The Way It Is | Shaantai Leary of East Coast Subs | The Way It Is | Salt Lake City Weekly

The Way It Is | Shaantai Leary of East Coast Subs 

Pin It

Rising fuel costs have pushed the Salt Lake City 2009 budget into the red by nearly $1 million, causing city leaders to consider reducing free meter parking nights and weekends. Local businesses, however, railed against this, saying it would scare business away and hurt the downtown image. The council relented and is considering scaling back funding for programs like citywide tree planting. City Weekly asked Shaantai Leary, of the downtown East Coast Subs what she thought.

I like the idea of free parking on Saturdays but to cut environmental programs—that doesn’t make sense. It seems stupid to cut down environmental programs. There has to be something else they can do, like maybe reducing [free parking] from two hours to one hour.

Pin It

More by Eric S. Peterson

Latest in The Way It Is

  • The Way It Is

    Congress recently passed a bill extending unemployment benefits for another 13 weeks nationwide. While the bill in Utah may help more than 12,000 unemployed in the state, Republican congressmen Chris Cannon and Rob Bishop voted against the bill, agreeing with President George W.
    • Nov 24, 2008
  • The Way It Is | Michael Berry of Michael Berry Custom Framing

    With the largest bank collapse in U.S. history hanging over desperate political negotiations on the proposed $700 billion Wall Street bailout, economic anxiety is running high across the country. City Weekly asked Michael Berry of Michael Berry Custom...
    • Oct 1, 2008
  • The Way It Is | Riki Eastmond of Bennion Jewelers

    School vouchers are re-emerging as a 2008 election issue. The Utah Democratic Party is reminding voters of Republican support of the voucher issue, which was defeated in referendum this past November. State GOP leaders, however, contend that school vouchers...
    • Sep 24, 2008
  • More »

© 2023 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation