Veto Rally, Laptop Packs, TOSA Expansion, West View Stories
Hosted by Lara Jones and Billy Palmer, tonight's #OpenMicActivists included:
- Doug Hoefling on tomorrow's rally calling for Gov. Herbert to Veto HB 155, a law passed by the Utah Legislature lowering the blood alcohol level from 0.08 to 0.05 for DUIs.
- Tommy Hamby and Shauna Edson of the Salt Lake City Public Library share news of a new pilot program of laptop packs, which become available tomorrow morning for check out at Glendale, Day-Riverside, Chapman and Main branch locations. All you need is your library card to check out a laptop and wifi hotspot for 21 days. Visit slcpl.org/techleague for more details and signup for computer classes.
- Tim Stay, CEO of The Other Side Academy, which needs the city to grant a conditional use for large groups and homes in order to expand its unique peer-to-peer program that helps participants rebuild their lives. TOSA's request goes before the SLC Planning Commission Tuesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m. If you support their cause, they're looking for letters of support. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tonight's panel discussion focused on the Diversity Issue of The West View, a community newsroom chronicling life on the Capital City’s west side. Guests included: Publisher/editor Charlotte Fife-Jepperson; writers Amy Jordan, Trinh Mai, Dane Hess, Nigel Swaby, and Atticus Agustin. The West View holds its next newsroom meeting tomorrow morning. For details, send an email to email@example.com.