Tom Dolan and the Art of Backstabbing
As reported by Paul Rolly Friday and Jacob Santini and Derek Jensen Saturday, Salt Lake City was stabbed in the back by their neighbor to the south. Salt Lake City gave Sandy 8 million because Mayor Dolan said he needed the funds for parking at the convention center. Now, after a lunch with Joe Hatch at the Alta Club, he's apparently using the money as a leverage to take the new soccer stadium. Let's review the stadium situation: Stadium downtown- Good idea. Stadium in Murray- Bad idea. Stadium in Sandy- Horrifyingly bad idea. Unfortunately for Salt Lake City, two issues are conspiring to undermine their campaign for the stadium. Rocky has apparently disengaged as Mayor after deciding against another term. The second is that the City Council (a good council overall) is being overly cautious on this issue and jeopardizing their chances with their "wait and see" strategy. 25,000+, 16,000+, 18,000+. I think we've seen enough to move forward.