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This week, the Utah Transit Authority will be meeting to discuss goals and budgets for 2015, and many advocates will be curious to see if these goals include increased bus service. This weekend, you can hear from former Salt Lake City councilman Soren Simonsen as he talks about the Impact Hub and its work putting entrepreneurs and innovators together in the same room to brainstorm a brighter future. Later, don't miss Interim Day on the Hill, when lawmakers will talk about everything from processing rape kits to possibly doing away with daylight saving time.

UTA Executive Committee Meeting
Friday, Oct. 10

More than 3,000 Utahns recently delivered a petition to UTA asking for expanded bus service, especially in the evening hours. At this meeting, committee members will talk about the 2015 budget and the goals they want to accomplish for the coming year. Show up to see if buses are in the budget or if it will be business as usual for UTA. Utah Transit Authority, 669 W. 200 South, 801-287-2580, Oct. 10, 9-10 a.m., RideUTA.com

Forum for Questioning Minds
Sunday, Oct. 12

At this free and public forum, former Salt Lake City Councilman Soren Simonsen will be talking about impact—specifically the Impact Hub, a community space in Salt Lake City where businesses and nonprofits can work, network and collaborate on innovative approaches to helping their community and the environment. Salt Lake City Main Library, 210 E. 400 South, 801-524-8200, Oct. 12, noon-2 p.m., Questioning-Minds.org

Legislative Interim Day
Wednesday, Oct. 15

The 2015 Legislature is just around the corner, and this week you can get a good look at some of the laws and policies being developed before the chaotic session begins in January. Committees run all day and include a review of energy policy at the Natural Resources, Agriculture & Environment Committee; a status update on funding rape-kit processing at the Law Enforcement & Criminal Justice Committee; and a report on keeping or ditching daylight saving time at the Economic Development & Workforce Services Committee. Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1029, Oct. 15, 8:40 a.m.-5 p.m., Le.Utah.gov

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