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Salt Lake City Seeks Feedback on Sales Tax and Bond Proposal

Posted on: March 28th, 2018

Mayor Biskupski and the Salt Lake City Council are seeking resident feedback to better understand public perceptions of City service needs and potential funding mechanisms. The Mayor and City Council are currently exploring the possibility of activating a 0.5% sales tax option provided to the City in 2015. The ongoing funding could be used to […]

Salt Lake City’s Foreign-Trade Zone #30 receives new Alternative Site Framework status – makes joining FTZ easier for Utah businesses

Posted on: March 26th, 2018

The Salt Lake City Corporation is pleased to announce it has entered its Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) to the Alternative Site Framework (ASF). The benefits provided by this new framework will be accessible to any company within a 60-mile radius of the current FTZ located near the Salt Lake City International Airport. This area encompasses all […]

Salt Lake City starts consumer financial protection initiative

Posted on: March 26th, 2018

Salt Lake City is launching a Consumer Financial Protection Initiative to strengthen consumer rights and protect residents from predatory financial practices. The initiative will work closely with other partners to focus on landlord-tenant issues, towing and booting companies, payday lenders, construction contractors and solar installers. “We want Salt Lake City residents to know their rights […]

Salt Lake City bartenders opens first-of-its-kind arcade bar

Posted on: March 21st, 2018

A Salt Lake City couple who work as bartenders had a dream where you could play Space Invaders and order a Sangria or play pinball and request a pint. This couple has turned their hopes and hard work into the Quarters Arcade Bar in Salt Lake City, Utah’s first establishment of its kind. Quarters Arcade […]

Salt Lake City to participate in public fleet auction

Posted on: March 21st, 2018

Salt Lake City will participate in the first quarterly fleet auction of 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24 at 2353 North Redwood Road. One day prior to the auction on Friday, March 23, a preview and pre-registration period will take place. Events on both days are open to the public at no […]

National land use expert panel descends on Salt Lake City for analysis of factors impacting housing affordability

Posted on: March 19th, 2018

This week, Salt Lake City is the site of an intensive land use analysis of how zoning rules and development review processes impact development of affordable housing. From March 19-22, experts in planning, economic development, housing and community revitalization from across the nation will be in Salt Lake City to take stock of the regulatory […]

Mayor Jackie Biskupski issues statement regarding Governor Herbert signing the Inland Port Authority Bill

Posted on: March 16th, 2018

“Although we are disappointed Governor Herbert signed SB234, we appreciate his willingness to call a special session this spring and provide a framework to address our four main issues with the bill: making sure the land use appeals follow state law and city codes; ensuring the port authority is limited to two percent of the […]

Salt Lake City seeks public comment on proposed housing projects to be funded with federal dollars

Posted on: March 14th, 2018

The Salt Lake City Council will hear public comment about proposed projects and activities to be undertaken with 2018-19 federal funds under the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. The public hearing will be held March 20 at 7 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, Room 315, Salt Lake City & County […]

Mayor Biskupski to work with Governor Herbert to create a true partnership with the State on the Inland Port Authority

Posted on: March 13th, 2018

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced an effort with Utah Governor Gary Herbert to broker a fair partnership for Salt Lake City in relation to SB234, the Utah Inland Port Authority bill. Governor Herbert reached out to Mayor Biskupski Monday morning and expressed interest in reaching an agreed-upon approach to the Inland Port Authority. […]

Mayor Biskupski urges residents to ask Governor Herbert to veto inland port bill

Posted on: March 9th, 2018

“We are urging all Utah residents to contact Governor Herbert to veto SB234 because it is an unprecedented land and power grab of nearly 22,000 acres. The inland port bill undercuts local control and gives an unelected, unaccountable board authority over nearly one-third of the lands in Salt Lake City. The bill also gives the […]