A special election proposal to change West Jordan's form of government will be the subject of two public meetings being conducted by the group of residents that requested the election.
The Committee for Change is planning 7 p.m. meetings May 2 at the West Jordan branch library, 1970 W. 78th South, and May 9 at Joel P. Jensen Middle School, 8105 S. 32nd West.The committee is promoting a change from the current manager/ council government to a mayor/ council government and has planned the meetings to discuss the advantages its members believe the mayor/council form would have for West Jordan, said committee member and former City Councilman H. Niel Andersen.
Andersen said he plans to invite a city representative to the meetings to provide an opposing point of view.
In response to a petition circulated by the committee, the City Council has scheduled a yes-or-no vote on the proposed change in conjunction with a May 23 Salt Lake County special bond election.
City Manager Ron Olson said the city is also required by law to prepare a voter information pamphlet that will contain statements and rebuttals from parties representing both sides of the issue. That pamphlet should go to the printer Tuesday and will be mailed to all West Jordan residents May 15.