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New Salt Lake City budget builds up services – Possible bond vote in fall could address other needs

Posted on: June 13th, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – The newly-approved annual budget for Utah’s capital builds up City services such as park maintenance, public safety, affordable housing, and public transportation. The $301 million general fund budget for 2018-19 was passed Tuesday night by the City Council on a 7-0 vote. The SLC budget is funded primarily by the City’s ongoing general revenue sources such as property and sales […]

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Mayor Biskupski’s statement on SB136 county sales-tax option

Posted on: June 11th, 2018

“While I strongly support investing in Salt Lake City’s street and transit needs, I do not believe it is the right time for Salt Lake City to support the quarter-cent sales tax increase currently being considered by the Salt Lake County Council and city councils across the region. The Salt Lake City Council recently passed—with […]

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Mayor Biskupski urges nation’s mayors to reject Trump Administration plan to subsidize carbon-based electricity

Posted on: June 8th, 2018

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski, along with Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago, and others have submitted to The U.S. Conference of Mayors a resolution reinforcing the organization’s support of the Paris Climate Agreement and collaborative efforts cities are taking to advance climate solutions. On Saturday, Mayor Biskupski will […]

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Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case

Posted on: June 4th, 2018

“I am disappointed and surprised by the Supreme Court’s ruling today. The Court had the opportunity to reaffirm the long-standing principle in this country that businesses should be open to all people. With that said, I am also relieved that the Court was extremely narrow in their decision focusing on particular actions in the Colorado […]

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