While at the same time complaining about the state stealing their zoning rules power, Salt Lake City has steamrolled the community councils with restrictive ordinances on homes. The Yalecrest Community Council worked for four years to create their overlay plan, passing it in a very narrow vote. Other community councils were considering similar measures that would have played themselves out through healthy neighborhood debates. Why did the city feel it necessary to pass even more restrictive citywide covenants? If the city doesn't want its power usurped by the state, perhaps it should consider being a good example instead of making a mockery of the community councils.

Don Brown

Salt Lake City