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Pedestrian committee sought

by Jay Hamburger OF THE RECORD STAFF

City Hall is seeking people to serve on a committee that will assist as the local government decides how to spend the $15 million voters authorized on Tuesday to make the city safer for pedestrians, bicyclists and others not driving cars.

The Park City Council had pledged to seat the committee if the bond measure succeeded on Election Day, and, within two days of the resounding victory, City Hall started advertising spots on the committee.

Representatives from City Hall boards and commissions, activist groups and regular Parkites will serve on the panel, known as the Walking and Biking Advisory Liaison Committee, or its acronym, WALC.

Jonathan Weidenhamer, the City Hall staffer assigned to pedestrian and bicyclist safety, says the committee will recommend which projects should be pursued. The City Council will decide whether to endorse the panel’s recommendations or spend the money on other projects.

Weidenhamer hopes the committee will complete its recommendations by April, just before City Hall’s annual budget talks start. The City Council is expected to set aside bond money for individual projects when the budget is finalized, typically by the end of June.

The City Council will seat a committee consisting of:

( A member of the Park City Planning Commission

( Someone from Mountain Trails Foundation, a nonprofit group.

( A person from the Share the Road activist committee

( A member of City Hall’s Recreation Advisory Board

( A representative of the Park City Chamber/Bureau

( An official from the Park City School District

( Three regular Parkites. They must live within the city limits.

Two members of the City Council will be appointed to the committee as liaisons, and City Hall staffers will work with the group.

Applications are due Nov. 19. City Councilors are tentatively scheduled to interview the people vying for the three at-large positions on Nov. 29. Appointments could be made Dec. 13. Weidenhamer expects the panel will hold its first meeting by the end of the year. Meetings will be public.

Applications are available on City Hall’s World Wide Web site, http://www.parkcity.org, or from Weidenhamer or ReNae Rezac at City Hall. Contact Weidenhamer at 615-5069 or jweidenhamer@parkcity.org. Rezac is at 615-5201 or renae@parkcity.org.


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