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South Jordan residents will want to check out a hearing to go over the city’s budget proposal and make sure they know where their tax dollars are going and where they’re not. Later, a forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics will talk about the budgeting consumers will have to make to move toward a de-carbonized economy. Also, don’t miss a meeting of the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee.

South Jordan Budget Hearing
Thursday, Feb. 27

Have you ever given someone money and asked them to pick up food for you, and they ended up grabbing something you hate? Now imagine your elected officials directed your tax dollars to services and purchases that you totally disagree with—it’s much more annoying, when you think about it. If you’re a South Jordan resident, go to this public budget hearing so that you don’t find out after the fact how your money got spent.
South Jordan City Hall, 1600 W. Towne Center Drive, Police Training Room, 801-254-3742, Feb. 27, 5:30 p.m., SJC.Utah.gov/Council.asp

New Pathways for a De-Carbonizing Economy
Friday, Feb. 28

Putting the economy on a low-carbon, high-renewable-energy diet isn’t an impossible feat and begins with the everyday consumer. Juliet Schor, an economist, author, former Harvard instructor and current professor of sociology at Boston College, will be talking about simple solutions for filtering the fossil fuels out of our economy at this free and open public forum.
Orson Spencer Hall, Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, University of Utah, 801-581-8501, Feb. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hinckley.Utah.edu

Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee
Wednesday, March 5

Good bicycling weather is just around the corner, and nothing makes a trip on two wheels more enjoyable than knowing that your county government’s got your back. If you want to make sure Salt Lake County supports bikers and is interested in making your community a place of harmony for pedestrians and motorists as well as cyclists, then check out the monthly advisory committee meeting.
Salt Lake County Government Building, 2001 S. State, Room 1010, 801-468-3000, March 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SLCO.org/Bicycle

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