Comments about ‘Utahns' satisfaction with downtown Salt Lake City is on the rise’

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Published: Friday, July 11 2014 6:47 a.m. MDT

Updated: Friday, July 11 2014 6:47 a.m. MDT

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Joe Schmoe
Orem, UT

Nice commercial for downtown. The truth of the matter for me is it is all about parking. The city leaders still would rather collect a few quarters for parking instead of collecting my many dollars in tax money on the stuff I would buy. I hate driving into SLC.

Oh and the pac 12 banners everywhere don't do the city any favors either. What other city has banners of the conference their university is in? Put U of U banners up if you want to promote the school but everyone knows why the conference banners are up.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@Joe Schmoe

Yes, everyone knows why the PAC12 conference banners are up - because Utah is in the PAC12. By the way, I have personally observed Big 10 banners on public property in Ann Arbor, PAC12 banners in Palo Alto, and Big 12 banners in College Station. You haven't seen those because none of those teams will schedule BYU.

And while we're at it, why are BYU fans so repulsed by PAC12 banners? Does it still sting too much?

SomeClarityPlease
Quiet Neighborhood, UT

I will avoid Salt Lake as I have received a couple of petty tickets lately that seemed very aggressive on the city's part. Please spare me the argument of "don't break the law" as I am very law-abiding. It would seem to me that the hyper vigilance by a lot of cities is just a part of paying their own salaries (i.e. Sandy City's nonstop police presence along 700 East). I would propose that the proceeds from tickets go to charity or something else rather than back into city coffers and that would help reduce Big Government. At this rate, maybe someday I will be ticketed for littering when a piece of lint falls off of my clothing.

william e. kettley
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

We have lived in downtown SLC for 15 years now, and have never seen a city with more activity, ALL THE TIME ! Most of it is free for the enjoying. RE taxes are very affordable, values of properties are now at a low in our years here. I can't say enough good about life here in SLC. We watched the July 4th fireworks at the new U of U museum last week and had view of most everything exploded into the night sky. We walk City Creek almost every day, putting on about 3 miles, we swim in our 90 degree swimming pool almost every day. These amenities seem to be very plentiful in the condo type style of ownership here also. We love life in SLC, and hope to be here many years to come. My only concerns are the need for more water, and the elimination of the pollution in the winter.

Z
South Jordan, UT

Repulsed by the PAC12 banners? No. We actually think they are pretty funny. Kind of a desperate 'Look at how big we are!' plea for attention. But, honestly, we will be more impressed when the U gets the results to match the signs. Good luck, guys.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

The purpose of the city charging for parking is three fold: 1. Make Money 2. Discourage Driving 3. Prevent people from parking cars for hours, days, weeks at a time. Aggressive yes. But, the morons that were inconsiderate are the ones that forced the city to respond. If people were honest, considerate, kind and selfless. There would be very little need of government.

Don't get me wrong, I dislike big government as much as the next person. But, we can't force people to be decent.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

That's because Rocky Anderson is no longer there (at least for me).

I made a solemn oath to NEVER go down town or spend a cent downtown when Rocky was in power and berating people for coming to his town and fouling their air. If he doesn't want us... I won't go there.

I did have to go to a few Jazz games. Luckily I could have dinner in Sandy (where they want people with money to spend) and then ride Tracks to the game.

Now that he's gone... I have been downtown a lot more. It's very nice (now).

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