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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is available to meet with constituents for 10-minute, face-to-face personal meetings. Take some time now before the Aug. 11 primary to tell him what's on your mind. Then, head to the hills to destroy some of the invasive myrtle spurge weed which, year by year, takes over more of our mountains. Top off the week with a hearing at the Capitol where lawmakers will discuss state policies regarding use of deadly force by police officers.

Purge the Spurge
Saturday, April 25
Anyone paying attention as they run, bike or hike along the foothills in the Salt Lake Valley will notice a weed, kinda tropical looking, taking over pretty much everything. Sure, it's sort of pretty, but this invasive plant, myrtle spurge, totally sucks. So put on your hiking boots, dust off that spade, grab a pair of gloves and help purge the Grandeur Peak area of spurge!
Grandeur Peak at Parley's Trailhead, 2900 South Wasatch Blvd., Millcreek Township, April 25, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Facebook.com/SLCoOpenSpace

Use of Force by Police
Monday, April 27
It seems like only a short time ago that Utah's lawmakers were busy hammering out hundreds of new laws on Capitol Hill. If you missed them, then don't sweat—some of them will be back this week to attend the Administrative Rules Review Committee, where lawmakerswill review state and local policies regarding use of force by police.
House Building, Room 30, west side of Utah Capitol, 350 S. State, 9 a.m., April 27, Le.Utah.Gov

Meet the Mayor
Friday, April 30
Mayor Ralph Becker is looking to pull down a third term at City Hall but is facing challenges from District 4 Councilman Luke Garrott and former state legislator Jackie Biskupski. Before he gets distracted by the Aug. 11 primary election, now's a good time to get the mayor's ear for 10 minutes during his monthly one-on-one meetings. Sign up for an April 30 meeting now by calling 801-535-7704.
Salt Lake City and County Building, 451 S. State, Room 306, 4:30-6 p.m., April 30. Sign-ups for next month's meetings on May 18.

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