Think of Your City & Don't Forget Mother 

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Before you head out into Salt Lake City and enjoy the sunshine, don’t forget to add your voice to the downtown master plan hearing this week. This weekend, celebrate Mother’s Day and families by joining a special celebration raising awareness of compassionate immigration reform, sponsored by the Salt Lake Dream Team. Later in the week, check out a variety of committee meetings at the Legislature covering everything from alcohol to Medicaid expansion.

Downtown Plan SLC Public Workshop
Thursday, May 9
Many changes have come to the heart of Salt Lake City’s downtown, and there are still many more to come. It’s time to add your voice to the process and choose your city’s own planning adventure. Take the opportunity to discuss which projects will lead SLC into the future while striking the right balance in development, open spaces, affordable housing and a transportation system that works. Salt Palace Convention Center, 100 S. West Temple, 801-535-7757, May 9, registration and open house at 5 p.m., workshop at 6 p.m., DowntownPlanSLC.com

For Our Mothers: A Celebration of Gratitude
Saturday, May 11
The never-give-up activists of the Salt Lake Dream Team will be celebrating mothers this weekend and calling for humane immigration reform that won’t tear apart families of immigrants. Come check out this free event that will include face painting for the kiddies, a photo booth and much more. Centro Civico Mexicano, 155 S. 600 West, 801-359-9316, May 11, 2-5 p.m., Facebook.com/SaltLake.DreamTeam

Legislative Interim Committees
Wednesday, May 15
Hit the Hill on Wednesday for a full lineup of legislative committee meetings that may be affecting you if they’re passed into law. The Health & Human Services Committee will be hearing a report on where the state stands in regard to whether or not to expand Medicaid coverage to more than 100,000 currently uninsured Utahns. The Business & Labor Committee will discuss possible liquor law and licensing changes. Utah State Capitol, 350 N. State, 801-538-1032, May 15, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., to listen to committee hearings online visit Le.Utah.gov

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