This weekend, animal lovers are rally-ing in support of Geist, a dog shot dead by a Salt Lake City police officer who was searching for a missing boy. Ogdenites won’t want to miss a hearing to approve arts funding and other issues during the week. The beginning of July also brings the monthly meeting of the Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee.
Justice for Geist Rally
Saturday, June 28
Animal advocates were shocked when in mid-June, a Salt Lake City police officer shot and killed Geist, a dog that was in the backyard of his Sugar House home. The officer was searching the area for a missing 3-year-old when, entering the backyard, he felt threatened by the dog and shot him. Now, advocates are calling on the officer to be held accountable for this lethal use of force at a rally outside the Salt Lake City Police Department. Ralliers also want the rest of the force to be trained on the appropriate use of force.
Salt Lake City Police Department, 475 S. 300 East, June 28, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., citywk.ly/1q1UhbV
Ogden City Council
Tuesday, July 1
The O-Town council is looking for residents to weigh in on a few matters of pressing city business. The city council needs input on allocating $50,000 for the funding of public art installations throughout the city. The council will also be discussing a proposal to annex land near 450 N. Jefferson Ave. for single and multifamily housing.
Ogden City Hall, 2549 Washington Blvd., 801-399-4357, July 1, 6 p.m., OgdenCity.com
Salt Lake County Bicycle Advisory Committee
Wednesday, July 2
Every month, this volunteer panel gathers to brainstorm ways to promote safe, bikeable communities along the Wasatch Front. If you’re a believer in people-powered pedalin’ advocacy, then swing by the meeting and learn more about the committee’s role and how to get involved in events and plans.
Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 S. State, Room S-1010, July 2, 5:30-7:30 p.m., SLCO.org/bicycle