NEXT MEETING

Community Meeting
Jul 03, 2024 - 6 pm - 8 pm

avenues AComments or questions about anything related to living in the Avenues? Email 2024 GACC Chair Joseph "Jurphy" Murphy at . 


The June Board meeting of the Council will be held Wednesday, June 12 at 6:00 p.m. in person at the Avenues Library, 455 North F Street, and will be on Zoom via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88671971296 using Meeting ID: 886 7197 1296 and Passcode: 155196

 

 The June meeting of the Greater Avenues Community Council was held on June 5th, 2024. The meeting was recorded and the link to the recording will be posted here soon along with the meeting minutes. See the June community newsletter The Agenda HERE 


Virginia Street Construction - Work has begun! The final design concept is now available at https://www.slc.gov/mystreet/virginia.  Email  to be added to the project email list for construction updates. The scope of the project will be from South Temple to 11th Avenue and will include continuous sidewalks on the west side, uphill bike lanes, traffic calming elements, improved bus stops, and intersection safety improvements. Traffic will be one lane only - northbound - during construction. 


The GACC remembers our former Chair Dave Van Langeveld and our long time webmaster and newsletter editor Dave Jonsson. Thank you to all who attended their memorial services.

 Dave Van Langeveld

 Dave Jonsson


 Avenues Street Fair Planning Meeting - Saturday, July 13, 10:00 a.m. at the Avenues library, 455 North F Street.  Join us to help plan our September 14th event. See more at https://avenuesstreetfair.org/ 


See the GACC's Resolution thanking Scott Anderson, retiring President and CEO of Zions Bank, HERE. Attend the June 5th community meeting where the Council's resolution will be presented in person to Scott Anderson.  Thank you Dena at Avenues on Fourth for printing and framing the Resolution.  The Resolution will be presented to A. Scott Anderson at the beginning of the June 5th community meeting. 


 UTA Changes - Asking for Public Comments - UTA is holding a public comment period regarding proposed changes which would be effective August 2024. More information is available on UTA’s website at rideuta.com/ChangeDay. UTA is seeking public input through the end of March on proposed changes, including feedback and information about how UTA can support riders by better understanding the impact of these changes on community members. An overview of UTA’s proposed changes include:

  • FAREPAY Card changes that would benefit frequent riders by having a maximum per-day and per-week charge
  • Reduced Fare prog ram changes that would increase income-based eligibility
  • UVX sunset of the Zero Fare program on the rapid bus service in Orem/Provo, begin charging regular fare
  • Maintaining current frequency on three bus routes (Routes 39, 201, 218)

For a complete list of the proposed changes, more information, as well as opportunities to provide comments, please visit rideuta.com/ChangeDay


 Avenues Street Fair September 14 - The next planning meeting will be Saturday, June 8th at 10:00 a.m. at the Avenues library. Anyone interested in helping plan the Avenues Street Fair, plan to attend the June 8th meeting or email our Street Fair Chair Daniel Sowards at .  Visit https://avenuesstreetfair.org/ for more information. 

See her work at https://www.instagram.com/renaecannonart/.


 

SLC GREEN TEAM - AIR QUALITY SURVEY - Salt Lake City is taking action to support air quality and to reduce pollution across the community.  Help us set our City's official Climate and Air Quality Priorities by taking the Air Quality and Climate survey HERE  

Learn more about the City's air quality and climate change efforts at https://www.slc.gov/sustainability/air-quality/.    We have also also created an email list for people who want to receive updates on the process and be informed of how we are incorporating community feedback into final decision making.


  Stay Informed: https://www.keepitpurecitycreek.com/faq  The City Creek Canyon Water Treatment Plant is still under construction. Mondays through Fridays we ask that you please stay safe while using the canyon trails, do not cross onto the road as construction equipment will continue to be transported throughout the canyon. During weekends and holidays, do not go past Site #16, there might not be vehicles moving, but it is an active construction zone with hazards. Text "CCWTP" to 833-271-7589 to opt-in for text updates, call 801-616-3336, or visit tinyurl.com/CCWTPSignUp. Visit www.keepitpurecitycreek.com. Thank you for your patience and partnership as we continue to Keep It Pure and upgrade our drinking water treatment facility.


 Can you help proctor the panthers at West High? - As the school year winds down, IB and AP testing begins for West High students. These tests are critically important for students, providing college credits that can save families thousands of dollars in tuition. Adult test proctors are needed for every AP and IB test given at West High. There are over 80 tests happening between April 25 to May 24, and we need lots of volunteers! Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old (they cannot be high school students) and family members cannot volunteer for their own students’ tests. We encourage parents, grandparents, family friends and neighbors to volunteer as test proctors on the sign up sheet here: PROCTOR Any questions or ideas about our public schools? I care about your feedback so please feel free to send me a message any time — . See the district's social media presence at Facebook | Instagram | Twitter   


 Great Salt Lake License Plate Now Available - Here's your chance to make a tangible difference and show your love for the majestic Great Salt Lake. Our Avenues Senate District 9 Senator Jen Plumb has sponsored S.B. 92 which was passed in 2023 and created the new license plate which is available for ORDERS now. 


With an often crazy hat, a warm smile and welcome greeting, this Salt Laker spreads positivity daily from the Avenues Smith's self-checkout aisle. Thank you Ted for making the Avenues a better place! See the KSL article on Ted here: Avenues Smith's Ted Spreads Cheer. Photos by Megan Nielsen, Deseret News. Art by Mark Walton, www.markwaltonart.com


  


 Our Mayor's Community Liasion Alicia De León is available at any time for appointments and community conversations, questions for the Mayor or help with City related issues,   navigating the City or its website. If you are a business, non-profit, or other community gathering place interested in hosting the Mayor's community liaison team for a public meeting, please reach out to Alicia at , 385-454-3824 (Hablo español) 


 

 Salt Lake City Transportation announces the final draft of the Citywide Transportation Plan, which seeks to create a governing set of policies to shape roadway projects in Salt Lake City for the next two decades. This plan update is required to go before the Planning Commission for a recommendation then to the City Council for a final decision. Both bodies will hold public hearings, and will use these criteria for making their recommendation: 1. Whether the plan update is consistent with the purposes, goals, objectives, and policies of the City as stated through its various adopted planning documents; and 2. The extent to which the proposed plan implements best current, professional practices of urban planning and design.  A 45-day comment period has been opened and residents may comment via email to or by mail to Joe Taylor, Salt Lake City Transportation Division, 349 South 200 East Suite 150, SLC UT 84111. 


Foothills Natural Area Trail System – The Salt Lake City Public Lands Department is committed to receiving ongoing feedback from the Greater Avenues residents regarding the Foothills. We are consistently updating our website to include accurate and helpful information on the evaluation of the Trails Plan, trail maintenance projects, reports from the Foothills Rangers, trail descriptions and maps, SLC Be WILD etiquette program, as well as Foothills-related projects like the trailhead construction projects, the Rocky Mountain Power Wildfire Mitigation project, and the I-Street Bike Park Management Plan project. Please visit www.SLCTrails.com to find links and helpful information to all of these projects and/or contact Recreational Trails Manager, Tyler Fonarow, at  with any questions or comments or to schedule a phone discussion.  


  Managing Wildfire Risks in the Avenues - see the GACC Wildfire webpage HERE ALWAYS USE FIRE SENSE - even in winter! Fire sense is common sense. The trick is just using it. We all know that heat or sparks plus dry grass and brush equals a whole lot of trouble.  Here are two web sites that give practical tips on creating defensible space around our homes: https://utahfiresense.org/ and https://utahfireinfo.gov/


 Salt Lake City’s Urban Forest, containing over 90,000 trees growing along city streets and in parks and natural areas, is a legacy from the first residents of Salt Lake City to those who live and visit here today. The first visitors and residents of this valley found a harsh and arid landscape and planted and cared for trees to improve their environment. Since then, the generations that have come after have enjoyed the lasting benefits of an established urban forest. From cooling shade to inspiring beauty, Salt Lake City’s urban tree canopy cleans our air, quiets urban noise, and calms not only our valley winds, but our minds as well. Learn more at: Urban Forestry | Public Lands Department (slc.gov) 


   SLC Park Strip, Landscape Policy Changes -   Public comments are being taken by the Salt Lake City Planning Division and Planning Commission as they consider city-wide changes to the Landscaping Chapter of the Zoning Code. This includes proposed revision of the Park Strip ordinance under which many city residents have been penalized for their water conservation efforts.   The proposed Park Strip policy revision would require one "street tree" every 30 feet and vegetation covering at least 30% of the area.  See all proposed amendments HERE. The Planning Commission will consider landscape/park strip ordinance changes at its April 26 meeting.  Public comments can be submitted in-person or via email to Nan Larsen at .  Reference case number PLNPCM2023-00098 in the subject line. The agenda for next Wednesday's (April 26) Planning Commission meeting is HEREThe Planning Commission's recommendations will then be presented to the City Council for final approval.

Avenues Calendar

3 Jul
Community Meeting
Date Jul 03, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10 Jul
Board Meeting
Jul 10, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
7 Aug
Community Meeting
Aug 07, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14 Aug
Board Meeting
Aug 14, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4 Sep
Community Meeting
Sep 04, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11 Sep
Board Meeting
Sep 11, 2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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