MONITOR THE INLAND PORT
Never mind that the inland port board canceled its June and July meetings. Apparently, they had to take time off from the hard work of building an economy on the ashes of the environment while the new director gets comfortable. Envision Utah has reconvened several working groups, and it appears that officials are looking at ways to use tax increments to incentivize sustainable development. Shouldn't sustainability be integral to the plan? With the port sited in the vulnerable Northwest Quadrant, it's important that the public check out the plans as they go forward. Here are two Upcoming Envision Utah Meetings: Roads, Rail & Air, 4501 S. 2700 West, Redwood Conference Room B, 1st Floor, Thursday, July 11, 2-3:30 p.m., free; Workforce, Education, & Corporate Recruitment, Utah Tax Commission, 210 N. 1950 West, Room 1026-1027, Friday, July 12, 10-11:30 a.m., free, bit.ly/30dAyL4.
VIGIL TO END DETENTION CAMPS
Be part of a national vigil, a coalition dedicated to human rights and the fundamental principle behind democracy that all human beings have a right to life, liberty and dignity, say the organizers of Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps. Thousands of Americans will go to the streets or community gatherings in solidarity against the inhumane treatment of migrants. At many of these events in places like El Paso, Washington, D.C., and Salt Lake City, legislators, activists, organizers and members of impacted communities speak at the candlelight vigil. "Congress is refusing to stop the president and his policies. We cannot allow these atrocities to be perpetrated in our name," lawyer and organizer Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin says. Constitution Park, 300 N. 1300 West, Friday, July 12, 9-10 p.m., free, bit.ly/2XJVfk5.
ANOTHER MAYORAL DEBATE
Hey, you can't get enough of these—especially with eight candidates running for Salt Lake City mayor. The SLC Community Council Mayoral Debate brings together many of the city's community councils, which understand the city's problems from the ground up. The Sugar House, Ballpark, Liberty Wells, Downtown and Central City community councils, as well as the Central Ninth Neighborhood District and East Liberty Park Community Organization are hosting an hour-long meet-and-greet before the debate. Westminster College, Jewett Center for the Performing Arts, 1250 E. 1700 South, Tuesday, July 16, 5-8 p.m., free, bit.ly/30dAf2S.