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Council Overrides Veto of Downtown Skybridge

Council Overrides Veto of Downtown Skybridge

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(KSL News) The Salt Lake City Council voted to override Mayor Rocky Anderson's veto of a proposed downtown skybridge.

By a vote of six to one, council members decided to keep the skybridge as part of downtown renovation plans. The vote was identical to the one that allowed the skybridge in the first place.

The bridge would connect the two sections of the City Creek Center project using a skywalk over Main Street.

Mayor Anderson vetoed plans for the bridge saying it would keep people from exiting on to Main Street to shop and obstruct views of Ensign peak.

Some on the council said Anderson's assertion that they didn't understand the city's master plan was offensive. Others say there are strict guidelines on the bridge's design and final details must be brought before the council before building begins.

Anderson stormed into the chamber just after the vote and scolded the council for suggesting city blocks are too long to walk.

You can read more about the vote in today's Deseret Morning News.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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