The Millcreek City Council and staff met yesterday to discuss projections and goals for the City for 2023 and beyond, and to let our state legislators in on our priorities.
In a strategic planning session that started the day, each department head presented a 2022 Year in Review and goals for 2023. (Stay tuned to this newsletter, where we’ll publish their lists.)
The council discussed formulation of the City’s budget for the next fiscal year, and the council’s priorities, as well as projections for the next five years.
Legislators representing Millcreek joined the Council and staff for lunch, including Senators Stephanie Pitcher and Nate Blouin and Representatives Doug Owens and Sahara Hayes. They discussed the City’s priorities for the upcoming legislative session, including:
- Keeping a close eye on any potential legislation that would allow the proposed mine in Parleys Canyon
- Proposed restrictions on local control over planning and development, state policies to encourage housing affordability
- Simplifying regulations affecting local government
State legislators also briefed the Council on legislation they were working on, particularly in the areas of water conservation and housing (un)affordability.
The mayor and council will be coordinating closely with our legislators and the City’s lobbyists throughout the session to watch for bills that could impact Millcreek, and to seek out grants and appropriations to benefit City residents.
New City Hall Update
Council, staff, and Unified Police representatives then toured the City Hall construction, where they observed the completed concrete structure, and the ongoing installation of ductwork, conduit, roughed-in plumbing, and interior walls. It is now possible to see the layout of the ground-floor public market space as well as the layout of the 3rd floor UPD Precinct Headquarters. Soon the timber roof will be placed and the exterior skin will start going on the frame. Construction is on track for completion in August of 2023, when both the City’s and the UPD’s current leases terminate.
Source: Millcreek City press release