Tomorrow evening the Salt Lake City Council will hold its final public hearing on the Main Street Plaza issue. On Thursday, the Council is scheduled to vote whether to approve Mayor Rocky Anderson’s proposal for resolving the matter.
In KSL’s view, the Mayor’s plan is a win-win solution for all involved. It should be approved!
-For the city leaders, it offers a way out of a perplexing legal conundrum.
-For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is a means to preserve the peace and tranquility of a significant piece of real estate.
-For the citizens of Salt Lake City, especially those in the Glendale neighborhood, it will provide an expanded community facility to help meet a variety of needs.
There’s no need to delay the decision until the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether it will become involved in the case. In this instance, it is best to resolve the dispute locally, making the Supreme Court’s involvement virtually moot. After all, city leaders have gone through a lengthy public hearing process. The issues have been dissected from every angle by those most closely and directly affected.
Now is the time for a local decision.
KSL encourages members of the Salt Lake City Council to move forward with their vote. They should approve the plan put forward nearly six months ago by Mayor Anderson and an impressive coalition of community leaders.