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The city's new mayor and two new City Council members will take oaths of office Wednesday night at City Hall, followed by a "State of the City" address from the new mayor.

Mayor-elect David M. Connors and council members-elect Susan Tanner Holmes and David S. Hale will be sworn into office by Judge Jerald Jensen of Davis County/Farmington City Justice Court at 7 p.m.


A temporary ban on sexually oriented businesses will continue for another six months.

The City Council has approved a second six-month moratorium on accepting applications from sexually oriented businesses. The moratorium is needed because the 2-year-old city has not approved a permanent policy regulating the businesses.

Salt Lake City

The "walkable communities" ordinance, updates on police protection and Olympic pin sales are among the topics to be discussed Wednesday evening during the Sugar House Community Council's monthly get-together.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m., with public input scheduled for 7:30 at the Sprague Library, 2131 S. 1100 East. Salt Lake officials will give reports from the mayor's office and other city departments.

The Sugar House Community Council usually meets on the first Wednesday of the month. But next month, that would coincide with the Feb. 7 leg of the Olympic torch run, which will come north on 700 East past Hawthorne School in the heart of Sugar House. As a result, the meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb. 6. For information visit www.slcgov.com/citizen/comm_councils/mins&agendas.htm.


The city has taken two steps closer to establishing better water-conservation practices.

The City Council has approved a change to the general plan that emphasizes that new and remodeled developments design their landscaping for water conservation. The council also approved a new chapter in the land development code that provides specifics about water-efficient landscaping.

The new design standards will require more drought-tolerant plants be incorporated into landscaping. The new chapter also provides guidelines for educating residents and developers about the changes.

The changes come after three straight years of drought. Sandy has some other water conservation measures that may reach the council this winter, including a tree-stewardship ordinance.

South Salt Lake

The South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce will install its new members this month.

Comedian Keith Stubbs will host the annual banquet, which is scheduled for Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. It will be held in the Columbus Center, 2530 S. 500 East, and tickets are $35.

For more information, call 466-3377 or 486-3343.

Woods Cross

In addition to swearing into office two new council members, city officials will also consider making an appointment to fill a recent council vacancy at a meeting Wednesday night.

In December, council member Uffe Traeden resigned from office after serving for two years. His resignation, which came just months after elections, leaves an open seat on the City Council, which will be filled by appointment.

Wednesday's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the city building..