Signs of the Times 

Landmarks, recoveries & education

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If you happen to think the last thing a historic neighborhood needs is a billboard advertising a furniture-liquidation sale, you might want to check out the Salt Lake City Historic Landmark Commission meeting, where rules for commercial billboards in historic neighborhoods will be discussed. Later, take part in a charity run to benefit recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. And later, you’ll want to attend an education committee meeting at the Legislature to discuss grading Utah’s educational system.

Historic Landmark Commission
Thursday, Sept. 15

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is petitioning to rewrite city guidelines for billboards in SLC’s historic ’hoods. The mayor’s proposed sign guidelines will set style designs for commercial signs, rules for constructing new signs and maintenance of existing signs. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, Room 326, 801-535-7708, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m., SLCGov.com/CED/HLC

Recovery Day 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, Sept. 17

September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery month, and it’s a good time to help those helping others to be free from the chains of addiction. Come out and support the Utah Support Advocates for Recovery Awareness nonprofit with the Recovery Day 5K. For $30 the day of, you can raise awareness of the need for stronger addiction treatment services here in Utah, as well as help those currently in recovery. Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main, 855-698-7272, Sept. 17, run starts 8:30 a.m.; other activities continue through 4 p.m., UtahRecoveryDay.com

Education Interim Committee
Wednesday, Sept. 21

The Legislature is reviewing the progress of a number of education-transparency measures at this week’s committee hearing. The Utah State Office of Education will be updating the committee on a Web portal that allows the public to compare information about public schools at the click of a button. Later, there will be an update on a bill passed in 2010 that will evaluate Utah public schools with grades A-F. Finally, the committee will discuss how to better evaluate and grade public-school teachers. Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State, Room 445, 801-538-1032, Sept. 21, 8:30 a.m., Le.Utah.Gov

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