SALT LAKE CITY — Ready to tote a watering can in the name of public service?

Salt Lake City leaders may turn to residents' benevolence as part of the solution to close a nearly $19 million budget gap for the coming year.

One idea surfaced during Tuesday's Salt Lake City Council meeting to utilize volunteers to cover some city services that might have to be cut, such as tending the flower baskets and planters throughout the city or moving the digital "speed boards" that remind drivers to slow down.

Council members have until the end of June to finalize budget decisions.

— Arthur Raymond