Constituents, friends & supporters,
It is with thoughtful consideration that I decide not to run for Salt Lake City Council, District 2 this year. The groundswell of donations received thus far are being returned. Through the end of my term, there is still much to accomplish. I'm dedicated to make the most of my time on the council.
However as of January 2016, my focus will be service to a happy home and my partner, Erin.
I had an incredibly productive time in office and I'm not ruling out public service for some other time in the future. I look back on a long list of successes for Salt Lake City and the west side including...
* Redistricting school board precincts to include more west side kids
* Banning unsanitary backyard dog breeding
* Promoting urban agriculture & an incubator kitchen
* Opening the Glendale Community Learning Center (& setting the stage for Lincoln)
* Opening the Glendale Library
* Establishing new nature parks along the Jordan River corridor
* Completing of the Westside Master Plan with tons of community input
* Finding new funding for deferred infrastructure maintenance (mostly streets)
* Putting our lighting system on firm financial ground for the long term
* Giving us new policy direction to help solve more sexual assaults with Code R kits
Thank you for your support over the last 3.5 years. We would not have come so far without the involvement, care and concern of our community.
Westside E-5-0 Winners
Seven of our fellow west siders have been recognized among the top 50 in Utah for their creativity and entrepreneurship. This is a great honor for our community and further evidence of the growing prominence that our neighbors are doing great things.
The E-5-0 awards sponsored by the Community Foundation recognizes the top 50 enlightened citizens of Utah. These awards recognize community members of all walks of life who value entrepreneurship, creativity and improving the quality of life for all Utahns.
Below is a list of west side winners being recognized for this wonderful distinction. And at the bottom is a list of several other prominent Utahns to receive the recognition. For more information, click here.
Congrats E-5-0 winners of the west side! Nominees and winners, you are taking our community in the right direction!
- Dan Potts: Wildlife and Garden Educator, Salt Lake County Fish and Game
- Derek Dyer: Executive Director, Utah Arts Alliance
- Gina Zivkovic: Community Garden Visionary
- Hans Ehrbar: Associate Professor, University of Utah
- Kevin Bell: GIS Coordinator, Salt Lake City
- Kyle LaMalfa: The People’s Market & Council Member, Salt Lake City
- Sharon Anne Leopardi: Owner, BUG Farms
And, congrats to our other west side nominees. Let’s make sure you are in the E-5-0 next year!
- Archie Archuleta: Community Organizer
- Angela H. Brown: Editor, SLUG Magazine
- Dennis Farris: Vice Chair, Poplar Grove Community Council
- Michael Gallegos: Director of Economic Development, Salt Lake County
- Rosey Hunter: Special Assistant to the President for Campus-Community Partnerships, University of Utah
- Andrew Johnston: Manager - Clinical Supervision, Volunteers of America
- Ifa Motuliki: Founder, Utah Tongan Tennis Club
- Alama Uluave: School Board Member, Salt Lake City School Board
Other notable winners:
- Jon Huntsman Jr.: Former Governor, State of Utah
- Pamela Atkinson: Community Advocate
- Rebecca Chavez-Houck: State Representative, State of Utah
- Spencer F. Eccles: Chairman, George S. & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
- Ralph Becker: Mayor, Salt Lake City
- Lane Beattie: President & CEO, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce
Why you want Kyle LaMalfa for City Council
A Working Leader
We need a working leader to stand up for the west side. Kyle has a history of working on issues of education, local business, and the environment throughout the 2nd District. As councilman, Kyle will be responsive to the needs of our community and will be an active voice on the City Council.
A Stronger Community
Our City Council needs to focus on priorities that make our community stronger. Those priorities start with education. As councilman, Kyle will build partnerships between the City, the School District and the community to provide programs that will increase literacy and opportunities for students at all levels. In addition to education, our City Council needs to address west side concerns. From streetlights and potholes to graffiti and yard waste, Kyle will work to improve our neighborhoods.
We also need more voices to represent our west side who value the diversity of our neighborhoods. Kyle will fight for more residents on city boards and commissions, empowering our neighborhoods to work for a stronger community together.
A Plan for Our Future
We need to be planning for the future of our city. As our west side grows, we must consider a dynamic mix of housing, business, transportation, and open space needs. Kyle will ensure that future planning benefits all of us living and working on the west side today and tomorrow.
Days Until Election
November 8th, 2011.