Neighborhood News Blog

The latest news and thoughts on living in the Avenues

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A new blog to go with our new web page – from your Avenues Council webmaster and newsletter co-editor. You can expect more fact than opinions in this space.

Did you know the Avenues Council is intended to be primarily apolitical? Our Bylaws and mission objectives are to fairly present all sides of many issues and let our citizens decide what course of action we take.

For example at our August 7th community meeting we will have a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. outside the library where you can meet the Republican and Democrat candidates for Salt Lake County Mayor, and the Republican and Democrat candidates for Salt Lake County Council At Large “C” races. The candidates then will be given time during the meeting inside the library at 6:00 p.m. to introoduce themselves. 

Your Avenues Council will continue presenting candates to the community at our Stetember, October and November meetings. We are organizing a larger Candidate Night to be held at the Memorial House in Memory Grove Park in October. Stay tuned here and at avenuescouncil.org’s Civic Engagement page for details. 

Other ways the GACC is apolitical – We may hold discussions and call for a vote, and present the results of any votes taken. We may hold debates and conduct surveys and gather public opinions. The Avenues Council itself does not take a position on issues. 

 We will also continue to bring the community together with service projects and celebration events like the Memory Grove Cleanup, the Avenues Street Fair, our wonderful Salt Lake Avenues Community Choir‘s holiday concerts!  We have established a new Service Committee to coordinate efforts in our Avenues neighborhood headed by Paul Walton (pwalton@dsdmail.net). Please let us know of any service opportunities for our community that you would like people to get involved in. Our goal is to streamline communication so people are aware of the service opportunities in our community. This will include things we already do like the sock drive, movie nights for the homeless at the First United Methodist Church, cemetery Post-Memorial Day Cleanup and others.  Our first service project for August is donating backpacks to Bryant Middle School. There are many students there who need school supplies. In the past low-quality backpacks were donated that didn’t last through the year. Please consider buying some high-quality backpacks with a handful of pencils in the pouch to help these students! You can just drop them off at Bryant Middle School, 40 S 800 E. Thank you and visit avenuescouncil.org to see more service opportunities in the Avenues.

Below are links to some of our events and opportunities, and the latest information on things happening in and around the Avenues.  Our goal is always to bring our residents and businesses relevant information that helps improve the quality of life for all.

Mayor’s Office Open House To Be Held at Avenues on Fourth – Mon. July 15  from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Avenues on Fourth, 376 East 4th Avenue. Bring any of your questions or concerns for the Mayor’s Community Outreach Team led by Alicia De León. Send questions or concerns any time to Alicia.DeLeon@slcgov.com, or call Alicia at (801) 535-6048.

SCL E-Bike Vouchers – Clean Air SLC has launched a long-anticipated e-bike voucher program to promote better air quality and get cars off the road. Voucher applications must be submitted by July 16. The goal is to replace car trips with bike rides and reduce local air pollution. 

 

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