation of more 8/18/2021 21:14 Jared Williams trails.I appreciate your consideration,and thank you for your service!Jared K.Williams P.E. Foothills Trail System Master Plan Please continue your efforts to give SLC an extensive trail system to give walkers and mtn.bike riders local options.As the capital city,it is a shame that we play second fiddle to so many communities up and down the Wasatch Front when it comes to trails.Please do not let a selfish few ruin recreational opportunities for the majority.Check the miles of trails built exclusively for hiking vs.miles built exclusively for mtn.biking and you will see that the claims of trails favoring bikes is erroneous.Another claim is that biking and hiking are incompatible co-uses of a trail.But when a steep rocky multiuse trail is made downhill biking only and a more mellow,nice trail built to avoid conflict the same people complain.Not to mention that the two uses exist just fine for trail systems all over Utah.Everyone has a"great"idea of how trails should be built and complaints about what is built,but the bottom line is the master plan for trails is important to our community and should 8/18/202121:15 Richard Steiner be built!Thank you for your continued support for trails.Richard Steiner Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 11 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Mayor Mendenhall and Members of the Salt Lake City Council,I'm writing to voice my support for the work the City has done on the Salt Lake City Foothills'Master Plan.I believe the City did an excellent job of providing opportunities for input during the design phase and I'm appreciative of the new steps taken to engage with the community to ensure there is buy-in for the phases still to come.There are a number of reasons why I believe a fully implemented master plan is important for Salt Lake City residents:•Further development of the trail system is well-aligned with the City's commitment to ensuring residents have easily accessible recreational opportunities.•I'm confident the new trails have been,and will continue to be designed with special consideration given to the impact they will have on the natural environment and believe there will be a net-benefit for the overall health of the foothills.With the closing of several trails which were particularly vulnerable to erosion,and locations where"volunteer"trails were in existence being reclaimed, the foothills will be less vulnerable to erosion and more resilient in the face of increased usage.•Congestion on the Foothill trails reached an all-time high during the pandemic and the expansion of the trail system reduced congestion(and the potential for conflict)and greatly enhanced my experience as a trail user.In addition to advocating strong support for the Master Plan,I also applaud your efforts to get citizens actively engaged in promoting responsible trail use and protecting the natural environment through your new Ambassadors program.I hope the residents of Salt Lake City will become actively engaged in efforts to learn more about the steps taken to ensure the trails are appropriate for the local environment while also getting involved with trail stewardship opportunities.I look forward to seeing the fulfillment of the plan and 8/18/202121:16 J N Whitbeck appreciate your hard work and service!Sincerely,Jeff Whitbeck Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 12 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear City Council Members,Salt Lake City's Foothills are cherished by its residents for their natural beauty, recreational opportunities,health benefits,and its close proximity to our urban setting.In addition to offering immense physical and mental benefits to city residents,the Foothills are home to diverse flora and fauna, wilderness quality lands,and they have been a vital resource for the area's inhabitants for centuries.As steward of these fragile lands,Salt Lake City has the responsibility to ensure that these precious foothills remain intact for future generations of Salt Lake City residents.It is essential that Salt Lake City,including the City Council and the Mayor's office,take the time to evaluate,reassess,and revise the Foothills Trails Master Plan so that the chaotic and destructive implementation of Phase 1,seen in the foothills above the Avenues,is not repeated elsewhere above Salt Lake City.There is too much at stake.Please do not approve funding for Phase 2 until a comprehensive environmental plan is in place.Let's take the time to do this right!Thank you. 8/18/202121:17 Dan Schelling Daniel Schelling,Ph.D. Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 13 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Hello!I'm a resident of District 5,living a bit south of Liberty Park.I'm writing to let you know I support the current efforts to build more trails in the Foothills--and I do NOT want to see those efforts curtailed or suspended in any way.Here's the number one reason why.As Utah becomes more and more and more urbanized,which is inevitable and accelerating,the best outdoor recreation is concentrated as close to our cities as possible.We are not going to stem the flood of people who want to move here in order to hike and ride bikes.So,in order to keep that from being destructive to locations that remain relatively pristine,we must funnel as many people as possible to urban wilderness interfaces.Those areas already have tons of human traffic and human effects and have for decades.There's also the part where people make less carbon when they visit places closer to home.I'd much rather see thousands of people hiking and biking in the foothills than I would see that same number driving an hour to areas that remain something approximating real wilderness. The climate crisis is real and getting worse:Dense cities are the greenest places on Earth.We need,as much as possible,to keep people living,working,and recreating in dense urban environments.I'm sure these trails are not perfect.Everything is a work in progress and can be improved.As you move into Phase 2 and beyond,it would be awesome to improve that work to make it as environmentally benign as possible.But,suspending work feels to me like exactly the wrong thing to do.We lose momentum,perhaps we lose funding,and we end up with fewer trails--in the exact places we need more of it.Again,I return to the original argument about how the overall goal HAS to be to funnel more people to these areas.We are not going to slow down the number of folks who want to enjoy trails.Let's keep them as close to home as possible.Thanks!!!I appreciate 8/18/202121:18 Matt Pacenza your hard work.Best,Matt. Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 14 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear SLC City Council members,This morning my dog and I walked the"realigned"Bonneville Shoreline Trail segment from the 18th Avenue trailhead to Bonneville Blvd.,and then down to Memory Grove.It was a lovely little hike,and everyone we met was very nice,including the mountain bikers.But my blood boiled with rage, to realize that I was walking on an environmental crime scene.Ghastly vandalism of God's creation,done in my name,with my tax dollars.Trails gouged into steep,unconsolidated slopes,already eroding,and at least in many places all but guaranteed to slide.And we are no longer even allowed to walk on the original BST segment,because we're on foot.If you don't take real action to fix this situation,and teach us how it came to happen,then I will work to see that you lose your next elections,and the ones after those as well.I simply cannot grasp how responsible,well-educated adults,in the 21st century,could allow such a thing to happen. Were you asleep?Drugged?Bribed?I guess it doesn't matter.But you have certainly taught us that who we 8/18/2021 21:22 Jon Seger elect to run our city matters.Thanks for that important civics lesson,at least.yours sincerely,Jon Seger Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello,We are SO fortunate to have amazing trails right outside our backdoor in the beautiful foothills.Please do not stop the funding!The trails get crowded because we live in a big city of people who love the outdoors. 8/18/2021 21:24 Idle Atencio Improving and expanding the trail system is the right thing to do!Thanks,Idle Atencio Foothills Trail System Master Plan Please keep the funding going for the Foothill Master Plan.The environmental impact and all studies were well completed over the past years.The trails aren't perfect,and could be better,but it is already better up there than it was before this started.And I say this as someone who lives in the Avenues and recreates up in the foothills daily.Please don't let the nay-sayers stop what has been a fruitful process and will alleviate a number of bad interactions that have gotten worse in these hills the past years.The FMP is the best way to allow more users into these hills,and the company doing the work will get it right. 8/18/2021 21:28 Mitch Frankel ---Mitch Frankel Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hi council member,I am writing in support of the Foothills Master Plan.We need additional multi-use trails. The additional trails will allow hikers,bikers,walkers etc to enjoy more of the land that should be shared amongst many citizens and many hobbies.The Save of Foothills group is just a disguise for NIMBYISM.Their reasons for halting the project are poor at best.People live in Utah and move here to enjoy the great 8/18/2021 21:29 Aidan Leonard outdoors.Please keep the plan moving forward so we have more spaces to do just that.Thanks,Aidan Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 15 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Council Members and Mayor Mendenhall,I am writing in my full support of implementation of the Foothills Master Plan that has been in the makings for so many years.I have gone to several meetings in past years to help provide input and feedback to get these trails in place.They are so long overdue!As an Avenues resident for 25 years and avid biker,hiker,runner;I have longed and dreamed to get more trails in place.At one time,I was hoping that SLC would build new trails before my children became adults,but alas,that did not happen.As a mountain biker,the new trails are fun.They allow us to loop together different pieces of trails to make more rides.For the past 25 years,I have ridden basically 3 routes on our foothills:either Dry Creek to City Creek,City Creek to Dry Creek,or Ensign Peak out and back.Now we have more options to mix it up.I really appreciate how there are dedicated biking/hiking trails to avoid user conflicts.Although I am extremely courteous on trails,I have still had minor negative interactions with others on the trail.I believe the issues with"Save our Foothills"group were magnified in the Spring,when the new trails officially opened and the BST is one of a couple trail systems in the valley that are dry enough to use.This group just felt that"their" trails were being overrun by everyone in the Salt Lake Valley and that we had created a biking mecca.I did notice increased traffic in the Spring,but traffic is not an issue in the Foothills since the end of May.This will be an ongoing annual phenomenon,as trail users are anxious to get outside and use trails each Spring.We must adapt.The new trails were never about bikers vs hikers or dog owners vs non-dog owners and the"Save 8/18/2021 21:30 Jeannie Rollo our Foothills"group have really made me feel that they just want to further divide groups.*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 16 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic *Continued 2/2*I was hoping with the election of the new Federal administration,the divisiveness would cool.This group and their signage in our neighborhood make me feel that my neighbors are against me and my bicycle riding.They forget that we are all trying to enjoy our Foothills for likely similar reasons that are equally important to each of us.I never write letters like this to those in charge of making decisions,but I am so angry and disappointed that this loud group of individuals have successfully negatively impacted the plans that Salt Lake City has carefully put in place to implement over the past 5-7 years.They acted like these plans just popped out of nowhere.They felt blindsided,when in fact they should have been involved much earlier.I was recently enjoying some newly placed trails outside Bend,OR when I came upon signs that say"WE NEED TRAILS.TRAILS NEED US.LEARN.VOLUNTEER.MAKE AND IMPACT."This is the messaging we should be sending out.We so need our trails!Please do not let this extremely vocal,divisive,NIMBY group hold this long needed project up any longer.Please,please,please proceed with completion of Phase 1 SLC Foothills Project Jeannie Rollo and continue to support funding and completion of Phase 2.Sincerely,Jeannie Rollo Please continue to support the Foothills Trail Master Plan.Phase 1 and phase 2.I think it is a positive plan for 8/18/202121:31 Kris Saign our growing community.Thank you,Kris Saign SLC resident and voter. Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 17 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic I am a resident of the avenues and avid foothill trail user-hiker,dog walker,mountain biker,nature lover and environmentalist.I want to strongly encourage the council to vote to resume the responsible buildout of the foothill trails system as proposed in the current master plan.The well-financed and vocal Save Our Foothills lobby represents a small minority of NIMBY,head in the sand,If you don't build it,they won't come type thinkers.Something new is happening and they are uncomfortable.Why they failed to show up and share their ideas during the years-long public input process that went into the master plan eludes and annoys me. The city did an excellent,even excessive job giving citizens every opportunity to comment on the trails plan. How many times did these folks hike past the notices at the trailheads?Now we are supposed to go back to the drawing board to gather their 2 cents?I use the trails.I went to the meetings.I had my say.Apparently some of these folks feel that the city should have reached out to Save Our Canyons directly in some kind of a back room process.Now they just want to hold up progress with a do-over that they misguidedly think is going to restore the foothills situation back to 1980's,when there were very few trail users and mountain-bikes hadn't been invented yet.Let's not reward the lack of civic engagement on the part of this small minority to the detriment of the vast majority of our citizens.I trust the council realizes we are a different city today and that we are growing and evolving exponentially.Stalling and doing nothing is not an option.The only answer is to better develop and manage our open space.That means more trails for all types of users,trailheads with restrooms and water,transit access,signage,and ongoing maintenance.I agree that there were significant 8/18/2021 21:35 Matthew Peterson issues with the rollout of the new trails.*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan *Continued 2/2*The fencing and the trenching used to decommission some of the old hiking routes was excessive,unsightly and unnecessary.And re-routing hikers from their historic routes into oncoming downhill mountain bike traffic on new shared trails might have been avoided.I empathize with the folks that have experienced these developments as a thumb in their eyes.But further stalling and doing nothing is not going to make anything better for anyone.Let's address the issues and continue to move forward.In fact,let's even prioritize any hiking trails and other improvements that the Save Our Foothills folks can get behind.If there is sacred land up there,by all means let's move forward and figure out a way protect it.It's clear to me that they just want to delay any kind of change in our foothills,l.So please,let's not waste any more time and let's get Matthew Peterson back to work immediately building the long over-due trail system that our great city deserves.Matt Peterson 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 18 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear City Council Members,I am a resident of Salt Lake City and have lived in the Avenues for 15 years.I AM STRONGLY IN SUPPORT OF THE NEW FOOTHILLS TRAIL SYSTEM.My entire family uses the foothills trails multiple times a week for running,mountain biking,and walks with our dog and friends.My husband and I have wished for many years for MORE trails in the foothills,and we were beyond pleased when we heard of the new trails system plan that you all had passed--thank you!We have used the new trails quite a bit,and they are WONDERFUL.With so many people on the trails(a great problem to have),we are already benefiting from the user specific trails and better dispersion of traffic.Also,some of the old legacy trails are steep and prone to erosion,but the new ones are much better.PLEASE CONTINUE THIS PROJECT.It is a great thing for our city and for the physical and mental health of SLC residents.Because of covid,my husband and I(and many of our friends)no longer have gym memberships,so we are using the trails even more than before.Add to that the growing population and the growing research about the importance of getting outside and exercising,and it's clear why ALL the trails around the city are so busy.The foothills trail system is right out our door.If we want to use other trails,they all require a 30-45 minute car ride(1-1.5 hr round trip),which is not good for our already poor air quality.The foothills are already relatively impacted,so a dense but thoughtfully constructed trail network seems perfectly appropriate in this area.About Save Our Foothills--I ran into an old neighbor this summer at an Avenues neighborhood gathering,and she told me her concerns about the new 8/18/2021 21:36 Brooke f Scott trails and said she was helping start the Save Our Foothills group.*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan *Continued 2/2*I love and respect my neighbor.We have known each other for quite a while.We chatted for almost an hour about her concerns,and my takeaway was that she had a lot of misconceptions about the new trails and the overall goals of the trail system plan.She felt the changes to the trail system were only to benefit mountain bikers and was concerned that she and fellow hikers were going to have to dodge speeding bikers every time they went into the foothills(honestly that HAS been the case in recent years,but the new trails should help mitigate that problem).She had also just learned of the green/blue/black rating system for mountain bike trails and was adamant that any blue or black trails that might be built would surely be high erosion(she assumed they would be very steep).I honestly think when more trails are completed,she will be pleasantly surprised,but she just isn't able to see that yet.Change can be hard,but it is necessary in a growing city like ours.This is good and needed change.Thanks for your time.We sincerely appreciate all the hard work Brooke f Scott you do.Best regards,Brooke Scott 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 19 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Salt Lake City's Foothills are cherished for their natural beauty,recreational opportunities,and close proximity.In addition to offering immense physical and mental benefits to city residents,the Foothills are home to diverse flora and fauna and have been a vital resource for the area's inhabitants for centuries.As steward of these fragile lands,Salt Lake City has the responsibility to ensure they remain intact for tomorrow. It's essential that we take the time to evaluate,reassess,and revise the Foothills Trails Master Plan so that the chaotic and destructive implementation of Phase 1 isn't repeated.There is too much at stake.Please don't approve funding for Phase 2 until a comprehensive environmental plan is in place.You can be known as the council which saved our foothills or the one which destroyed them.Let's take the time to do this right!Thank 8/18/2021 21:38 Cheryl Cook you.Cheryl and Robert Cook Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello-I live in the Upper avenues and hike/walk/jog every day on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail system.I absolutely LOVE the additional trails.I feel so much safer out there now that there are more options to spread out and also to have some that are designated for hikers and some just Bikers.There are so many more people on the trails now then there were even 5 years ago and these new trails are necessary.I love seeing the emotional,social and physical benefits to all of these new users.I feel it is a wonderful way to use our tax 8/18/2021 21:40 Julie Livers dollars.Please complete phase 1 and fund phase 2!Julie Livers Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello,I live with my family in the upper avenues.I have been enjoying the shoreline trail for nearly 20 years now.I am a multi use person.I both ride my mountain bike as well as trail run on the shoreline.As does my wife and children.I have greatly enjoyed the new trails that have been put in.Both the hike only trails as well as the downhill only bike trail.While perhaps the implementation of this plan is not perfect I think it has increased the area of use and dispersed people nicely.Another important aspect is that I have been on all of these trails since the massive rain storm that we had three weeks ago.It appears to me that these trails withstood that rain storm very well.I am strongly in favor of keeping the plan going as initially scheduled. 8/18/2021 21:41 Greg Livers Sincerely,Greg Livers Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 20 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear Councilmember Dugan,It's come to my attention that the Council will be addressing the future of additional trails in the Foothills during two upcoming meetings:August 17 and August 24.I'm writing to voice my absolute support FOR more trails above 11th Avenue,Dry Creek,and the Red Butte/Zoo area.Growth is uncomfortable.My preference would have been for more managed and controlled growth 10+years ago.But that train has left the station.So now,the city is in a position of needing to adjust current infrastructure to support this exponential growth.Our Foothill trails must be a part of the infrastructure that needs to grow.It's primarily SLC residents and citizens who use these trails.These trails contribute to the mental health,physical fitness and overall well-being of thousands of people.Trails seem to be a much healthier and much less expensive system to build,versus additional hospitals,and mental health facilities.These multi-use trails are easily assessable to young and old for free.Our city's value only increases with this type of system.I urge you to support Phase 1 and Phase 2 funding for additional trails along the Foothill Corridor.Thank you.Sincerely, 8/18/2021 21:42 Rachel Sweet Rachel Sweet Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Mayor Mendenhall and SLC Council Members,I'm writing to comment on the Foothills Trails Master Plan, Phase 1 delay.Please continue with Phase 1 post haste and release funding for Phase 2.Members of"Save our Foothills"had their chance to provide input on"The Plan"during the exhaustive public comment periods.The fact that they have succeeded in delaying construction is disturbing.They are a small group preventing a larger group of folks from enjoying the foothills.The new trails are a wonderful addition to the Salt Lake Foothills and 8/18/2021 21:43 Rebecca Sabo a much needed resource for locals.Thank you,Rebecca Sabo Sugarhouse Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 21 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Hello Mayor Mendenhall and SLC Councilmembers,I've heard that you are meeting this and next week to discuss funding for the Foothills Trails Master Plan-completion of Phase 1 and beginning Phase 2.I've written to you before about some concerns I had with implementation,but many of those concerns have been addressed(e.g.,the new reroute at Bonneville Blvd's bike climbing and hiking trail)and I applaud your efforts with those.I also look forward to your progress on completing trailheads for our enthusiastic trail users.In particular,I think completing Phase 1 with a directional uphill hike and bike trail is absolutely imperative.The newly completed trails in the Foothills are fantastic,and I'd love to see phase 1 completed and phase 2 begun on schedule.Please do not let the"squeaky wheels"which have paused this project over the summer lead to its demise.From the four years of public input and environmental planning,it's clear that geology,ecology, and trail use needs have all been thoroughly considered-and we need to move this project forward.There is nothing"chaotic and destructive"about this plan.Salt Lake City has lagged behind Draper and other areas in developing new trails and promoting outdoor recreation.Draper has benefited substantially by investing in new trails and promoting healthy outdoor activities.New home developers specifically highlight the Draper trail systems in their marketing.I appreciate your consideration,and thank you for your service!Best,Josh 8/18/2021 21:44 Josh Rhea Rhea I Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello Salt Lake Council,I am writing as a SLC resident,who uses the foothill trails to bike,walk their dog, trailrun,and as an equestrian user as well.I wanted to voice my strong support for the foothill trail project, and the development of additional user specific trails to reduce user conflict.I love the foothill trail system (especially for easy lunch time access to exercise)and have been quite excited to see how this project develops.I know there have been loud voices in opposition,and wanted to balance that out so you hear from 8/18/2021 21:45 Jocelyn Cuthbert those of us who support the project as well.Thank you!Jocelyn Cuthbert Foothills Trail System Master Plan Please continue with the trails matter plan for the foothills.It is so important to our urban community that we 8/18/2021 21:45 Amy Kopischke have places to recreate for everyone.Thank you for all of your work.'Amy Kopischke Foothills Trail System Master Plan It's essential that we take the time to evaluate,reassess,and revise the Foothills Trails Master Plan so that the chaotic and destructive implementation of Phase 1 isn't repeated.There is too much at stake.Please don't approve funding for Phase 2 until a comprehensive environmental plan is in place.Let's take the time to do 8/18/2021 21:46 Mary lou Reitz this right!Thank you. Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 22 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic I wanted to submit a quick note in support of the ongoing foothills master plan and associated trail development.My husband and I love about three miles from the existing trails connecting the red butte to the zoo area.We have used the trail system weekly for years,and for years we have lamented the lack of additional development.When we visit areas like Park city,Draper,Boise ID,and even eagle mountain further south we comment to on how much the trail development has benefited those communities.SLC should be a part of that too.Trail systems benefit everyone.Period.I know some people wish this plan had been executed differently,but nothing is ever perfect and from what I've seen so far the progress we've made on more new trails is a step in the right direction.Keep moving forward with phases one,two,and even more.Alison Brown 8/18/2021 21:47 Alison Brown SLC resident of 9 years. Foothills Trail System Master Plan Please continue funding the Foothills trail expansion projects.They have been a great improvement,and are critical to preserving the experience of our citizens as the city grows and outdoor recreation increases in popularity.Your approach of having some trails designated for hiking or biking only is great for reducing user conflicts,though I don't think all trails need to be one or the other.Some trails can be shared as the expansion of the system disperses users.I have one suggestion—you should prioritize the mountain biking trails on Ensign Peak.That will draw bikers away from the central City Creek to Dry Creek area and reduce complaints from some hikers.I know some people have been complaining about the new trails.I think they are a vocal minority.I also think they're misdirected.I think they are largely upset with the increased number of mountain bikers up there,but fail to realize that that really started in 2019 and 2020,before the new trails were built. The new trails will reduce,not increase,the interactions that seem to bother this vocal minority.For what it's worth,I've lived in the Avenues for 15 years and have used the foothill trails that entire time for hiking, running,biking and dog walking(and even some skiing).We've needed an expansion for a long time.Please 8/18/2021 21:48 ASHLEY BANKHEAD don't stop now.-Rob Scott Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 23 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear Salt Lake City Council,I write in support of completing Phase 1 of the Foothills Master Plan,and funding and completing Phase 2 as well.The Foothills Master Plan is a great step forward in preserving access and reducing user conflicts in the foothills.Outdoor recreation has exploded in the past decade,and especially during the pandemic.It's essential that the city support measures to positively manage access and reduce user conflicts.With the input of the entire community,the Foothills Master Plan was developed to do that through prudent trail construction and improvements.Recently,self-interested groups intent on restricting others' access have been vocal in their opposition to these plans.These hiking-interest groups portray the Master Plan as somehow reducing their access,when in fact Phase 1 has created twice as many miles of hiking trails vs. biking trails(6 miles for hikers vs.3 for bikes).They erroneously portray the foothills master plan as a"bike development".The facts show this is simply not true.I urge you and the Mayor to support and fund the 8/18/2021 21:49 Alex Hamlin Foothills Master Plan.Sincerely,Alex Hamlin Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello,I am a slc resident,owning a home here next to the capital building for the past 6 years and I am writing in support of the completion of the foothills trails master plan.With slc ever growing population the city needs to invest in the building of more trails to accommodate the needs and wants of all recreational enthusiasts (mountain bikers,hikers,and equestrian).I ask that phase 1 continue to be completed and phase 2 be started 8/18/202121:51 Jamie Leatham as scheduled.Thanks,Jamie Leatham,OTS Foothills Trail System Master Plan agree 100%with the platform of SLCfoothills.And while we're addressing the foothills,let's also protect them from irresponsible dog owners.Salt Lake City's Foothills are cherished for their natural beauty,recreational opportunities,and close proximity.In addition to offering immense physical and mental benefits to city residents,the Foothills are home to diverse flora and fauna and have been a vital resource for the area's inhabitants for centuries.As steward of these fragile lands,Salt Lake City has the responsibility to ensure they remain intact for tomorrow.It's essential that we take the time to evaluate,reassess,and revise the Foothills Trails Master Plan so that the chaotic and destructive implementation of Phase 1 isn't repeated.There is too much at stake.Please don't approve funding for Phase 2 until a comprehensive environmental plan is in place. 8/18/2021 21:52 Kurt Gee Let's take the time to do this right!Thank you.Kurt Gee Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 24 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear Council Members,I have been disappointed in how the first phase of the Foothills Trails Master Plan was implemented.I have a variety of concerns,but at the top of my list are the poor craftsmanship of the trails, the very heavy-handed approach to re-direct long-standing use patterns to new inadequate trails(such as tearing out segments of pristine single-track trail and cutting trenches across'social trails'),and the inattention to visual resource impacts.It is important that a better process be used before Phase 2 is implemented, including meaningful oversight of the Parks Department which in my perspective lacks credibility given their multiple missteps in Phase 1.Please don't approve funding for Phase 2 until a comprehensive environmental plan is in place and specific mechanisms are in place to demonstrate that the Parks Department has learned how to do a better job.We are creating a legacy so please take the time to do it right.Respectfully,David 8/18/2021 21:53 David Brown Brown Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Mayor and City Council I would like to voice my support for the foothills trails project phase 1 and phase 2.I believe that these trails will be beneficial for all in the city,county and community.I have been biking the shoreline trail system for around two decades and was really looking forward to the additions.If you want to look at the good,trails can bring for a community see what Bentonville and noth west Arkansas has don.Or to a smaller effect look at draper and corner canyon.Please do not cancel a good project for the loud vocal 8/18/2021 21:54 Michael Diamond minority.-Michael Diamond Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 25 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Honorable Council Member-I am a resident of the avenues and avid foothill trail user-hiker,dog walker, mountain biker,nature lover and environmentalist.I want to strongly encourage the council to vote to resume the responsible buildout of the foothill trails system as proposed in the current master plan.The well-financed and vocal Save Our Foothills lobby represents a small minority of NIMBY,head in the sand,If you don't build it, they won't come type thinkers.Something new is happening and they are uncomfortable.Why they failed to show up and share their ideas during the years-long public input process that went into the master plan eludes and annoys me.The city did an excellent,even excessive job giving citizens every opportunity to comment on the trails plan.How many times did these folks hike past the notices at the trailheads?Now we are supposed to go back to the drawing board to gather their 2 cents?I use the trails.I went to the meetings.I had my say. Apparently some of these folks feel that the city should have reached out to Save Our Canyons directly in some kind of a back room process.Now they just want to hold up progress with a do-over that they misguidedly think is going to restore the foothills situation back to 1980's,when there were very few trail users and mountain-bikes hadn't been invented yet.Let's not reward the lack of civic engagement on the part of this small minority to the detriment of the vast majority of our citizens.I trust the council realizes we are a different city today and that we are growing and evolving exponentially.Stalling and doing nothing is not an 8/19/2021 10:49 Matthew Peterson option.The only answer is to better develop and manage our open space.*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 26 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic *Continued 2/2*That means more trails for all types of users,trailheads with restrooms and water,transit access,signage,and ongoing maintenance.I agree that there were significant issues with the rollout of the new trails.The fencing and the trenching used to decommission some of the old hiking routes was excessive, unsightly and unnecessary.And re-routing hikers from their historic routes into oncoming downhill mountain bike traffic on new shared trails might have been avoided.I empathize with the folks that have experienced these developments as a thumb in their eyes.But further stalling and doing nothing is not going to make anything better for anyone.Let's address the issues and continue to move forward.In fact,let's even prioritize any hiking trails and other improvements that the Save Our Foothills folks can get behind.If there is sacred land up there,by all means let's move forward and figure out a way protect it.It's clear to me that they just want to delay any kind of change in our foothills,I.So please,let's not waste any more time and let's get back Matthew Peterson to work immediately building the long over-due trail system that our great city deserves.Matt Peterson Mayor Mendenhall,I am writing in concern for our foothills.We all love the foothills surround Salt Lake City and we realize the need for a structured plan to find the balance between trail users,wildlife habitat preservation,and maintaining the natural beauty overlooking Salt Lake City.The Phase 1 plan has demonstrated countless instances of poor trail design and construction.Citizens have reached out to the City, PNUT board,and Parks Department with concerns throughout the entire process.As a civil engineer that studies rock and soil failure,I see numerous poor practices,especially in lower City Creek,that will continue to experience soil instability issues for years to come.The Morris Meadow ridgeline is a prime example.The Parks Department had the legacy ridgeline trail closed under false pretense so they could construct two unnecessary parallel trails to the ridge along the hillside,both through pristine meadows.To discourage users from using the stable ridge three 40'long tranches and barriers were constructed.Each of these has failed to discourage users as the ridgeline trail makes the most sense for natural travel.As observed in the image below,these barriers have been poorly constructed and now one of them has fallen down.I am asking the city to either repair the ridgeline trail to its former state or in the meantime fix the barrier.Additionally,I beg you to not move forward with the presented Phase 2 and Phase 3 plans before more damage like that observed in Phase 1 occurs.We need someone leading the trail design and construction that actually understands the soils,flow 8/19/2021 10:54 Eric Edelman of users,and values the preservation of the beauty of the foothills.*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 27 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic *Continued 2/2* Phase 2 and 3 call for massive unnecessary switchbacks to be placed on the backdrop peaks to the city.We already have legacy trails to each of these locations and I don't understand why we have allowed the Parks Department to drive the false narrative that these trails have erosion issues.This is a completely false narrative they have used.WE should be enhancing and improving the existing trails,not poorly scrapping the legacy trails so new poorly constructed trails may be placed 20 to 30 feet away on worse soils.Mayor,I would like to request an hour of your time to walk the trails to discuss the extreme flaws observed in Phase 1 and ways we may find success as a community to preserve the beauty of the foothills moving forward.At the moment I see several items I would ask you to take into consideration.1.Please freeze funding for this project 2.Form an independent board including all trail user groups that are not overshadowed by the control of the Parks Department leadership 3.Empower the PNUT board to work outside of the control of the Parks Department 4.Open a real line of communication for trial design and Eric Edelman construction that WILL implemented user recommendations in the trail plan Hello,My name is Lauren Swanson and I am a resident of Salt Lake City.I reviewed the Foothills Master Plan when it was available to the community a couple years ago and was SO excited for it.I think the plan is great.I love the consideration for hikers and bikers and think that the plan will help more people enjoy the foothills responsibly!I frequently use the trails that were put in as part of Phase 1,above the Upper Avenues Neighborhood and in Popperton.I have both hiked and biked on those trails multiple times.I love them and love spending time up there.I like that the clear trailheads and signage that was added helps keep everyone on the correct trails and allows the'unofficial'trails to regrow.I understand there were some concerns from the public about how the trails were constructed,but I still think that the trails are a large plus for the community despite those concerns.I am so excited for the Foothills Master Plan to be completed and to see so many more people enjoying the trails:)I fully support the continuation of the Foothills Master Plan!Thank 8/19/202114:34 Lauren Swanson you for all of your time and effort in implementing this plan to better our community,Lauren Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 28 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Hi Mayor Mendenhall and City Council,I'm emailing to voice support for the foothills master plan project that was started last year.Recently this plan has been put on pause which is very disheartening,as an avid trail user(mountain biker/dog owner),this plan is very exciting as I think it provides more access to the outdoors in a safe way for residents of the city.As our population grows and more and more people get active,it's important to have an increase in trail options,and specifically directional trails that make it much safer when hiking and biking with dogs.I know there has been pushback on this plan,but I see it as a necessity for our 8/19/2021 14:36 Spencer Reynolds growing city to be able to safely and responsibly recreate near our homes.Thank you!Spencer Reynolds Foothills Trail System Master Plan I am a SLC resident and I support the city's master plan for the trails!I both hike and mountain bike the trails.I have often traveled to Millcreek,Park City or Draper to use the trail systems there and have hoped that SLC would put resources into developing more ways for residents to use the open space surrounding SLC.I was very excited to see the master plan and the trails envisioned in the foothills.These new trails are exactly what SLC needs!The high number of users on the Avenue trails indicates that there is a lot of demand for local trails.I see this as an indicator that more trails are needed,not a reason to pause the effort.There should be mountain bike specific trails and hiking specific trails to keep both users safe and allow people to enjoy the trails in different ways.Please use the open space to serve the needs of all the Salt Lake residents,not just those who live near them.The trails are important to everyone in SLC,yes,it does impact those who live near the foothills,users of the trails should be respectful and perhaps more parking should be provided at the trailheads.The proposed trail system is vital to the residents in SLC.The trail system gets more people outside which is good for overall health and well being.It makes the foothills accessible for those who can't afford to live near the foothills,it makes the surrounding mountains an amazing amenity for those who live and travel 8/20/2021 12:18 Ned Skanchy to SLC.Please,Please,Please support the master plan for trails.Don't Pause the effort.--Ned Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 29 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Mayor Mendenhall,I am writing to you today as a constituent but more importantly,as a mom of two kids under the age of 12.I don't need to tell you how trying the past year and a half has been.Our family has actually been really fortunate-we have flexible and steady jobs,we have family support,we have stayed healthy and relatively happy.We count our blessings that this is the case.That said,with the surge of COVID cases,the highly infectious Delta variant,and the slow(undetermined)availability of vaccines for those under age 12,we are scared.More so than we were last March,April,May,etc,etc....we are scared to send our kids back to school in three weeks.We've tried so hard to keep them safe.We've asked them to make so many sacrifices.And they are troopers!Sure,they complain about masks sometimes but they diligently wear them. And given the circumstances,they will happily don them again,if it means a return to SAFE in-person learning. I think it's important to let you know that there are parents/families who DO support a mask mandate.The well-organized and vocal anti-mask crowd makes it seem that they are the majority.But they're not.There are many of us who understand and respect the science and data and wish that school districts and/or schools had the option of mandating masks to protect students,staff,and faculty.We may not be organized or loud,but we are out here and we are hoping that you,and the City Council will support a mask mandate in schools and do everything in your power to make it happen.We're already seeing from other states the horrible repercussions of not allowing mask mandates in schools and children are being hospitalized at an alarming rate with the Delta variant.We can prevent that here!We can be proactive and save young lives!I urge you, from the bottom of my scared,motherly heart,to support a mask mandate for elementary schools until the vaccine is readily available for those under 12.Please,please support masks in schools.Sincerely,Brianne 8/20/202112:21 Brianne Emery Emery Mask mandate 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 30 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Amy,I am writing because I am very concerned about the possibility of masks being mandated in schools again this coming fall.I'm sure you are hearing from many parents and others on the"other side"who are in favor of a mask mandate,but I implore you to make this decision based on logic and facts and not out of FEAR. Last year,we were in a very different situation to this year.At that time,many argued that,although kids have a statistically almost 0 percent chance of dying from Covid(and,in Utah,the numbers are even better considering we've had 2 pediatric deaths TOTAL since the start of Covid),they could potentially bring home the virus to those in their family who are immunocompromised or otherwise at risk for developing serious Covid complications or death.Or,the argument was that teachers and other school personnel were also not protected and that children could transmit the virus to them,thereby potentially harming or killing this group of people.Now,ALL of those that are in these categories have the chance to be protected through vaccination. So,why are we still proposing requiring children to bear this burden of"protecting"other groups of people when they themselves have such a miniscule risk of dying or developing serious complications?Is it right to ask children to bear this burden for others?Another argument that is being circulated is that not ALL children will survive Covid or survive Covid without possible long-term issues.This is true,but again,look at statistics.This group is in the severe minority and we don't base public policy on the severe minority of people,but on the majority.Earlier on in the pandemic,there was a shortage of N-95 masks and so we all"made do"with the cloth versions.However,that is no longer the case.Any parent who is concerned for their immunocompromised child has the option of sending their child to school in an N-95 mask,which actually DOES protect the mask wearer regardless of what others around them are doing(masked or unmasked).I know that many argue that"you wear a mask for others,not for you."This may be true with cloth masks,but 8/20/2021 12:23 Christina Kemeny it is simply NOT true with an N-95 mask.*Continued 1/2* Mask mandate 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 31 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic *Continued 2/2*The"others"(the incredibly small percentage of children who are immunocompromised or more likely to develop Covid complications)can wear N-95 masks.Why are we proposing instituting a rule for the majority to protect the very small minority when they can now protect themselves through the use of N- 95 masks?Again,things this year are vastly different than they were last year and we should be making decisions based on this different reality and NOT based on the fear of"cases spiralling out of control."Cases are NOT deaths,and viruses historically mutate to become more contagious but NOT more deadly.There is no reason to believe(and no actual data to confirm)that the Delta variant is"more dangerous."By every measure,it is LESS dangerous,but MORE contagious.Our children have already spent a year sacrificing many things in order to"protect others."At this point,those others(who are in the minority)can protect themselves (through vaccination,N-95 masks,or doing virtual school)and the rest of us can move on with living life the natural way(as all other mammals do!)--breathing fresh air and seeing each others'beautiful smiles.I am strongly encouraging you to vote against instituting any type of mask mandate for children in schools this fall. "Follow the science"as people like to say.Look at the numbers and use logic when making this decision,not fear!We don't want to,but we will withdraw our 3 children from public education if they are forced to wear masks again this year.I know many other parents in the"silent majority"who will do the same.We tolerated this for a year,but WE ARE DONE and we are not alone.Thanks for taking the time to read this,Christina Christina Kemeny Kemeny Mayor Mendenhall,Thank you for being the one person brave enough to take a stand for our children.I have three children in elementary school in SLC District and have spent many sleepless nights worrying about what lay ahead without a mask mandate.While we cannot control this pandemic,we can do everything in our 8/20/202112:31 Julia Lyon power to protect our kids.Today you truly acted like a leader.Julia Lyon Mask mandate 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 32 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear Mr.Wharton,My name is Sun Young Lee.I am a resident in Salt Lake City,Zip code 84108.I am reaching out to Salt Lake City council members to ask for support to issue a school mask mandate in the Salt Lake City School District.I have already sent emails to Salt Lake City School District Board Members.When Salt Lake City County Council members overturned Dr.Dunn's Mask Mandate K-6 order,I needed to make a big decision whether I need to keep my kids in person school or switch to online.I had a thought about putting them in online school.That irresponsible decision takes children's right to be educated and meet their friends and take away opportunities to learn from school.I think it is a discrimination of being educated.I still firmly stand to advocate for my kids and protect all children to prevent them from getting COVID-19 and spreading viruses.I read the news below from KSL website on 8/17/2021.I felt that I found HOPE!Here is a leader who cares about children and believes in science and follows medical experts.I strongly support her.Sincerely,I would like to ask you to support Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall's plan."Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall on Tuesday said she's prepared to issue a school mask mandate in Salt Lake City School District""'I've asked the school board to make an official recommendation on a requirement for masks in schools."She has explained very well and like to quote KSL"her biggest concern right now is the health of our unvaccinated school kids who are about to start classes in Salt Lake School District""It makes them especially vulnerable to contracting the virus and the more contagious delta variant and spreading it to other people and their families and the 8/20/2021 12:47 Sun Young Lee community at large."My profession is a nurse.*Continued 1/2* Mask mandate *Continued 2/2* If my kids get sick or need quarantine or either my husband or I get sick,I cannot help other people in the community.My nurse friend told me that more than 40 U of U ICU nurses left over last year. They burned out.It is too much to ask health care professionals to maintain.It is very traumatic to see death. We are not done with this virus yet.It is preventable by getting vaccinated and wearing a mask.Age under 12 kids are not eligible to get vaccinated.According to 8/17/2021 NBC News,Children Hospitalization with COVID rose 300 percent in a month.Texas Governor Greg Abbott tests POSITIVE.It is a breakthrough case.Utah should not follow Texas and Florida.As Pediatric Dr.Pavia,Andrew said that Primary Children Hospital is already full last week on news.We should do everything that we can do not to put kids at risk and help them have in person learning with as little as interruption throughout the school year.I sincerely ask you to Vote to Sun Young Lee issue Mask Mandate in door school setting in the Salt Lake City School District.Thank you so much,Sincerely, 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 33 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened (EXTERNAL)CIP Funding Request Hi Chris,Here is a letter I'm sending off to all the City Council members today:Dear(City Council Member)In anticipation of your imminent funding decision for the Community Improvement Program,I wanted to focus on urgent Capitol Hill transportation issues.I assume you are perpetually besieged by constituents seeking money for a myriad of projects.Indeed,I was both amused AND dismayed by some of the requests I heard last Tuesday while following the CIP hearing.My wife and I lived on Eastcapitol Boulevard(ECB)from early 2017 until last April.Despite leaving the Hill a few months ago,my devotion to that locale remains firmly intact due to the friends we made...and to the traffic issues that plague ECB and vicinity and,no doubt,your own District,too.We have observed with increasing interest—and not a little jealously—the traffic calming installations elsewhere—the roundabout at 900 S and 1100 E,the roundabout on Parley's Canyon Boulevard,the planted median on 1200 East between 500 and 800 South,the raised crosswalks on 2700 South...to name just a few.I took Council Member Wharton on a tour of the Hill in late 2018.Between myself and the neighbors,we have pummeled Chris with cries for help for several years now.I think he would agree!One neighbor,who shall remain nameless,went so far as to post signs this summer naming ECB as the Wharton/Mendenhall Speedway.I have toured all of Capitol Hill with Reid Ewing, the nationally-prominent traffic-calming guru at the UofU.I reached out to Tim Harpst,the former long-time SLC Transportation Director.I have met personally with Jon Larsen,the current Transportation Director.I can tell the difference among speed bumps,speed lumps,speed humps and raised crosswalks.I can identify a Subaru WRX from its exhaust long before I see it.I rode my bicycle to near exhaustion several times during the 8/23/2021 10:16 Ken Krause summer of 2020 with Brian Hutchinson,the CHNC's persistent*Continued 1/2* CIP FY2021 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 34 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened *Continued 2/2*Transportation Committee Chair,as we toured all of Marmalade,the 300 West and 400 West corridors and risked our lives steering clear of truckers hauling mega-tons of rock from Staker Parson.I joined Brian on countless Zoom meetings this year and last as we hammered out traffic-calming options for virtually every corner of Capitol Hill.I'm quite sure we drove Transportation Engineer Kyle Cook crazy,though he'd probably deny it.On my own and with remarkable support from neighbors,we took matters into our own hands over the July holidays this year and last to shut down the most egregious assaults on ECB and vicinity with full cooperation of the SLCPD and SLCFD.Our fire-prevention vigils worked.If you've conferred with Chris Wharton,you're probably up-to-speed(speed being a very bad word here!)on the Capitol Hill issues. Nonetheless,I feel compelled to"drive"home the point one last time before you vote.Eastcapitol Boulevard is probably the longest,widest,smoothest,most inviting and most scenic attractive nuisance street in all of Salt Lake City.Ensign Peak is the City's most attractive nuisance off ECB.ECB has been overrun with loud lawlessness virtually every spring,summer and fall evening for the last several years.It looks like this:Ungodly speeds by speed demons with tiny brains,huge motors,and demonized exhaust systems.Tuner cars and trucks.Motorcycles—the louder the better.ATVs and OHVs.Tour busses,for goodness sakes.Accidents on private property.Not to mention trash,trespassing,lewdness and the aforementioned arson.And—it goes without saying—virtually no police presence.About the only thing we haven't seen on ECB are planes taking off and landing.What you will find in abundance on and off ECB,however,is a growing cadre of angry homeowners who are desperate to regain the peaceful,healthy and safe enjoyment of their homes and property.Tune in to KSL-TV this evening at 10pm for a story that reinforces all of our concerns.A Ken Krause huge—HUGE!—thanks for voting to fund the CIP.Sincerely,Ken Kraus Good afternoon,I hear a vote is coming up on whether to continue funding for the foothill trail development. Please vote to continue the funding and development!I am a Liberty Wells homeowner and avid user of these trails over the past 10+years.I hike my dog,bike and run these trails,and love the beauty,accessibility and fun they provide to all users.Most importantly,the new bike trails provide more safety for all users with the bike specific trails taking riders away from the main hiking trails.The popularity of these trails will continue to grow-the best way to ease congestion and provide a safe experience for all is to continue on the current plan 8/23/2021 11:15 Campbell Scott and make user specific sections.Thank you!!Campbell Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 35 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear SLC City Council and Mayor Mendenhall,Please continue to move forward with the SLC Foothills Master Plan.Smart recreation is absolutely possible and can include all types of users.I am a mountain biker and trail runner and I would welcome the opportunity to be able to enjoy trails closer to my home in Sugarhouse.Right now I regularly drive to Park City in order to enjoy their trail system on any day of the week.I would welcome the opportunity to recreate closer to my home--not only does it mean that I can get out more often,with the number of air action days,i would greatly prefer to not have to drive nearly so far.Smart development is possible.This can be done responsibly.Please don't stop fully stop progress!There is a way that we can 8/23/2021 11:16 Blair Blackwell continue to move forward in a collaborative way.Thank you for your time and service,Blair Blackwell Foothills Trail System Master Plan To Whom This May Concern,With the approaching Salt Lake City Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss funding for the Capital Improvement Project,I would like to express my support for the completion of Phase 1 and funding for Phase 2 of the Foothills Master Plan.With the growing popularity of outdoor recreation in the Salt Lake Valley,it's crucial that the trail systems continue to expand to accommodate increasing pressure.The Foothill trail system no longer has the capacity to support the current number of trail users.Dispersing users across a larger trail network makes trails safer for hikers and bikers while also maintaining the serenity of our open spaces.Implementing the Foothill Master Plan will greatly benefit all those who enjoy the unique access 8/23/2021 11:17 Austin Bourret we have to the outdoors here in Salt Lake City.Thank you for your consideration,Austin Bourret Foothills Trail System Master Plan To Whom This May Concern,With the approaching Salt Lake City Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss funding for the Capital Improvement Project,I would like to express my support for the completion of Phase 1 and funding for Phase 2 of the Foothills Master Plan.With the growing popularity of outdoor recreation in the Salt Lake Valley,it's crucial that the trail systems continue to expand to accommodate increasing pressure.The Foothill trail system no longer has the capacity to support the current number of trail users.Dispersing users across a larger trail network makes trails safer for hikers and bikers while also maintaining the serenity of our open spaces.Implementing the Foothill Master Plan will greatly benefit all those who enjoy the unique access 8/23/2021 11:18 Austin Bourret we have to the outdoors here in Salt Lake City.Thank you for your consideration,Austin Bourret Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 36 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic With the approaching Salt Lake City Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss funding for the Capital Improvement Project,I would like to express my support for the completion of Phase 1 and funding for Phase 2 of the Foothills Master Plan.With the growing popularity of outdoor recreation in the Salt Lake Valley,it's crucial that the trail systems continue to expand to accommodate increasing pressure.The Foothill trail system no longer has the capacity to support the current number of trail users.Dispersing users across a larger trail network makes trails safer for hikers and bikers while also maintaining the serenity of our open spaces.Many people travel to Salt Lake City and the immediate surrounding area specifically for the recreation,with skiing as a great example.Salt Lake County as a whole has an incredible amount of terrain that could be developed into a world class destination for bikers,hikers,runners,and dog walkers.Not only for people on a quick vacation,but people who want to pursue a digital nomad lifestyle or move here.There is more space in Salt Lake County than there is in Summit County for tax payers to live and recreate.Implementing the Foothill Master Plan will greatly benefit all those who enjoy the unique access we have to the outdoors here in Salt Lake City,and as a resident of Salt Lake County who recreates in Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas,I would prefer to not drive up 1-80 to escape trail traffic.Thank you for your consideration,Ben White--Ben 8/23/2021 11:19 Ben White White Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Mayor Mendenhall and City Council,With the approaching Salt Lake City Council meeting on Tuesday to discuss funding for the Capital Improvement Project,1 would like to express my support for the completion of Phase 1 and funding for Phase 2 of the Foothills Master Plan.With the growing popularity of outdoor recreation in the Salt Lake Valley,it's crucial that the trail systems continue to expand to accommodate increasing pressure.The Foothill trail system no longer has the capacity to support the current number of trail users.Dispersing users across a larger trail network makes trails safer for hikers and bikers while also maintaining the serenity of our open spaces.Implementing the Foothill Master Plan will greatly benefit all those who enjoy the unique access we have to the outdoors here in Salt Lake City.Thank you for your 8/23/2021 11:22 Kayla Smartz consideration,Kayla Smartt*See Corresponding Attachment* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 37 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Council Members,I'm writing in the hopes you all watched and understood what the medical experts at the University of Utah Health were saying today with KUTV 2News today.In short,we NEED policies that mandate masks in schools!They have been proven time and time again to keep individuals safe.There was also discussion that no,masks do NOT cause mental health issues.You can not use that as an excuse.Please listen 8/23/2021 11:24 Candi Hess to the medical experts and reconvene to implement the mask mandate that Dr.Dunn requested.C Hess Mask mandate Dear Council Members,I would like to thank you for the progress made with phase one of the Foothills Master Plan.It has made the trails from the zoo to Wild Rose Safer and more enjoyable.The current user experience can feel crowed on foot or bicycle at times and the master plan addressed this issue well.There are complaints by some to be sure but change and progress are difficult and sometimes the end results are readily apparent.I believe this to be the case for our foothills trails.Please continue with Phase 2 of the Master Plan,it will be a wonderful compliment to a city that loves its outdoors.Thank you for your time and consideration,please 8/23/2021 11:25 B C Burgfechtel carryon with the Foothills Trails Master Plan,Brian Burgfechtel Foothills Trail System Master Plan Mayor Mendenhall,Thank you for taking the politically courageous act of issuing a mask mandate order covering kids in the Salt Lake City School District.I appreciate how difficult it is and as a Salt Lake City taxpayer, I completely support your use of city tax dollars and or American Rescue Plan funds for this purpose.The first duty of every civilization is to protect the well-being of its children.Any civilized society must act,both from ethics and religion,on the principle that a single avoidable child death is unacceptable.A society that intentionally sends its children to school with inadequate basic protective measures to attend in effect an avoidable death lottery in the name of economic practicality is morally abhorrent.Even if your school mask order is overturned,thank you by your order for making this obvious point.Sincerely,Kurt A.Fisher Resident, 8/23/2021 11:27 Kurt Allen Fisher District 4 P.S.-Masks with layered protections work. Mask mandate 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 38 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Council Members,Salt Lake City's Foothills are cherished for their natural beauty,recreational opportunities,and close proximity.In addition to offering immense physical and mental benefits to city residents,the Foothills are home to diverse flora and fauna and have been a vital resource for the area's inhabitants for centuries.As steward of these fragile lands,Salt Lake City has the responsibility to ensure they remain intact for tomorrow.It's essential that we take the time to evaluate,reassess,and revise the Foothills Trails Master Plan so that the chaotic and destructive implementation of Phase 1 isn't repeated.There is too much at stake.Please don't approve funding for Phase 2 until a comprehensive environmental plan is in place. 8/23/2021 11:32 Alex Schmidt Let's take the time to do this right!Thank you.Sincerely,Alex Schmidt Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Mayor Mendenhall and City Council,Our family loves the new trails!We bike and hike them several times a week.The trails are a significant improvement over the old jeep trails,and the hiking-only and biking-only options are outstanding and necessary given the increased use.What we find unfortunate is that several people we have talked to who object to the new trails have told us that they do not want more people on the trails near their Avenues neighborhoods.This is wrong on many levels and incompatible with a growing population that wants and needs access to public lands.Our growing population and increased interest in outdoor recreation necessitates even more trail access and more trailheads.Almost every week we meet someone who is just discovering the trails and is excited to learn that such access is so close to downtown.The other objection we hear-that the new trails will cause erosion-seems to be without much basis.Although there has been a small amount of erosion on the new trails from the recent rainstorms,there is much more and very significant erosion on the old existing trails from the recent rain.The new trails are quickly revegetating which will minimize the problem.We believe the city should create more trails and trailheads,so there is not a convergence on just a few access points.There should also a reexamination of the gated communities-why are these ever allowed in the foothills,and are they impeding public access to the trails? 8/23/2021 11:33 Jennifer Whitlock Thank you for your time and attention to this important issue!Jennifer Whitlock Northcliffe Drive,Avenues Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 39 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Mayor Mendenhall and Salt Lake City Council members,As a family of four(biologist,medical professional, high school and middle school students),we would like to express our support and gratitude for the mask mandate order issued by Mayor Mendenhall last week.Thank you for taking legal action to protect our school communities,our families,and children under 12 years of age,and following recommended guidelines from our health care experts and the CDC.We have all been witnessing how giving individuals the option to wear a mask is not effective:people are either refusing or delaying vaccination,many are not following social- distancing measure,some are putting their own comfort as a priority,and others are denying the problems and the solutions because of misinformation,or choosing data that corresponds to their own socio-political agenda.We find contradictory how people can be proud of their country,claim their freedoms and their rights,but when it comes to their responsibilities and duties as citizens,those are ignored simply because it is inconvenient or uncomfortable.Asa family,we think it is a moral imperative to protect the community and the most vulnerable,and from an ethical perspective no individual rights should supersede the rights of the community to be protected.Wearing a mask has been a very effective way to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus(in schools most importantly).Now that the DELTA variant is responsible for another wave of infections and is affecting younger people,it is primordial to take the appropriate safety measure and impose the facial mask in schools.This will give more time to finalize the COVID-19 vaccines studies and FDA approvals to eventually expand the vaccination eligibility to children under 12 later in the fall.Even if wearing a mask is a temporary and partial solution,it will also allow everyone to continue working,learning,and living in a safe environment,and diminish as much as possible the burden on our medical care system and medical providers. Thank you again for taking action and putting community safety above individual preferences.Dalpe-Charron- 8/23/2021 11:34 Alex Dalpe-Charron Lawlor Family Mask mandate 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 40 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear Salt Lake City Council Members,I encourage you to continue moving forward with Phase 2 of the Foothills Trails Master Plan.The planning and comment periods for these projects have taken years to develop and negotiate,let us not stop the moment now.Phase 1 has been a great success with specific trails for both hikers,dog walkers,trail runners and mountain bikers with the designed and implementation greatly relieving trail congestion and multiuser conflicts.These new and existing trails have been an invaluable asset during these challenging times of COVID and social distancing,contributing to the mental health and welfare of many. For years we have watched many other local communities like Draper,Eagle Mountain and Heber leapfrog us with multiuse trails that greatly added value to their communities and have been immensely popular.Let Salt Lake lead the way and continue the development of a well-designed and thought-out multiuse foothills trail 8/23/2021 11:35 Tom Martins system that will be cherished for generations to come.Thanks for your attention.Sincerely,Tom Martins Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Mayor Mendenhall,Together with many other parents,I have been fretting for weeks now about sending my kids back to school without a mask mandate.On Friday we were having an outdoor 4th grade get-together when we got the news that the mask order you had issued earlier in the day would be enforced by the Salt Lake City school district.Huge relief!It shouldn't take bravery to issue an order that helps protect the health of children and the community they live in,and also helps keep kids in school after a year and a half of learning losses.But it does,and I am deeply grateful for your courage.As a parent,physician and scientist-thank you. 8/23/2021 13:47 Aylin Rodan MD,PhD Best regards,Aylin Rodan,MD,PhD Parent of Whittier 4th and 6th graders and West 9th grader Mask mandate This message is from Phillip Lovins,an Avenues constituent,calling to express his support for Phase II of the Foothills Trails Masterplan.Mr.Lovins states he has been waiting 20+years for additional trials above the 8/23/2021 13:56 Phillip Lovins Avenues and supports the City implementing Phase II of construction. Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 41 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Chris Wharton,We would like to express our adamant opposition to consideration of including funding for Phase 2 of the Foothills Trails Master Plan in the funding of Capital Improvement Projects at this time.The implementation of Phase 1 of the Foothills Trails Master Plan demonstrates the inadequacy of the Master Plan.Over many objections,the Master Plan was developed and adopted with a faulty methodology supported by data and surveys that were designed to support a predetermined agenda.It is unclear whether the surveys used to create the Master Plan separated the responses of city residents from those of the surrounding areas.The implementation of Phase 1 ran slipshod over objections by,and unkept promises to, many stakeholders.This necessitated a pause in the implementation of the Master Plan that is an admission by the city that while the residents are being asked to'reimage natural lands,'the city should be'reimaging' the Foothills Trail Master Plan.If the Master Plan is in question it is irresponsible to be discussing any further funding of the Master Plan at this time.Among the many deficiencies in the Master Plan are:-There was inadequate study of natural resources impacted by the Plan.The negative impacts to the protected watershed areas at Spring Gulch(with its wonderful waterfall)and the fragile ecology of Dry Creek are just two of the areas given insufficient attention in the Master Plan.Salt Lake City residents deserve better stewardship from their elected officials.-There was a prioritization of biking and hiking use of the limited foothills resource.Our dramatic hillsides are now forever scarred by trails gouged into them to the detriment of city residents who choose not to see our foothills used in that fashion.Parks like the 11th Avenue Park and Popperton Park are being made unusable as parks as the parking lots for each is overrun by hikers and bikers,many of whom are not city residents but nonetheless were irresponsibly encouraged to come and congregate during an unprecedented pandemic.-The infrastructure for supporting the hoards of users being invited to come to the area by the foothills trails is treated as an afterthought.As already mentioned,the parking is totally 8/23/2021 16:10 Susan Dawson inadequate*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 42 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened *Continued 2/2*The traffic control needs to be rethought in light of the increased use by motor vehicles, bikers and hikers.Narrow roads like Popperton Park Way cannot handle the vehicular traffic when congested with bikers blocking the road as they unload,regroup and then head off often riding 4 or 5 abreast.As was painfully evident during the Connecticut Fire last year,Popperton Park Way is the ONLY access for residents of the Federal Pointe subdivision and now those residents must contend with groups of people seeking recreation who feel entitled to block the road on invitation of the city.-The opportunities for the handicapped are extremely limited."The Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in several areas,including employment,transportation,public accommodations,communications and access to state and local government programs and services."The city has chosen to violate federal law by removing handicapped parking spaces at places like the 11th Avenue Park and Popperton Park.It is a sad commentary to note that a bicycle tire pump was installed at Popperton Park to meet the needs of those bikers who recreate without being properly prepared,but the city has made the conscious decision to exclude the handicapped from not only the foothills trails but also from the adjacent city parks.-There is inadequate planning for sanitation facilities for the trail.This should have been a primary concern as it was a problem before the first backhoe started further carving up the foothills.-There is inadequate planning to provide policing for the trails and the adjacent roadways in the Master Plan.The concept that the trail users would police themselves is a fantasy.Any responsible individual would immediately dismiss this fallacy,filed under the heading'Foxes and Henhouses.'Please revisit the Foothills Trails Master Plan to address these concerns and the ideas expressed by others,some obviously dismissed during the development of the Master Plan, before considering funding of further actions on our valuable,but limited,foothills resource.Thank you for Susan Dawson your consideration,John and Susan Dawson 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 43 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Subject:(EXTERNAL)Our kids need the trail system Mr.Dugan,About ten years ago,when a back injury meant I had to give up playing basketball at the local LDS wardhouse,biking on the Shoreline trails saved me mentally and physically.Soon after,I convinced my 7th grade daughter to join a bike team and it completely changed our lives.From April through October,I spend between 10 and 20 hours a week volunteering as the head coach for the East High Mountain Bike team,working,along with 20+other volunteer parents,with 70 kids between the ages of 12 and 18 who are Salt Lake City residents(70 percent of them live in your district).Our team does not have tryouts.Our team is not about being super fast.We have kids that are overweight,or on the Autism spectrum,or,as was the case this season,who barely know how to ride a bike.Especially in the Spring and Fall,we spend a lot of time on the city's trail system.We don't do crazy fast downhills or big jumps. As a safety precaution,we don't take our kids on Bobsled trail.In any year,what we do with the kids on the trail is extremely important,providing them opportunities to grow physically and emotionally,learn respect for other users and a love and respect for the land we call home.You can imagine how important this became last year,when our kids were learning remotely.We work very hard to teach our kids trail etiquette and they are very observant about it,but with limited trails it can be difficult.Our kids were overjoyed to ride the new Popperton trails and the 19th ave trail this season.It totally changed the nature of our practices.At a city council meeting regarding the trail system more than a year ago,I told the council if you would approve the plan,our team would come help build the trails.And we have.This year our team has volunteered 50+hours working on the trail system,and our team is donating equipment to be used on the trails.We plan on continuing our trail work this fall if we are allowed to.I have looked at the complaints that have been made by 8/24/2021 7:30 Shawn Rossiter Save our Foothills and others who want the trail system stopped and"reexamined."*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 44 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic *Continued 2/2*A couple of the complaints may have some merit(the new uphill trail east out of City Creek has some troubles)but I think they can be looked at and dealt with individually without a complete overhaul and review(which seems to me more to be a ploy to stop things completely).In the summer time,when temperatures are hot,we spend some of our time on Park City trails.At some of those systems,our kids and coaches have been yelled at for using trails that they"did not pay for."Threats have been made to close the trails to non-residents.Similar things happen at Corner Canyon.Providing a trail system in Salt Lake City for all Salt Lake City residents is well overdue.My oldest daughter,who joined the team in 7th grade,just moved into the honors program at the U.She received a national award and a scholarship through our biking program. She's saving money so she can repair one of the bikes we have at home and take it to the dorms,and she is helping our team as a volunteer coach.She has arranged her class schedule so she can bike on Shoreline Monday,Wednesday and Friday mornings.She needs these trails.As do my other children,my Sophomore daughter and my 7th grade son,both of whom are on the team.As do the other 68 kids we ride with.I have seen their lives transformed.The current system cannot handle the current number of users.These kids desperately need the expanded trail system and they need it now.Thank you very much for your Shawn Rossiter consideration,Shawn Rossiter Dear Salt Lake City Council Members,As a resident of SLC,I frequently use the foothill trails for running,hiking, mountain biking and walking my dog.The access to and ability to enjoy these nearby trails for all of the aforementioned activities constitute my favorite benefit of living where I do.More and better maintained trails would provide an even greater opportunity for SLC residents and visitors to*experience*life among these amazing mountains,beyond the mere scenic postcard value.I encourage you to support funding the planning,development and maintenance of more high-quality,multi-use mountain trails in Salt Lake City. 8/24/2021 9:14 Brad Wiiliams Sincerely,Brad Williams Foothills Trail System 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 45 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Hello,I hope this message finds you both well.I am a huge trails advocate and am well aware of the controversy about the foothill trails.This an incredibly unfortunate situation as these trails are intended to improve the situation in that area,not cause harm.What will cause harm is if we do NOT have a trails plan,if we do NOT create and maintain trails in a sustainable way,and if we do NOT create multi-user trail systems so that ALL of our trail users can enjoy the outdoors,whether trail runners,hikers,dog-walkers,mountain bikers or horseback riders.There seems to be a perception that creating these trails will destroy the environment and that they are only for mountain bikers.These trails are being created to accommodate a bigger user group,to create a more pleasant experience for runners and hikers,so as not to worry about mountain bikers disrupting their peace.The fact is that trails will happen,whether we plan them or not.Better to have a plan and have professionals carry out the work than for the public to create their own trails that have no design, maintenance or control.I lived in the Avenues and completely support the development of these trails. Though the voice of the few seem to have taken over the radio waves,I have talked to many in the Avenues who fully support this trails initiative.Please consider this a"yay"vote to continue work on Phase 2 of these 8/24/2021 9:15 Sarah Wolfe foothills trails.Thanks for listening!--Sarah Wolfe Salt Lake City resident Foothills Trail System Council Members and Mayor,As a Salt Lake City resident and foothill trail user I am very much looking forward to the next Phase of the Salt Lake City Foothills Trails Master Plan.The current trail system above our city is in dire need of attention and stewardship.I have been hiking and biking on the trails for the last 25 years since I moved to Salt Lake in 1996.Having seen the amazing progress that other communities have made with their trail systems it is time for Salt Lake to step up and continue the improvements as outlined in the master plan.I was extremely excited when during the comment period when the plan was presented a few years ago.I would like to stop driving to the other communities outside of Salt Lake to enjoy their trail systems when I could be using within walking/biking distance of my house.I want our leaders to keep the plan master plan to 8/24/20219:16 Erick Billetdeaux continue moving forward.Sincerely,Erick Billetdeaux Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 46 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic To Whom It May Concern,I am writing to express my support for Phase 2 of the Salt Lake City Foothills Trails Master Plan and to urge you to include funding for it as part of allocations included in the Capital Improvement Program being considered in the August 24 City Council meeting.As events of the past year have unequivocally demonstrated,the citizens of Salt Lake City require and benefit from safe,convenient,outdoor options for health,exercise,enjoyment and well-being close to where they live.The Salt Lake foothills are long overdue for a trail system that accommodates a variety of users and which are built to durable,sustainable standards.Salt Lake City needs more and better trails.Please fund Phase 2 of the Master Plan.Thank you.Dan 8/24/2021 10:25 Dan Roth Roth Foothills Trail System Master Plan Salt Lake City Council,I understand you'll be reviewing the Foothills Master Plan soon.As a mother raising children herein our city the outdoor opportunities are very important to me.My daughter has recently joined her high school mountain biking team and my son hopes to join next year.I know that the sport has grown popularity during the pandemic and we have seen firsthand how crowded trails can be.Salt Lake City has unparalleled access to mountain recreation,but as our population has grown and the popularity of outdoor activities has increased,Salt Lake City needs to do more.Salt Lake City has lagged behind Draper,Lehi, Herriman and Spanish Fork in developing new trails and promoting outdoor recreation.The other Cities have benefited substantially by investing in new trails and promoting healthy outdoor activities.The trails around SLC are at capacity,and user conflicts are increasing.The City needs many more Mountain Bike specific trails. Mountain biking has experienced exponential growth over the last 3 years and we need more trails to properly enjoy our foothills.Salt Lake City needs more trails,and I'm writing to voice my support for the Foothills Master Plan.The newly completed trails in the Foothills are fantastic,and I'd love to see phase 1 completed and phase 2 begun on schedule.I appreciate your consideration,and thank you for your service,Thanks 8/24/2021 10:27 S G Musser Suzanne Musser-mother to 4 and 15 year Salt Lake City resident.Sent from my iPhone Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 47 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Council Members and Mayor Mendenhall-I strongly support continued funding and progress for the Salt Lake City Foothills Trails program. A well-designed and constructed trail system in the foothills above Salt Lake City is vitally important for public physical and mental well-being. As you probably know,most all of the trails that are loved by the public in the foothills were not designed as recreational trails.The Bonneville Shoreline Trail is one of the only trails that was designed and constructed in a sustainable way(although trail design has come a long way in the last twenty years!). Most of the existing trails are user-created trails along old jeep, motorcycle,and pipeline disturbance areas. Yes,the foothills used to be in much worse shape than they are now. But improvement to the trail system is needed as we move into the future.Years of planning and public input have gone into the new trails plan being implemented by SLC Trails and Natural Areas.The goal is to expand recreational access while protecting sensitive areas.This includes the costly and important work of improving trailheads so that neighbors to trailheads are less impacted by users.The plan also includes adding many more miles of well-designed purpose-built trails that will stand up to heavy use and the test of time without causing erosion and hillside scarring. Adding new trails will allow for more segregation of various user groups which reduces conflict and makes a better user experience for all.Admittedly there were some lessons learned as the first new trails were constructed last year. But it is easy to learn and improve as the trails program moves forward.As our population continues to grow and more people come to love outdoor trail recreation we need to invest in trail infrastructure improvements.Just trying to live with what we have is a recipe for continued problems and will not serve the community well. Salt Lake City can be known as a city with a wonderful trail system,or it can leave people wondering why the city never bothered to invest in the most popular and relatively inexpensive outdoor recreation. Please vote to continue funding and moving forward with the SLC Foothills Trails program!Thank you-John Knoblock,Bonneville Shoreline Trail Committee 8/24/2021 10:28 John Knoblock Chair Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 48 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear council members-I'm writing to voice my support for the Foothills Master Plan.As a Utah resident, volunteer high school mountain biking coach,exercise scientist and outdoor enthusiast,there are many reasons that I support adding mountain bike trails to the public land.I am a volunteer mountain bike coach for the Salt Lake Center for Science Education,a title 1 school in Salt Lake City.In this role,I get to get to take jr. high and high school kids out into nature for a few hours a couple of days per week.I have seen the positive effects of the opportunity to get outside on local trails for the participating students.I have found that the more our team is out on the trails,the more the students create a relationship with the natural environment. We teach respectful riding and trail etiquette so when we're on shared trails,our riders know to yield to equestrians and pedestrians.Our team actively takes care of the trails that we use including volunteering for trail maintenance and always seeking to leave the trails in better conditions than we found them.Take a look at the attached team photo—aren't you happy to see these teens outside enjoying our trails instead of being inside on their screens or running around causing trouble?As an exercise scientist at the University of Utah,I know that having more opportunities to recreate outside leads to a healthier population.People who exercise regularly spend 30 percent fewer days in the hospital than people who do not.Bicycles can get people out of their houses and enclosed vehicles and into the natural world.A widening circle of researchers believes that the loss of natural habitat,or the disconnection from nature even when it is available,has enormous 8/24/2021 10:28 Tracy Thompson implications for human health and child development.*Continued 1/2* Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 49 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic *Continued 2/2*A truly effective action that local governments could take to combat health problems related to inactivity is to develop a cohesive system of parks and trails.The trails in our Salt Lake Valley are popular and often very crowded and this problem is growing.While I'm happy to see so many people outside, enjoying our natural beauty,it makes sense to create more trail systems to decrease crowding,increase reach to different populations and benefit health.I believe this is an opportunity for Salt Lake City to do more.Salt Lake City has lagged behind many other cities including Draper,Lehi,Herriman and Spanish Fork in developing new trails and promoting outdoor recreation.Other communities have benefited from investing in new trails and promoting healthy outdoor activities.We would love to have more trails to ride!Thanks Traci Traci Thompson Associate Professor,Health and Kinesiology Director,PEAK<http://www.health.utah.edu/peak> Fellow,Academy of Health Science Educators<http://medicine.utah.edu/faculty-dev/programs/academy-med- Tracy Thompson education/>Department of Health and Kinesiology Wellness and Integrative Health As an avid hiker,walker,runner,dog owner and mountain biker,who frequents the shoreline trail,please keep the plan as originally designed.*Planning-after years of careful planning,study and multiple public comment periods the trail system began construction.Now,after the comment periods are closed and work is in progress,a small but vocal group wants to throw all of that time and money away.*Dan Schelling,a "geologist,"who leads that group has no experience with trail building and is an"oil finder with impressive track record."https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniel-schelling-7b3a9051*Safety-trails along the shoreline that have been improved are safer and more sustainable.*Erosion-with the recent torrential rainfall,the difference is clear.Newly cut and properly laid out trails have almost ZERO ruts and severe erosion.However, 8/24/2021 10:28 Peter Summerill the old trails look more like canyons.Peter W.Summerill Attorney at Law Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 50 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear SLC Mayor and Council This letter is written in support of the project work to upgrade our trail system. The upgraded trail system is a much needed amenity for our growing population in SLC.Prior to trail upgrades we saw uncontrolled growth and pressure on trails which led to safety concerns for hikers and bikers.In addition we saw random growth of unauthorized paths.This was leading to significant erosion and environmental degradation.(With the recent heavy rains the newly constructed and well designed trails had little to no erosion the older non design trails saw significant wash aways and environmental degradation)The trail work is well communicated,well designed and well constructed.The longer term environmental impact is significantly less than the older uncontrolled trails and more sustainable.The safety of users is enhanced and I encourage you to continue with phase 2 of the trail build program.SLC residents need this trail system and it is better for the environment.Nick Fouche(Masters Degree in Environmental Science)(Avid trail user hiker and 8/24/2021 10:29 Nick Fouche biker) Foothills Trail System Master Plan It is a shame SLCfoothill.com has haulted the construction of some much needed trails in the area.With the popularity of mountain biking,trail running and hiking-we don't have enough trails to accommodate the current needs.Salt lake has fallen way behind Draper,Park City,Herriman and other cities in new trail construction.I honestly believe this is a ploy of residents who live near the foothills that don't want to share something that doesn't belong exclusively to them by delaying and over complicating the process.The trails they have created so far are really awesome-they already took way more time and we're way more thorough 8/24/2021 10:29 Dan Draper than any other community.More trails is such an awesome asset to the community.Sent from my iPhone Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Council and Mayor Mendenhall,As a resident of the Marmalade District,I am in support of better and more trails in the SLC foothills.Trails are a community resource that pays dividends for many years.I enjoy walking my dog on trails,and am also a mountain and road cyclist.Having trails within walking distance of my home is important to me.Please consider my support for trails during your discussion today.Thank you,-- 8/24/2021 10:31 Rohrer Hobson Matt Matt Hobson-Rohrer Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 51 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear SLC Council Members I have lived in SLC for the last 5.5 years—having moved here for Michigan to begin a job at the UofU School of Medicine(I am writing on my behalf and not reflective of my position at the U). One of the things that attracted my biracial family to SLC is the outdoor activity options.It has been a real pleasure to be able to develop new outdoor interests since moving here!I am so excited that my son has joined the SLCSE mountain biking team.He is definitely not the best on his team,but he has really learned to love to be up in the mountains pedaling his heart out and seeing the beauty of SLC.As you know,the trails around SLC are at capacity,and user conflicts are increasing.The City needs many more Mountain Bike specific trails.Mountain biking has experienced exponential growth over the last 3 years and we need more trails to properly enjoy our foothills.It is so great for our kids to get off screens and enjoy hiking/biking—to encourage this it is really important for us to develop new trails.As a population health scientist,I know how important it is for our community to promote health outdoor activities.I am writing to voice my strong support for the Foothills Master Plan.I am so grateful and excited about the newly completed trails in the foothills and I would be thrilled if we could complete Phase 1 and begin Phase 2 on schedule.Thank you for your work on this issue 8/24/2021 10:31 Angela Fagerlin and for all your service to our community.Angie Fagerlin,PhD Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 52 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Thank you for the planning,investment and building of more trails in our Foothills.While serving on a Community Council and Planning Commission for 10+years,I learned that residents who support or approve of the services being provided,rarely spoke up(and why would they—the job is being done well enough).But when some residents didn't like what was being done,they were very vocal in their complaints—and it was almost always AFTER the time for public comment and involvement.They also claimed that they were the 'majority'(silent)and those who supported the plans/services were'well-funded'or'organized'.Heavy sigh.I have used the trails in SLC's foothills for 30 plus years—both on foot and on wheels.And for nearly as many years,I have wondered why Draper and Park City offer so much more in mixed and single use trails.Why?Our tax base is larger(taxes on my 3 SLC properties are higher than in other municipalities),so why are our trail amenities so very limited?We have the spaces and the places.I was pleased to see the trail plans finally starting to come to fruition!When the City halted trail building due to residents voicing concern—so long after the comment period ended—I was and still am confused at best,because I've seen this kind of behavior so many times in the past.Please continue BUILDING trails now.We need AND deserve more trails—both mixed use and single use.Please consider building mixed use first,single use next.Educate and market kind trial etiquette.There will ALWAYS be a few thoughtless users:The dog owner who doesn't leash or leaves poop bags on the trial,the hiker who has the music in their earbuds too loud to hear kind'may I pass'requests and the biker who doesn't slow for or yield to hikers.No amount of good planning can cure self-centeredness.As I age,wheels serve me far better than heels.I would love bike only trails—when possible.I support mixed use 8/24/2021 10:32 Leslie Patten trails in the meantime!Just keep building many,many more trails.Thanks—Leslie Riddle Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear City Counsel Please implement programs and funding to develop easy to use trails For a variety of users of our city.This is long due for the residential community!Thank you.Regards Barbarashughes Sent from my 8/24/2021 10:32 Barbara Hughes iPhone Foothills Trail System Master Plan Please please do not listen to the minority haters who are opposing the awesome work that SLC has begun on its new trail system.Our family of 5 are active hikers,bikers and dog walkers and we all love the improvements.Please approve more funding and let's get on with this overdue project.We need more trails for all those who love the outdoors.It is not fair to let a vocal small group control what most of us want.Keep up the great work-we love the new trails!Marshall,Dana,Julia,Sofi,Alex and Sid Denton Sent from my 8/24/2021 10:32 Marshall Denton iPhone Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 53 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Hi,I am writing in support of the continuation of the wonderful trail building that has been initiated in our local hills.The new trails are GREAT,please don't let the anti-trails inhabitants in the Avenues stop a project that benefits everyone.Yes,the newly-cut trails are pretty visible but in time will blend in with the hillside once vegetation grows in around them.For those that claim the new trails are causing erosion,the old trails that go straight up the hill are where the erosion is happening.This has been pretty obvious to me while using the trails after some of our recent heavy rains.These new trails are sustainably built with sensible grades, compared to these old trails that weren't built with erosion or user experience in mind.Creating new trails that separate high-speed downhill bicycles from walkers,dogs and other uphill travel is the only safe option in our heavily-used foothills.Some trailheads like at Morris reservoir could use improvement/enlargement so that the neighbors are less impacted by cars parking on their street.Trails like this are what make cities enticing and livable.Creating infrastructure that benefits all is a win-win,please don't let a vocal few stop this 8/24/2021 10:33 Andreas Schmidt important work.thanks,Andreas Schmidt Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 54 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Salt Lake City Council,I am writing as Salt Lake Resident to strongly support the already approved master plan for development of a formal trail system in the Salt Lake Foothills area.As an Avenues resident who had eagerly awaited a formal trail system to be constructed,I was very disappointed when further improvements were suspended earlier this year due to loud and unrepresentative complaints.There are many of us who support a better trails systems and want to be heard.Especially in light of everything that has happened with respect to the pandemic in the last year,it seems especially foolish to complain about improvements that are both accommodating and bringing more people into the outdoors.This foothills trail plan had been developed for years and sought to best balance the conflicting needs of all trail users and to build a world class recreational facility here in Salt Lake City.My wife and I both hike and mountain bike on the trails and see the ability to walk/ride out of our house and use them as a major amenity of living in Salt Lake.However,we are aware that conflicts do exist between hikers and bikes,and world class trail systems like the one in Park City mitigate this by building separate trails where conflicts are most serious(downhill sections etc..).We really appreciated the thoughtful construction of the new trails last fall above I street and have enjoyed them both as hikers and bikers and feel safer and more comfortable with the new arrangements.We feel it would be extremely shortsighted to stop this incredibly useful construction which is enabling more people to use our outdoor resources.Salt Lake and the surrounding area have grown and are growing significantly and neglecting to accommodate this with enhanced parks and trails would degrade the experience for absolutely 8/24/2021 10:33 Gregory Ducker everyone and make this a worse place to live.Best,Greg and Rebecca P Street Salt Lake City Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Salt Lake City Council Members,As a resident of SLC,I frequently use the foothill trails for running,hiking, mountain biking and walking my dog.The access to and ability to enjoy these nearby trails for all of the aforementioned activities constitute my favorite benefit of living where I do.More and better maintained trails would provide an even greater opportunity for SLC residents and visitors to*experience*life among these amazing mountains,beyond the mere scenic postcard value.I encourage you to support funding the planning,development and maintenance of more high-quality,multi-use mountain trails in Salt Lake City. 8/24/2021 10:34 Brad Wiiliams Sincerely,Brad Williams Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 55 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 L D Openedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Sent from my iPhoneWe need a trail system that works well for downtown Salt Lake City.The foothills are NeedsFirstName there waiting for recreational use of all forms to use.Please do not stop the development of the trail system 8/24/2021 10:34 Anonymous that has been implemented and it's halfway finished. Foothills Trail System Master Plan Sirs and ma'ams,I'm actually a fairly new Utahan and SLC resident,having moved here two years ago from the East Coast,but I've been very impressed with the city so far.In fact,one of the reasons we moved here is the easily-accessible outdoors,just outside the city.And,having come from East Coast mountain bicycle trails- which are quite hit-or-miss-I was pleased with the diversity and condition of the trails here in and around SLC. Well,then I started branching out and visiting Draper and Lehi and Park City trails,and I'm still happy with the trails we have here in SLC,but we honestly have a ways to go to catch up.It looked like the Foothills Trails Master Plan was going to be SLC's attempt at doing so,and I was excited to see where it led.That said,I agree with the people who are concerned that Stage 1 of the Foothills Trails Master Plan is inadequate as it sits,but that's no reason to abandon the project entirely.In fact,doing so would leave everyone unhappy-even those who are complaining presently.Please consider moving forward with the Master Plan,but also please make an effort to better publicize the plans,the intended outcomes,the benchmarks of progress,and how far along we are in meeting them.I know a lot of people object to the current situation because knowledge of the end I result was not widespread,and I like to think the final product would have assuaged a lot of concerns. Likewise,gathering public feedback on the intended plans would certainly help people feel as though their voices had been heard.I look forward to the efforts to improve SLC's access to the outdoors,and thank you for your time.Very Respectfully,Jonathan Sullivan.--Jonathan C.Sullivan I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness,nor the arrow for its swiftness,nor the warrior for his glory.I only love that which they defend.- 8/24/2021 10:35 Jonathan Sullivan J.R.R.Tolkien Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 56 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Salt Lake City Council,I understand you'll be reviewing the Foothills Master Plan soon.As an active outdoorsman and lifetime resident of Utah,my family and I love mountain biking,hiking,backpacking,and other recreational activities.Salt Lake City has unparalleled access to mountain recreation,but as our population has grown and the popularity of outdoor activities has increased,Salt Lake City needs to do more. Salt Lake City has lagged behind Draper,Lehi,Herriman and Spanish Fork in developing new trails and promoting outdoor recreation.The other Cities have benefited substantially by investing in new trails and promoting healthy outdoor activities.The trails around SLC are at capacity,and user conflicts are increasing. The City needs many more Mountain Bike specific trails.Mountain biking has experienced exponential growth over the last 3 years and we need more trails to properly enjoy our foothills.Salt Lake City needs more trails, and I'm writing to voice my support for the Foothills Master Plan.The newly completed trails in the Foothills are fantastic,and I'd love to see phase 1 completed and phase 2 begun on schedule.Please don't heed to the loud minority who hate mountain bikers and have a N.I.M.B.Y.attitude and want to stop the creation of more 8/24/2021 10:35 Hoalan Vo trails.I appreciate your consideration,and thank you for your service, Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 57 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Hi Mayor and Councilors,I'm an 8-year-resident of the Avenues writing about the Foothills Trails Master Plan.I ride and hike there weekly as do my three kids and wife.The proximity to the wildland interface is why we bought our house.I feel the Save Our Foothills efforts to stop Phase II is elitist at worst and misguided at best. I'm concerned that their position is being driven by landowners who knowingly bought next to public land and now,after a public process,want to keep other people out.I support the work that Save our Canyons has done to protect canyons coming into Salt Lake City.But I think they've either been convinced by NIMBY neighbors to throw their weight behind an effort that's clearly outside of their wheelhouse or just haven't done their homework.Sure Phase I is not perfect.But there is so much pressure on the Bonneville Trail area currently,including from off-leash dog walkers who don't clean up poop and mountain bikers with no trail etiquette(not stopping for uphill traffic)that I believe the publicly supported plan should be continued as adopted.I really appreciate the fact that some trails are now bike and hike only now and I particularly like the uphill-only mountain bike trails.We are building a system that will help to educate and accommodate new bikers and hikers to our incredible outdoor resources-they're coming like it or not due to growth in Utah.In addition,providing safe,easy-to-access,easy-to-use recreational resources next to the city will help to preserve other areas with higher wilderness values.I see no credible reason to stop this project mid-stream. 8/24/2021 10:35 Chris B Barker Thanks for listening.Sincerely,Chris Barker Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear City Council,I am an avid trail user in SL City(and county)and I have been for over 30 years.I was excited and happy to have seen,and used,the new trails that have been developed in the foothills,and around the city,that benefit both hikers,runners and mountain bikers.I participate in all three of those recreational activities.I love that there are as well marked trails in SLC as are in Herriman or Park City.It's like we finally came of age.There are perfect directional mtn bike trails for those who want to fly down the mountain,and the design on them never makes me feel like I'm going to get brained if I am out hiking or running.The other plus about them is if I am the mtn biker,I feel less worried about a person or a dog in a mtn bike only trail. Please continue to make improvement with the trails.Please keep developing and sustaining the existing trails. 8/24/2021 10:36 Felicia Alvarez All SLC recreationalists need this access so close to our homes.Thank you,Felicia Alvarez 84105 Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 58 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 L D Openeate/Timed Contact Name Comment Topic jL People need trails close to where they live and the Salt Lake foothills are long overdue for a trail system that 8/24/2021 10:37 Phil Blevins accommodates a variety of users and is built to durable,sustainable standards.THANK YOU! Foothills Trail System Master Plan Council Members and Mayor,As a Salt Lake City resident and foothill trail user I am very much looking forward to the next Phase of the Salt Lake City Foothills Trails Master Plan.The current trail system above our city is in dire need of attention and stewardship.I have been hiking and biking on the trails for the last 25 years since I moved to Salt Lake in 1996.Having seen the amazing progress that other communities have made with their trail systems it is time for Salt Lake to step up and continue the improvements as outlined in the master plan.I was extremely excited when during the comment period when the plan was presented a few years ago.I would like to stop driving to the other communities outside of Salt Lake to enjoy their trail systems when I could be using within walking/biking distance of my house.I want our leaders to keep the plan master plan to 8/24/2021 10:38 Erick Billetdeaux continue moving forward.Sincerely,Erick Billetdeaux Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello,I hope this message finds you both well.I am a huge trails advocate and am well aware of the controversy about the foothill trails.This an incredibly unfortunate situation as these trails are intended to improve the situation in that area,not cause harm.What will cause harm is if we do NOT have a trails plan,if we do NOT create and maintain trails in a sustainable way,and if we do NOT create multi-user trail systems so that ALL of our trail users can enjoy the outdoors,whether trail runners,hikers,dog-walkers,mountain bikers or horseback riders.There seems to be a perception that creating these trails will destroy the environment and that they are only for mountain bikers.These trails are being created to accommodate a bigger user group,to create a more pleasant experience for runners and hikers,so as not to worry about mountain bikers disrupting their peace.The fact is that trails will happen,whether we plan them or not.Better to have a plan and have professionals carry out the work than for the public to create their own trails that have no design, maintenance or control.I lived in the Avenues and completely support the development of these trails. Though the voice of the few seem to have taken over the radio waves,I have talked to many in the Avenues who fully support this trails initiative.Please consider this a"yay"vote to continue work on Phase 2 of these 8/24/2021 10:38 Sarah Wolfe foothills trails.Thanks for listening!--Sarah Wolfe Salt Lake City resident Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 59 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Dear Council:I am writing to urge support for the Foothills Plan.As a frequent hiker and biker in the foothills, it is clear that the growing population of both hikers and bikers is creating more conflict and danger between these two user groups.The only reasonable approach to this issue is to separate the users,as the Master Plan is attempting to do.Those who are opposing this plan,are hoping for a return to the low pressure situation the foothills saw 20+years ago,this is an unrealistic hope.Please do the right thing for both groups,and 8/24/2021 10:41 Mark Goddard advance the Master Plan.I thank you in advance for your consideration,Mark Goddard Foothills Trail System Master Plan Mayor Mendenhall/The SLC City Council,As someone who relocated to SLC a few years ago,I was initially stunned by four things:1.The Salt Lake Mountain Biking community is massive 2.That the actual trail networks in Salt Lake City proper are woefully underdeveloped,especially considering the popularity of the sport 3.Needlessly pushing multiple user-groups travelling at very different speeds(hikers,trail runners,and mountain bikers)onto the same,limited number of trails creates needless friction and danger for all users.4. The Salt Lake Foothills is the perfect location for a new mountain bike trail network.Trail Networks are a huge resident attraction.I personally have multiple friends who were sold on moving to SLC after a sunset ride up the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and then taking one of the only down-hill dedicated MTB trails back down into the city(Bobsled).These are the same highly-skilled and motivated young workers that the business industry in SLC desperately needs.But there was one thing that shocked all of my out-of-state friends:The lack of mountain biking development in the Salt Lake Foothills given the massive amount of free space and potential. Telling the substantial SLC mountain biking community that they should"just drive up to Park City or down to Draper"creates needless traffic and pollution.The creation of a new dedicated trail network with uni- directional mountain biking(and hiking)trails will be an enhancement for all user groups by reducing congestion and naturally grouping users together by speed,which would increase safety and enjoyment for all.Please consider adding this to your development plan.Thank you,Eric Swenson Liberty Wells Resident and 8/24/2021 12:13 Eric Swenson Homeowner Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 60 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 Date/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Opened Dear Salt Lake City Council,I am the Head Coach for the SLC Composite High School Mountain Bike Team and have the pleasure of getting over 100 kids out on the trails several times a week.As a long-time user of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail System near Salt Lake City(hiking,jogging and mountain biking),I would like to take this opportunity to give you feedback about the new trails that have been built during the past year:1.The new trails,re-routed trails and one directional trails have significantly improved safety,reduced crowding and improved the outdoor experience along the Shoreline.Having the new trails also reduces the need for people to go'off-route'and create side trails.2.Salt Lake City,with a growing population,urgently needs trails.As the largest city in the State,we should take a leadership role,rather than forcing residents to travel to Park City, Draper,Eagle Mountain,etc to use their trails.Please continue funding the Master Plan!The City has spent multiple years putting together the plan,during which input was requested,welcomed and integrated.I feel strongly that the City should continue to expand/improve new and existing trails NOW!We have waited long enough!3.I realize that a number of people are complaining,but there are even more users,like me,who are happy with the changes.Unfortunately,users like myself do not have'organizers'coordinating a halt campaign.Complaints that the trails are ugly,and that erosion will/has occurred should not be unexpected. First,change is not easy for anyone.Secondly,having ridden newly cut trails in Park City,I find it takes a few seasons for everything to settle and harden,and also for grasses to grow so that they blend into the surrounding scenery.And trails sometimes are re-routed or support added to address challenges that arise. Building new trails is not a one-shot deal,but something that requires ongoing support.4.Please continue funding and building trail improvements along the Shoreline We need more trails as soon as possible given the increasing number of users.Specifically,we need more trails between the Zoo and the Bobsled,especially one directional trails up/down Dry Creek.Having two directional traffic on Dry Creek has become a safety hazard with so many users.Thanks for taking the time to consider my viewpoint.Feel free to contact me if you have 8/24/2021 12:14 Nancy Schmaus any questions.Best Regards,Nancy Schmaus Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 61 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic As a mountain biker along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to take the opportunity to give you feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them. 1.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.2.Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.3.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years 8/24/2021 12:15 Emmy Gilbert developing their long-awaited Master Plan.Let's move forward(not backward). Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello SLC City Council and Mayor Mendenhall,As a mountain biker who frequently rides the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to share feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.I want to ask that you please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years developing their long-awaited Master Plan.Let's move forward 8/24/2021 12:16 Andrew Hemmert (not backward).Thanks,Andy Hemmert Foothills Trail System Master Plan As a trail user along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to take the opportunity to give you feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them.In the 25 years I have been a trail user in the foothills(trail running,hiking,mountain biking),I have seen a seemingly exponential increase in user traffic.Safety concerns with the overcrowding on the limited trail offerings has left me with the option of increasing my carbon footprint by driving miles away to other areas(Park City, Corner Canyon,etc)or not recreating at all.In a perfect world,all user groups could harmoniously share the limited offerings,but reality proves otherwise.As a multi-dimensional trail user,I have had unfortunate trail encounters with others that leave me with the impression that the best solution is more trails to allow users to disperse.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BST trail system and has already spent years developing their long-awaited Master Plan.Let's move forward(not backward)-all users will benefit.Respectfully,Scott W. 8/24/2021 12:17 Scott Marshall Marshall Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 62 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic As a mountain biker along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to take the opportunity to give you feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them. 1.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.2.Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.3.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years 8/24/2021 12:18 Cameron Jacobsen developing their long-awaited Master Plan.Let's move forward(not backward). Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Members of the Salt Lake City Council,I have been a Salt Lake City resident for over 15 years,and I strongly support continuing the Foothills Master Plan.I was absolutely thrilled when the plan was announced, and the results have been outstanding so far.I am deeply disappointed that the plan was paused in response to pressure from a small number of residents.The trails constructed under the Master Plan have noticeably alleviated congestion in the foothills.As our city population continues to grow,and participation in outdoor recreation continues to thrive,expanding our local trail system is more important than ever.Less congested trails are safer and more enjoyable.Moreover,the partial separation of hiking and mountain biking trails makes both activities safer and more enjoyable.The existing foothills trails provide massive quality of life benefits to residents of Salt Lake City.The Master Plan improves these critical resources without going overboard—the plan builds responsibly and sustainably,with features that benefit hikers,bikers,and other trail enthusiasts.These resources are also heavily and responsibly used by our K-12 school athletes,including cross-country running and mountain bike teams.The numbers of K-12 student users will only continue to grow over time,and responsible growth under the Foothills Master Plan will help to accommodate the needs of our young residents as they build a lifelong passion for outdoor recreation.It makes sense to have locally accessible,safe,sustainable,and well planned outdoor resources available to our students and residents.I 8/24/2021 12:19 Mike Shapiro urge you to support and continue the Foothills Master Plan.Sincerely,Mike Shapiro Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 63 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic To whom it may concern:As a mountain biker along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to take the opportunity to give you feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them.1.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.I biked the trails this spring and saw so many others out enjoying the new trails.2.Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.The ride only and walk only trails make it so much safer for both hikers and bikers.3.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years developing their long-awaited Master 8/24/2021 12:20 Denise Gregg Plan.Let's move forward(not backward).Thank you for your time,Denise Gregg Sent from my iPhone Foothills Trail System Master Plan As a mountain biking(and hiking)family along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City we are very invested in our local trail system 1.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.2.Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek, and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.3.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years developing their long-awaited Master Plan.Let's move forward(not backward) 8/24/2021 12:20 Kelly Kelso please!!Kelly kelso Rob,Emmy and Henry Gilbert 1762--Best,Kelly Kelso Foothills Trail System Master Plan Hello Esteemed Salt Lake City Representatives,Please continue to develop the Bonneville Shoreline trail network.I live in the Avenues and my family is either running,hiking,biking,or walking our dog every week on the trail system.Maybe a couple routes could be improved,however the new additions have been a vast improvement to what was previously there.I assume it is a minority of loud voices trying to shut down trail development,please gage the pulse of most trail users.Sincerely,Matt Dimick Social Studies Teacher East High 8/24/2021 12:21 Matthew Dimick School Salt Lake City,Utah Scanned By Microsoft EOP Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 64 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic To whom it may concern,As a mountain biker along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to take the opportunity to give you feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years developing their long-awaited Master Plan.Let's move forward(not backward).Thank you for 8/24/2021 12:22 NATHAN GROSSMAN your consideration.Nate Grossman Foothills Trail System Master Plan Dear Salt Lake City Council,I'm a mountain biker and hiker using the existing trails near SLC,including the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.First of all,thank you for the improvements that have been made and have been started near the Shoreline Trail.These trails add significantly to quality of life in SLC.Having assessible nearby trails is an area where many communities in Utah have made significant investment...it's great to see SLC try to keep up with this postive trend.It's a great investment in the health and well being of residents.Generally the changes that have been made so far make the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improve the overall experience dramatically.Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.Experience has shown that well designed trails in Utah's foothills do not have a significant negative impact on ecology or erosion.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent 8/24/2021 12:23 Gill Bearnson years developing their long-awaited Master Plan...let's stay with the plan.Thanks,Gill Bearnson Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 65 Public Comments 08.18.2021-08.24.2021 DOpenedate/Time Contact Name Comment Topic Distinguished Salt Lake City Council members,As a hiker and mountain biker along the Bonneville Shoreline Trail near Salt Lake City,I would like to take the opportunity to give you feedback about the Bonneville Shoreline Trails and the Master Plan to improve them.1.The changes made to the system in the past year have made using the trails safer,reduced crowding,and improved the overall experience dramatically.2. Please continue funding and building trail improvements per the Master Plan.We urgently need one directional trails up/down Dry Creek,and additional trails between the Bobsled and the Zoo.3.SLC is long overdue for expanding the BS trail system and has already spent years developing their long-awaited Master 8/24/2021 12:24 Ken Kubacki Plan.Let's move forward(not backward).Have a great week!Ken Kubacki Sugarhouse Foothills Trail System Master Plan 1:01 PM 8/24/2021 Page 66 • +�►{ g► cialit# j- • 1"4p) -4.41lSlllimhw- , -.° . ..1 illes! , "%it . . . floop diP _ .vs,r r ES/P/fr 11," ,..-- k - s • r�-ems-; '; • _ j-=`�4ti.� _ _ 'ifs .+. • { -r_ -� ."...yr r} "- -"l Y.r►_----- -'''- ►'�1 i `tii '♦ I` r' -TA-r { � yam-�7� i '_ l • Vt' 'r� � `�ai^,}� 1 •.may c `y,,r -.{'' rir• t t', ii,.e.' .. 'yC ".=. •.' 7t�s • • ,�i.-� t E �f`2 ., - .7'.: -.1 - - - •-•'-'.-:._•-•• •••••••.1.‘.,;''I•-P....:':-..-. 67.(A.N%•otptl:i.i...-‘,! .J4‘••,t -.;11?-...1,`'r.• •/ • !':--:-`'"'N,,•Ley-' .---..-‘:- -.--•77... ......,--. - ..&:,z.r..-• , . " -.- .;/ - --- -i's --;.;.:.•--7 -'41 111i7 .1111 --- ' - __,iroilliiillill"11111111 - - - - _ • 1• �!•{ K I�Xyr ,.'S•� t�uS(. �[ads ` { +�� .. t 6!-v; �i- �,r•_ 'fit - i r •tM••Y Ott. • t i .•, '�'' ` •- - - • ...... • Ittrl . ..Mikk..•: 2....:4 4 _ _ _ - _.- y _ - - ` 1 _ " J r - _ _ - _ ,,}•tom �N '�1..,a 'iT• ` ` . aS'G' • • • • - - „-7. r\ •• ,�. - 9 �TrY•-r. - ;' : ?` slt• 1 4 L • J t� '• i �, r 4} . . " - t �: 1 •.. 1%., . '' 0i[►. ---- ... t•; ,. t � it ,,,`. s' .1... '�1 i ,. ki_ ;. 1 • 4• i �'. 'Li,<r , / 1 • f ♦.r�•v ) Y �,a ` / 1• e , J�.l ii V. 4. C.'.i ,J • -•- 1Ri'11J '�,�+(- -�'•• - . r• 'N 7`�- ra J' .,,•1` -' •.., f' .: SI-k' `•S -r`4 l;R • •;4. • r- •rir`: . , i:_ , .� tip' o . . nY\ • .rC ! ��•� J fit .,f �1 �� j t�- �; � i- r ,�... r> Y!= •• •r ~1 ♦ '!, r .�, i• ",1 T �'�' J�v ; t it '•''.„ !M •, `h.;fir :�c ,y~`f - .. r. __ - , '� y .. •♦ ,,7 ' •• •,.v•• ••J1 • • ,. r 'r ,t -,(,�,1}i4 !: +:` r • r. '' 1 \�., 1 '.• � /ar a X7"-T7:� -]'fy�� _ .�•� i •w :'r1Y,..i7• '`?, - "'r•l•a", •r �Ij ="�, yet Y�'"te C•12.� A'r `:, /mil 1 ,..i 1.'t• '♦, t. y '��jrs, .�` y.�..-.dr�\r'�'^• .-� - -n"r'_ ,/ T •r =t�� - ., 1a, 4 ", '. ' v.�. 4. .• - • ' JM'f� • ''ii-t4_' "4.( ' '•: ate At, ...IA' , ' ti/ •/,- , ,Uj ' t. •tr.; .fit!,, ',�►.. tAr t i '�.s:-, - - - - _ _ L • ` 6 'I r .4' yt: - ,�wi.,r'.•`* - K 0,,-' •,-.} - !` '` 4'-.' •'� i�P.4.rr -J�' t -�. -7 _ i - r 704,.; .. ..; • • ,r-$�} •ri��i i.•j ) -. '" 1 `.,,/ ` ?.t, ♦U,,, / _, ` Yy -/ Cri'4 �,,I� • •�' . ♦ �., y - , fli • •v - !•�l��.,. •, C�� ��a i •,2•�. .7^' _, a r1 R. •, S� r - - r..� 4��•- rs •r ,` '!'+" '. c•r6` !t • I- _ _s�. - - • _ 1 ? <� I.& / �'- mow; .tJ� ♦t. •:xsli a � i..* t .� - t "% .' , i} j�lt i :� • • 1t. 5 h1'♦ -+Eky.L•�;.•I., •e'r)•�•�' --_2(��" �t _ _ {L �.p� _ .• r. �./'�' _ • 1c:. ?..' T:Rsr•.1 -� r _d .v.eL4 �,•;. ♦.+.-.1� l' 1' -�f,f= '•�� :�" af"'L'�'; - .. Y^ - _ '' • • `.• Pt'•t' .t . e. 1 ! , o � '� �,: i":. ,'$'•-`•Is,;. '' • - fit• t� ,..... -, e > )'---;.. !'_4� - y„'�-.�f, i� • • •�'.•.1• ,L'� ,1�• , •,a. �..i- ' !•�' llw :s`+ i/'t `.'lrC• • r• t `.'j `\ • v. d ,r•.i1�' 2:;w. ry __;�. .Nti •y'• 'E •_. - J fr _`7. ( r`w� •Y'`'`' s f-, 1 .,� }r �f"7�(V' t{y, _�� ,y1 •i�-:If' -tYr- te .- w • Y - - _�{ ",y ; f ',-1 _ _ I- ,^ ^E i l,.,. •'1. '� l `r •,• . ` ti.f'r.�,1 t 7af: - "'IP 1 .t••'''•� IS 4-• + ,.Y 4 ;êr 7CS') • .L. � �; +` • •3• . ., 1 -.J 't• , , r•1�4`1►/`�,•(��•C .:/! V .. i�"}• �l�' 1 �i iYi� ,/••. _ i}'.,f, l�•- 'i �• - ,, 1u..- ••-• - / -t. -.- - . ;aQ �.,y•�t �� J .r •;1• N'.27r.•!r -�•c • te•',' •• r '- :�.� ,•�; '--.ir; t '' _ .• `' � -.. -• - - - '`. ' - ..aafit77__ . .,�. •••'-its: N' '•w'1-• 1-'• _ ,S R: I, 1 ` •`r •.t :,'is. �} • I, �4 y c-. t•g•• ,t"`• •• �.. � •E'•. •r t• LJ• ••a,: ,'�,� .• 'b 'T _- • � �F•� �*'j.� • 1,_ 4 '.•/ .-+ t` _ • ��.-' ,'�" • '• >,vH :t�t r Y�! �f/r 7- l- „ ;�.f K• :.ra' <,,�4+{ ,�rr. .mow` _ •rp _ • `.- \,,'''' - •,. �- V + 'r }M1 �.� r' • f �•�,. } ' idle �i`• • • r fir_' s • r •c 1.41r • �� �, _''--.� -/- 1 '�.� � Z..,l. •1 •�1 . •tt y, _,,�•. �. �'' '-; Z` _. , t}r ••.is�'.'• :4 a�7' 4;'•> _ - .`� '. •i -'r,^' � �' _ - - 41\ • O'. fit: ` C�' i ".' ap V e+_ .w ,t1 t�, ',.¢-'. ,7' . '• r ;4 ''; Y t l r- ir sue. . ' W` ' 1' •`r �.' � ' .-ri` ' •', '` , I. `A'; ,1•a'•:i ''+..r• '1_r /y •.a `7c'(i t•1a• .-' i fjti�-_ ,R. t •.r-r -r - . + �•' .c .,;f / raw.y�� {\err ,`� -� vi,, !.• 1 -yC, '•r_ '« �+! •Sf - -_,,. ,' - ti - �4. w'�- - -il -> .• ,`.TL' 'Z' .r - �7 -y C' 1\f ♦ :"C\ x� {j..` ,.. T/�'-' 4ai "t,'y- r '�A f'.✓f�� -f'- _ •" i ' '�j�' `t . .fit ,'t • _I_ •11 4?;Cr -.,. YC 5,. 1 .�.'v � ..r�.j \),�\�s..c ` - i i{ .� .,`1 1.V.. �'c �,, -•. � .r 7. Y r.o .� :..+^' ' j- '. _ fib.,`<' R. 5 ! 2 i' '..• 5 y ,,i ''� • , N . • _.�1 .av '�1t ti � i r. ;n `,.. ."is j.;►' r4 yt - _ - ♦ �..i� ""'fit'" r ,, . -11 • k- _�`� AL •� .c-it ' •� .r ./ : t i7-* ,1•. F •'hJ ••, ' v �•,., f.r\' �' a S. 1 ,'�,� -_!I'• �' lOt �t _Ll F �,.•`�i, I �, '�*. 1l-1 .'3iC`~."'q. y,^ - ♦ ./., ,,4,t',' 1,, :.>' • .1� t_t� i - .. 'e• "if,`". - ` -- 1 ♦.?'r �`� it : '• ' ' • ' s• v. '-'' ,. •-•-;"Ik'+' N.' ' .- • '''‘' ..,',-: ';':ig:i .'' ** f• .., -•:'-,- • .°41; ;‘'.- s4 pipr•K'' r --.. ,- - - •l-io-.f. ..-,.- • : , t L i- aml �''+-� 4' ! Q Y •! i'► ► - • lam . s•' ' '4 ` ` ."` �' - "- t • s"rr, NW .•' e `3'� -V - 'tV :' ,- ' r� „ ♦. 4}4 tom' c t. - - . -1- • -_ A. aA ' •'1�, ^ i -'� Via• . e+, -/• . .-:. , \ 1 am. �,G'... \Y♦ r 1 ' t,, I 1- . . Tj• ., V-i f .ry.. _y 44. _ 1 +'.�. t.`\l - _7 , �• ti^ \. 1 :' i-" . • '►. . �' rr•.:.': r;-S':y�• �, - � • #�•► - ,is' �-� .• _ •e _ X: r .•♦ e r''. , ,.. , \ .. :aN 1 • •<. -'I- - •yr: C. • '`.. /7 � �1 �' _ . ile L y,A?iJ�• �..�:• ( �' ♦i' ' • %` t` l�w F ^`���j{ ' r}'�: �,�✓f y l���y♦r►t' '!`. . r .`• •`i "� - I ~ _ ... � ,`1 -x .''` ., t J "v iT,- _ ..• ,r,t , t1,.4,;/r a A 7• r: V'♦ 1. a / �. r . lik�` ' .1' �: � r fir' f re ! is �.i �� r `• •- I ••� • t er r r -..A.? •..• • 'r • ! r(�^J -� ► 'r _ • J _ • „6.ry. .r • }yam- 0.0 u• ► '• • ..---.4, '•s ` - 11 - - --,.I,• r40,; • ' 1`- _ 4�• � w �1 /•{ • • _ T' . - ••yam- • /r f ��'fw► .�. 40111, • , \• 4 I •V •I0(. . '. , • 41f".4 ‘ // 'r' ,r‘ .X ♦ `.?.: 1 1. ~ : a .a:. - - ;!,0X_.',i"i,', • \, �/ `.�rJ!![.�� rr , t'>'10'•'v - E.� --f iJ - a '_ J 1Cil�'c. lM ,•� _. - - `Y r• ,. :41.,A ,. _i e . , • . . . 1... - -:,e-... , .,...... ..,• . • AU.. • • • • '.•.�f fir• f •,� , ✓/�• •!'�b, IT � - �l-�•�.-,`��,.'fi .J�,a: f.J..a., • �' • , ��• - • - - '- '.� 1 .•r w� .. ,� - - �iy '�. •p - f• • �•'•. • - 1 ,r .4,-. !v^•. at'' ••, •,• _ • 1'� � / tea" ,