SALT LAKE CITY — Lawmakers are turning their attention to a stretch of the Jordan River, proposing to spend $1 million for added police patrols and improvements such as lighting and boat ramps.Comment on this story
The measure, HB216, by Rep. Mike Winder, R-West Valley City, proposes a half-million dollars in one-time funding and another half-million dollars in ongoing funding to make improvements along the river from state Route 201 to about 4500 South.
It is within that same corridor that a proposed homeless shelter for men will be situated in South Salt Lake and where transient camps are popular.
Winder said 6,000 tons of trash were removed from the Jordan River corridor as efforts continue to improve the riparian waterway and its surrounding areas.
The bill passed unanimously in the House and in the Senate Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee, and it now moves onto the full Senate.