Paving Paradise

The Salt Lake City Council, sadly, unanimously voted in favor of beginning work on the multi-million dollar sports complex in Salt Lake City along the last undeveloped stretch of land on the Jordan River, despite testimony from scores of citizens against the location that will affect the riparian habitat in the parcel of land.Here are … Continue reading Paving Paradise

Saving open land in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is planning to move forward with plans to build a huge sports complex on open land that is home to the largest unprotected block of riparian habitat along the Jordan River....that is, unless the people take a stand to stop this madness.  Read the information below and plan to come to City … Continue reading Saving open land in Salt Lake City

Housing and employment protections for gays and lesbians

The Salt Lake City Council has become the first Utah City to pass ordinances that will prevent unfair housing practices based on sexual orientation.In a rare move, the LDS church attended last night's council meeting to support the ordinances.THE LGBT community has been working hard to foster a relationship with church officals.  Progress has been made and … Continue reading Housing and employment protections for gays and lesbians

Property Manager in Salt Lake City attempting to oust residents, local business

The Artspace building has long been a place where artists have been able to reside and work in Salt Lake City on meager incomes. Housed in the building is the local coffee shop A Cup of Joe, which has been open to the artist and peace communities and other progressive groups, opening its doors to … Continue reading Property Manager in Salt Lake City attempting to oust residents, local business

Salt Lake’s State of the City

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson made his State of the City Address last night.Anderson reviewed past accomplishments and outlined future goals. Anderson challenged leaders to take a stand on issues: Progress is about building—and leaving for the future—a better world and better communities. Whatever affects the people of Salt Lake City—whether it is garbage … Continue reading Salt Lake’s State of the City

My New Opportunity in Education

Last October an opportunity came my way that is perfect for me. I took over as Coordinator of my school's Service-Learning Program. The program was set up at the time for juniors and seniors to go into our community at various agencies and volunteer once per week during school time, with accountability in the form … Continue reading My New Opportunity in Education