In today's Deseret News, a poll made the exact same point I made twice in the last few months. Salt Lake City is willing to back Mayor Anderson. Not a shocker. BUT- They won't give him the farm. That's why the voters of SLC elected the present council of political moderates. When I helped Councilman Eric Jergensen campaign, one of the assurances voters frequently sought is that he would be willing to stand up to Mayor Anderson. (Remember this is in the Avenues and Capitol Hill, not at all conservative neighborhoods) So, even before the major controversies, voters in a liberal district wanted a city council that wouldn't cave to what they recognized as a very ambitious and unpredictable mayor. This year, expect little change on the city council. Mayor Anderson will not get his rubber stamp council. No mayor ever should. I can't believe he asked for one.