Inland Port Public Engagement Meetings

19 February 2019 Published in News & Events

Envision Utah has been contracted to carry out "public engagement" for the Utah Inland Port.  The initial public open houses listed below are the first two scheduled.  

Tuesday, February 19th | 6-8 p.m.
State Fairgrounds – Zions Building
155 N 1000 W
Salt Lake City, UT 84116


Thursday, February 28th | 6-8 p.m.
Franklin Elementary School
1115 W 300 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Please note that Envision Utah is being paid $100,000 for this work labelled "public engagement", but which is likely to be a PR initiative designed to sell the public on the Port. 

There is also a survey that one can take. Go to https://www.utahinlandport.org/public-meetings.
Be aware that this survey is part of Envision Utah's efforts to sway the public.  As Terry Marasco of Moms for Clean Air says:
1. It presents it as a done deal. You may want to comment that that is a questionable assumption
2. It mentions nothing of the rushed and non-transparent way it (the Inland Port) was rushed thru the 2018 legislature (last 45 minutes for the legislature to read the bill!), and what do you think about that..
3. It mentions nothing about the fact that the state took away a huge chunk of salt lake city/county and put it in state hands
4. It says nothing about the fact that perhaps $500M of school tax revenues will be removed from the SL school district

Hope to see you there. 

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Why We Care

  • Years ago the Great Salt Lake was a entertainment destination for the people of Salt Lake City. One of my ancestors had a vacation home near Black Rock, where he would take his family to escape the heat and cares of the city. That was a long time ago and a lot has changed since then. For many reasons the lake is not as popular as it once was. But it has been a source of peace, contemplation, and inspiration to me. I reflect on photos I have seen of the grand days of Saltair and the love of floating in the lake. I have done this myself on numerous occasions. I love the sensation of effortlessly floating. And we can escape the cares of the world.

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