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
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.
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.
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
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.
@Joe SchmoeYes, 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?
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.