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The summer heat is broiling but lucky for you, there are plenty of well-air-conditioned public meetings to drop in on and have your voice heard and your temperature cooled at the same time. Draperians won’t want to miss a hearing over allowing electronic signs in certain parts of the city, while Salt Lake City residents should attend a hearing for a proposed $10 million in motor-fuel excise tax revenue bonds to be issued for road repairs. Later this week, the Legislature will have Interim day with a whole day’s worth of committees to check out.

Draper City Council
Tuesday, July 15

Depending on your view of advertising, electronic signs can be a convenient way to learn about a business or just another eyesore in a world full of flashing distraction. If you have an opinion on the matter, then the Draper City Council wants to hear it in regard to a proposal to allow e-signs in commercially zoned areas of the city. Draper City Hall, 1020 E. Pioneer Road, 801-576-6502, July 15, 7 p.m., Draper.Ut.Us

Salt Lake City Council Bond Hearing
Tuesday, July 15

Salt lake City wants to issue $10 million in bonds to help fund road maintenance in the city. Before your sales tax funds make their contribution to this project, make sure you show up and give your two cents at this public forum. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, 801-535-7600, July 16, 7 p.m.,

Legislative Interim Day
Wednesday, July 16

Get a sneak peek at bills that will show up in the 2015 session by checking out Interim day on the hill. A bill that would allow state air quality regulators to enact regulations more stringent than federal ones died last session and will be discussed again in the Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee. Meanwhile, the Transportation Interim Committee will hear a report on sales tax earmarks as a way to fund transportation projects. Meetings will happen all day and are listened to online. Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-530-1029, July 16, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Le.Utah.Gov

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