This weekend, a gathering will take place outside the Saratoga Springs Police Department to demand answers and accountability for the police shooting of Darrien Hunt, a young black resident who died while dressed in a samurai costume. Later, swing by Interim Day at the Utah Legislature, where lawmakers will be discussing everything from transportation funding and public lands to a bill to limit campaign contributions to candidates for office. You can also drop in at the Utah Transit Authority board meeting to sound off on the proposed 2015 budget.
Rally for Darrien Hunt
Friday, Nov. 14
While the Utah County Attorney's office has ruled the shooting of Darrien Hunt justified, many still question the use of force, especially given a medical examiner's report confirming Hunt was shot in the back while fleeing police. Community members will rally to remember Hunt and call for restraint in the use of deadly force by police.
Saratoga Springs Police Department, 1307 N. Commerce Drive Suite 120, Saratoga Springs, Nov. 14, 1-5 p.m. citywk.ly/10RHkXv
Legislative Interim Day
Wednesday, Nov. 19
The 2015 session is right around the corner, and this week, you can hear about coming bills, like a proposal by Rep. Brian King, D-Salt Lake City, to put limits on campaign contributions to try to keep special interests from outright buying politicians through campaign donations. Other committees will hear reports on transportation funding, public-lands fights and other key issues.
Utah Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1029, Nov. 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Le.Utah.gov
UTA Budget Hearing
Wednesday, Nov. 19
After a scathing audit dinged the Utah Transit Authority on questionable developments and a lack of bus service, UTA is now looking for public comment on its proposed 2015 budget. While the budget does look to increase bus funding by a little more than $500,000, it also proposes more than $4.2 million in new real-estate/development expenses. Show up, speak up and don't get railed.
UTA Headquarters, 669 W. 200 South, 801-287-2580, Nov. 19, 2-5 p.m., RideUTA.com