ANGEL VICE FOR MILLCREEK CITY COUNCIL - DISTRICT 2
WHY I'M RUNNING
I am running for Millcreek City Council because our community is at a crossroads, and our voices need to be part of the solution. Now more than ever, in the face of community problems like the daily traffic mess, or the very air we breathe becoming toxic, we need public servants who will always put the people they serve ahead of their own benefit. I have been involved in local politics most of my life and have made Millcreek my home. I want to see our city reach its full potential and become the new benchmark for the state of Utah. I know I have high expectations, and there is zero doubt in my mind that Millcreek is capable of beautiful and wonderful things.
Development in Our Community
Our community is rapidly growing, and we need to match that growth with an infrastructure that can handle our developing city. The roads that are in desperate need of an overhaul to help smooth out the flow of traffic are being worked on as funding becomes available. Storm Drain repairs have been funded with the new payments on our electric bill. And the debate concerning traffic flow as we increase the density of housing in the new city center continues.
As you may have heard, there is currently an ongoing struggle to quickly build three large electronic digital billboards in our new city center. On top of being an obnoxious eyesore for the locals, it would also be a danger to drivers along 33rd south, Highland Drive, and Richmond Street.
Here in Millcreek, our police department works in partnership with our community. They strive to provide the highest quality law enforcement services to minimize crime and ensure a safe quality of life for our residents. We can also see that along with criminal matters the police currently deal with calls about mental illness, homelessness, domestic disputes, and other social crises. These issues require special training, resources, and social workers. The city council can be part of the solution by addressing social as well as criminal issues in Millcreek. By doing this, we can better ensure a safer and more welcoming community.
Clean Air in Our Community
When it comes to the air quality of the Wasatch Front, the problem can seem too big to comprehend. But Millcreek can be the benchmark for other cities to follow. Investing in projects like hybrid municipal vehicles, LED street lighting, and energy-efficient upgrades to city offices would go a long way towards reducing our city’s carbon footprint and making the air healthier for our children and our elderly. We could also provide small subsidies for energy and water efficiency efforts and tree planting by homeowners. If we do the little things correctly, then the big problem won’t be so daunting.
Arts and Culture
I want to see Millcreek become a cultural hub of the Wasatch Front. We can do this by establishing a Community Habitat for the Arts. A cultural center in the heart of Millcreek that would provide creative spaces for kids and adults to explore their artistic side and share in the culture of others. With areas of the center designated for art studios, performances, and sound recording. This cultural center will help put Millcreek on the map as a place of gathering for all to enjoy.
This year’s city council election is a Ranked-Choice Vote. Ranked choice voting is a nonpartisan electoral reform that gives voters the freedom to rank candidates in order of choice.
I am proud and honored to be endorsed by the following organizations and individuals
Women's Democratic Club of Utah
Utah State Democratic Party Progressive Caucus
American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees - Utah
UTAH ENVIRONMENTAL CAUCUS
Senator Gene Davis - District 3
Central Utah Federation of Labor
UTAH STONEWALL DEMOCRATS
REPRESENTATIVE MARK WHEATLEY - DISTRICT 35
COUNCILWOMAN ROSALBA DOMINGUEZ - MURRAY DISTRICT 3
representative STEPHANIE PITCHER - district 40 (Dual endorsement)
COUNCILWOMAN TALI BRUCE - COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS DISTRICT 3
REPRESENTATIVE ASHLEE MATTHEWS - DISTRICT 38
COUNCILWOMAN MONICA ZOLTANSKY - SANDY DISTRICT 3
WHO IS ANGEL?
Angel Vice is an artist, activist, and social worker. She is a Millcreek local..
Raised by a single mother, Angel became involved in civic activism early on, particularly with environmental conservation and equal justice. Being involved isn’t a passing trend for her — she knows she can make a difference and was raised to know that if she could help other people, then it was her duty to do so regardless of the cost.
She has assisted in disaster relief in the Deep South, raised awareness for LGBTQIA+ equality, and worked to combat the AIDS epidemic from the east coast to the west.
Angel currently works with Salt Lake County Youth Services, where she helps children dealing with intense trauma. When Angel is not working with at-risk youth, she can be found volunteering at the VOA (homeless shelter for youth) or lobbying lawmakers in the Capitol to make our state a more just and auspicious place to raise our families.
Angel’s neighbors know her for the tile mosaic she created in the neighborhood and for taking a stand at City Hall for the integrity of our communities while at the same time creating sustainable solutions to propel Millcreek into a thriving future.