After last month’s Speak to the Mayor program, an anonymous email was sent to KVNU thanking Logan Mayor Holly Daines for reviving the Neighborhood Council meetings. The individual said that during the previous series of meetings they learned a lot about the city and hopes the city learned a lot about its’ neighborhoods. On this month’s program on Wednesday’s For the People, the mayor said they have held one meeting so far and the turn-out was good.
“It was good. We’ve met with the Ellis neighborhood, and I appreciate that feedback from the listener. Sometimes you do things and you think, ‘did it make a difference? Did it have an impact?’ But I am really looking forward to again re-instituting these councils and enjoyed the first discussion with Ellis,” said Daines.
“I think it’s just a really important way for us to reach out as a city and to try and hear from our citizens on issues that concern them, for us to be able to take ideas to them and say, ‘Hey, we’re thinking about this. Is this a good idea? Is it a bad idea? How does it impact your neighborhood?’”
She said one topic that was addressed at the meeting had to do with leash laws and the current restrictions on dogs in parks. Many other Utah cities do allow leashed dogs and even have dog parks. Daines said this will be on the agenda of other neighborhood council meetings to gauge how residents feel about it. Changing the ordinance is ultimately up to the municipal council.