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Salt Lake City and UTA to officially launch new city transit service during Monday’s commute

Posted on: August 9th, 2019

Mayor Biskupski, Council Member Charlie Luke, and UTA Board Chair Carlton Christensen will make a “toast to transit” at Salt Lake Central Station at 7:00 am on August 12th. A new era for transit in Salt Lake City will begin on Sunday, August 11th, when the first phase of the City’s Transit Master Plan is […]

COUNCIL: August 6 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: August 6th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council received an update on the Arts for All Program for the Eccles Theatre. The program aims to make tickets to performances at the theater available on a discounted basis to income-qualified City and County residents who may not otherwise be able to afford tickets.

Volunteers Needed for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

Posted on: July 31st, 2019

Volunteers are needed for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, announced Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Scheduled for Aug. 26-28 in Salt Lake City, it is expected that the conference will bring up to 5,000 attendees from more than 100 countries all over the world.The goal for the volunteers is to create a welcoming atmosphere for attendees while […]

Mayor Biskupski unveils new wheelchair lift trailers to expand emergency services response by police, fire

Posted on: July 26th, 2019

Salt Lake City’s emergency response services for residents who use motorized wheelchairs will take a leap forward on Monday with the debut of two heavy-duty wheelchair lift trailers.  In the past, first responders have been unable to transport the 300-plus pound, motorized chairs when users are taken to a hospital. The availability of lifts means […]

COUNCIL: July 16 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: July 16th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council: approved a joint ceremonial resolution with the Mayor condemning the treatment of migrants at the southern border. Council Member Amy Fowler, District 7, said, “…When we act together and do things like this to show that we believe in equity and humanitarian situations, and that we believe that everybody deserves access to […]

Albion Basin visitors will see a rehabbed Cecret Lake dam

Posted on: July 12th, 2019

A repaired and improved Cecret Lake dam now on view in Little Cottonwood Canyon The thousands of visitors who hike into Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Albion Basin this summer for the annual wildflower bloom will notice a rehabbed dam at Cecret Lake. In addition, they will likely encounter work crews performing the final construction activities and […]

COUNCIL: July 9 RDA and Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: July 9th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board approved more than $11 million in loans for a development at 255 South State Street. The project will be a mixed-use, mixed-income housing development of 190 units varying in size and affordability, with approximately two-thirds of the units for people making 20 to 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI). The project will also feature a public walkway and rehabilitate the historic Cramer House. The project is expected to be completed by mid-2022.

Upwards of $10 million in affordable housing development assistance dollars released by Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City

Posted on: July 5th, 2019

The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) is inviting qualified housing developers to apply for a portion of the available $10.7 million set aside for use on affordable housing projects. As part of a city-wide effort to increase the number of affordable housing units in Salt Lake City, this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) […]

Salt Lake City Regional Athletic Complex Selected to Host 2021 US Quidditch Cup

Posted on: July 5th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s Regional Athletic Complex (RAC) will host the 14th US Quidditch Cup on April 17 and 18, 2021. US Quidditch, the national governing body for the sport of quidditch, announced the event location selection earlier this week, citing the RAC’s proximity to the airport and Salt Lake City’s friendly, vibrant, […]

America’s mayors support Mayor Biskupski’s call for a national price on carbon emissions

Posted on: July 1st, 2019

Today at their summer gathering, the United States Conference of Mayors formally adopted a resolution introduced by Mayor Jackie Biskupski, urging congressional action to combat the impact of climate change through a national price on carbon emissions. Resolution 66 asks Congress to adopt legislation that imposes a price on carbon emissions sufficient enough to reduce […]