Chalk it up: Salt Lake City seeks resident feedback via blackboards

Published: Thursday, Oct. 25 2012 7:00 p.m. MDT

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker talks about the new 8-foot tall chalkboards erected on Regent Street in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. Salt Lake City is currently engaged in various, innovative public outreach efforts to gather the ideas and feedback of residents to help shape municipal projects and policy direction. All of the responses posted on the boards will be gathered and included in a widespread public engagement effort that will inform and shape upcoming decisions about the city's new performing arts venue.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

Mayor Ralph Becker debuts Salt Lake City's new 8-foot chalkboards on Thursday. The city's Urban Intervention Project seeks feedback from residents at what will be the site of the city's Performing Arts Center. The project consists of two chalkboards asking the public to complete the following sentences:

I hope the new Performing Arts Center will

A great arts district includes

The best thing about this area is

All responses posted on the boards will be gathered and included in a public engagement effort to inform and shape decisions about the city's future performing arts venue.

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