In a 4-1 vote, the City Council has endorsed the proposed Salt Lake County jail plan.
Mayor Dale Gardiner said that while he sees the need for the new jail, he is miffed that the county is asking the public to support a bond election after spending many million dollars on a new county complex at 21st South and State. He said commissioners spent far too much on what he termed "the palace" and should have saved some of that money for the proposed minimum-security jail planned for an area near the Jordan River in South Salt Lake.Councilman Terry Wright said he believes it was the county's responsibility to generate support for the jail proposal and that the city should not be involved. He was the only councilman voting against the resolution of support.
Councilwoman Jan Wells said the city should support the county and led the voting in favor of the measure.