Roundtable Tuesday with Risshan Leak and Lara Jones brings you a legislative update on the Utah budget and tax cuts with the League of Women Voters of Utah, plus the Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah and attorney Greg Skordas on firearm registration reform. Then a roundtable discussion about The Other Side Village with Samuel Grenny, Turner Bitton of the Glendale Community Council, Ty Bellamy of Black Lives for Humanity and businessman David Ibarra.
Tonight's show featured the following people, organizations and/or events. Check them out and get plugged into your community!
Tonight's Legislative Update had Community Co-Host Risshan Leak and Executive Producer Lara Jones talking taxes and guns with the following panelists:
League of Women Voters of Utah's Catherine Weller and Deborah Case. The League's Legislative Action Committee hosts a weekly brown bag in Capitol Building Room 105 from 12:30-2:00 p.m. every Thursday. You can join them in person or online to hear from guest speakers and league observers. Bill to watch: H.B. 165 -- Food Sales Tax Amendments, which repeals the state sales tax on food
Gun Violence Prevention Center of Utah's Nancy Halden and attorney Greg Skordas. Bills to watch: H.B. 83 -- Optional Firearm Background Checks and H.B. 133 -- Expanded Background Checks for Firearm Transfers
Risshan Leak led a panel discussion about The Other Side Village, which is approaching a critical vote before the Salt Lake City Council. Located on the west side of SLC, The Village bills itself as "a self-reliant, master-planned neighborhood that provides affordable, permanent, high-quality housing, access to services, and a robust, supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness." Panelists included:
Samuel Grenny, director of communications, The Other Side Village
Turner Bitton, chair, Glendale Neighborhood Council (which is adjacent to the proposed site)
Ty Bellamy, founder of Black Lives For Humanity Movement, a grassroots homeless service provider and advocacy organization
SLC businessman, and former mayoral candidate, David Ibarra
Views, thoughts or opinions shared by guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of the board, staff or members of Listeners' Community Radio of Utah, KRCL 90.9fm. Tonight's show was produced and hosted by Lara Jones and Community Co-Host Risshan Leak.