Redistricting Commission, Sustainable City Code Initiative & Saturday Service With Horizonte 

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With the U.S. census wrapping up, it’s the time when political maps need to be redrawn. You’ll want to keep an eye on the folks with the maps and red pens, so don’t miss a Salt Lake County Redistricting Commission meeting this week. For those curious about green rewrite, you won’t want to miss an open house addressing changes to Salt Lake City’s sustainability code. Later this weekend, give politics a rest and volunteer your time tutoring adult refugees.

Salt Lake County Redistricting Commission
Thursday, Feb. 17

The county council will be bringing its map-making skills together to discuss crucial redistricting plans for school-district and political boundaries. Hear public comment, a debate on council direction for school-district reapportionment as well as a legal update on variations between council districts.
Salt Lake County Government Center, Room S1003, 2001 S. State, 801-468-3470, , Feb. 17, 4-6 p.m., SLCo.org

Sustainable City Code Initiative Open House
Thursday, Feb. 17

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is still muscling up city ordinance to support sustainability. Topics to be discussed at this open house include zoning-text amendments affecting housing diversity, accessory-dwelling units, outdoor lighting and recycling. There will also be discussion given to the controversial move to develop a regional athletic complex along the Jordan River Parkway.
Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Feb. 17, 4:30-6 p.m., 801-535-7757, SLCGov.com/ced/planning

Saturday Service With Horizonte
Saturday, Feb. 19

Partake in a free breakfast, courtesy of the do-gooders at the University of Utah’s Bennion Community Service Center, and then carpool and spend the rest of the morning tutoring adult refugees at the Horizonte Training Center (1234 S. Main). Bring a book suited to a third- to fourth-grade reading level. Helping adult refugees with literacy is a great way to enrich the lives of those struggling to become a part of their new community.
Ray Olpin Union, Room 101, University of Utah, 200 S. Central Campus Drive, 801-581-4811, Feb. 19, 8:30 a.m.-noon, BennionCenter.org

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