Before Mayor McAdams presents his proposed budget, residents of Salt Lake County’s six townships will get the chance to voice their concerns and speak with officials about specific projects. Patrick Leary is the Executive Director for Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services. He says it’s important to him that
people know how the budget is being distributed.
“And one of the things that we love is working with our residents and helping them understand, you know, what we’re doing on their behalf,” says Leary. “And the best way to do that really is to get right down and look at what the plans are and to have a conversation with them about that.”
The Office of Township Services is less than two years old. This evening’s open house is the first of its kind. Leary says he hopes there will be more in the future.
“So last year was the first year we were created, so we sort of went the more traditional route,” says Leary. “But as we get a little bit more experience under our belts, I think we’ll see more of a direct interaction with the communities we serve.”
The open house begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Salt Lake County Council Chambers. The Salt Lake County Council will vote on McAdams’ budget in early December.