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You could almost hear the collective sigh of relief Monday afternoon when Mayor Rocky Anderson, surrounded by an array of community leaders, announced a proposed solution to the distressingly disruptive Main Street Plaza controversy.
Without doubt, it is a win-win solution.
-For the city and its beleaguered mayor, a way out of a perplexing legal conundrum.
-For the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a means to preserve the peace and tranquility of a community treasure.
-For the citizens of Salt Lake City, especially those in the Glendale neighborhood, a vastly expanded community facility to help meet a variety of significant needs.
Is it a perfect solution? Of course not! And wisely, it won’t be rubber-stamped. Both the mayor and the city council have pledged to subject the proposal to intense public scrutiny. Still, it appears workable and acceptable. And it illustrates what people of goodwill can accomplish when push comes to shove.
KSL joins grateful citizens in thanking Mayor Anderson for a willingness to "think outside the box," a trio of philanthropists for their therapeutic generosity, and the major parties involved for their input and cooperative spirit.
Now, let the healing begin!