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I started my campaign early this year with a listening tour. I connected with city staff, elected officials, and dozens of everyday citizens to understand their perspective on the direction of Murray. Read about some of those meetings here.

Check back for more information about what I'm doing, including thoughts from my conversations with voters, upcoming events, and meaningful moments from my personal life.

Joe Silverzweig
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Keeping our air clean is a critical part of becoming a 21st Century city. Although much of society’s focus is on the reality of climate change, Murray and other Salt Lake County cities must also tackle the challenges of local air quality, which is a pressing public health issue that increasingly challenges us year round, not just...

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In recent years, the writing has been on the wall. We live in a desert and we can expect our summers to be long, hot, and dry. Tackling the many challenges presented by increasingly severe drought seasons will take a wholesale effort, but perhaps the most key objective will be reducing our water use. Water...

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Communities grow up within and influenced by the streets, sidewalks, parks, and amenities that they are built upon. Narrow lanes, tree-lined sidewalks, and places to go and be together can be transformational. The word ‘infrastructure’ conjures up images of pavement and steel, but when I think about infrastructure I think about how it can support...

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Hey neighbors, I’ve just filed my official candidacy for Murray City Council District 2. I look forward to the opportunity to meet and get to know you all and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions or anything you’d like me to hear. You can learn more about me and my candidacy...

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In February, Hamlet Development proposed a medium-density condo development for a large stretch of property on the South side of the street just past Viewmont Elementary. My daughter Emilia and my son William will go to Viewmont next year, so this development directly impacts me. Councilmember Cox and Mike Brodsky (who owns Hamlet Development) hosted...

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Policy Focus: Smart Development I had a great chat with Nick about the rise in dense development in Murray. He let me know that it was frustrating for him, as a hard working person who earned a solid wage, to not be able to afford to buy a home in the town that he grew...

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Policy Focus: Common Sense Utilities I had some interesting conversations with about half a dozen Murray citizens over the last week regarding Murray utility billing, around which there is quite a bit of frustration. I’m working on setting up a meeting with a city to get some questions answered and a better understanding of what’s...

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Policy Focus: Streetcorner Policing I had the pleasure of connecting with Representative Wheatley while I was hosting the Murray Chamber’s legislative breakfast digital event. At the tail end, Rep. Wheatley mentioned a bill he was running on trying to improve community engagement with police. I immediately thought back to my conversation with Lieutenant Fernandez and...

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Policy Focus: Common Sense Utilities I had a wonderful chat with Representative Moss about issues facing Murray. Carol has been a part of this community for years- when I’m out knocking doors for her campaign I’ll often hear ‘Carol taught my kids’ or sometimes ‘Carol taught me’- from folks who don’t look they’ve been in...

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