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A Municipal New Year 

Get active than at your local city hall

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Make 2013 a lucky year for keeping tabs on your local government by resolving to show up at more city-council meetings. It’s true that the bureaucratic grind of local government can be wearisome, but if you want to have the most direct influence on the folks who have the most impact on your community, neighborhood—and even your home—there’s no better place to get active than at your local city hall.

Salt Lake City Council
Tuesday, Jan. 8
Salt Lake City is looking to put together a Central Business Improvement Area for parts of downtown between North Temple and 400 South. The assessment area would be provided fees to help pretty up the neighborhood with Christmas lighting, event advertising, newsletters, transportation and other city services. If this sounds like a worthy cause to you—or not—then come speak up, or be assessed. Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State, 801-535-7600, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., SLCGov.com

West Jordan City Council
Wednesday, Jan. 9
Riparian-minded citizens will want to attend this meeting as West Jordan gets an update on the Jordan River Restoration Project, as well as a possible request for funding from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. The city council will also discuss and possibly act on the 2013 Economic Strategic Development Plan, as well as recommendations for city arts and events, among other topics. West Jordan City Hall, 8000 S. Redwood Road, 801-569-5117, Jan. 9, 6-9 p.m., CI.West-Jordan.ut.us

Saratoga Springs City Council
Wednesday, Jan. 9
The Saratoga Springs City Council is hosting the final public hearing regarding the Camp Williams Joint Land Use study. The study was borne out of the frustration property owners felt about the military base shooting guns and detonating artillery at various hours, and their questions about how the camp’s growth will affect nearby residents. Learn more about the study and take part in the discussion, or consider your opinion classified to your grumpy self. Camp Williams Readiness Center, 17800 S. Camp Williams Road, Riverton, 801-789-6610, Jan. 9, 6-7 p.m., CampWilliamsJLUS.com

Twitter: @EricSPeterson

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