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This week, the Salt Lake City Council will be addressing the possibility of limiting off-street parking and issuing bonds for funding the Sugar House streetcar. Later, don’t miss interim day at the Legislature, as lawmakers chew the sausage-grinding fat on a variety of issues. You can also RSVP now for the Utah Tar Sands Resistance campout at the end of the month in protest of an Estonian company’s plans to develop oil shale in the wilds of eastern Utah.

Salt Lake City Council
Tuesday, Oct. 15

Since it costs green to make the city green, the public has been invited by the Salt Lake City Council to sound off on several sustainability policies. The council will discuss issuing bonds to fund the Sugar House streetcar as well as improvements, including a “greenway” surrounding the line. Another ordinance under review would cap the number of off-street parking spots, add bike lanes, expand regulations for bicycle parking and make other changes.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 315, 801-535-7600, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.,

Legislative Interim Day
Wednesday, Oct. 16

The next Legislature is fast approaching, so come find out what issues lawmakers will be tackling in 2014. The Health & Human Services Committee will talk about state and federal health-care reform, as well as a proposal to raise the minimum age for Utahns to use e-cigarettes. The Natural Resources panel will discuss an audit of the Wolf Management Fund, while another group will present a report on reducing water pollution in the state.
Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1029, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Stop Enefit! No Oil Shale Campout
Oct. 25-27

Estonian energy company Enefit is looking to expand the oil-shale strip mining that has left Estonia’s citizens with respiratory ailments and piles of waste and come to eastern Utah to set up an oil-shale mine. That’s why the Utah Tar Sands Resistance is inviting folks to RSVP now for a campout in the wilderness to see what could be lost by industrial strip mining in Utah’s great outdoors.
Campout on Oct. 25-27, for more info visit

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