Residents feel North Salt Lake slide was avoidable

Posted at 10:33 PM, Aug 05, 2014

NORTH SALT LAKE, Utah -- North Salt Lake City Council was packed with residents concerned about a landslide that destroyed one home and threatened several others Tuesday morning.

Many people in the meeting felt the slide was avoidable, that the city let it happen.

One resident said the slide was no act of God, but the result of poor decisions made by the city.

Residents argue that there some signs a year ago of cracking in the hill and city shouldn’t have trusted a developer’s expert to reassure them things were OK.

The mayor declared a local state of emergency because of the slide.

FOX 13’s Caroline Connolly has more on this story.