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COUNCIL: August 14 Meeting Recap

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

At Tuesday’s Meeting, the Salt Lake City Council: unanimously adopted a resolution to place an $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond on the upcoming General Election ballot. Salt Lake City residents will be able to vote in November on whether to approve the bond, which would raise property taxes by fewer than $5 on an average-valued home in order […]

Improved crosswalks make it safer for Salt Lake City students to go back to school

Posted on: August 14th, 2018

Salt Lake City school crosswalks now have new high visibility signs on existing school flashers and reflective crosswalk paint so students can safely head back to classes. The Public Services Department upgraded 88 school zone flasher signs this year that use the latest technology for reflectivity and visibility. The department is also using a new […]

SLC moves to adjust and update City zoning within inland port designated area

Posted on: August 10th, 2018

As directed by Mayor Jackie Biskupski, the Salt Lake City Planning Division will begin updating the zoning regulations within the inland port designated area to strongly respect Salt Lake City’s values and community concerns. The project will specifically address the following objectives and policies: Improving air quality, Minimizing resource use within the inland port designated […]

Local salon owner opens Dry Spell, a new co-working approach and dry bar service

Posted on: August 3rd, 2018

A new spin to a traditional business opens today in Salt Lake City. Dry Spell is a part- time dry bar hair salon that also provides rent-by-the-hour co-working space for hairdressers. A dry bar specializes in “blowouts,” simple and quick treatments that wash and style a client’s hair for a fraction of the cost of […]

COUNCIL: 7-31-18 SLC Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: July 31st, 2018

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: heard from four constituents regarding a possible General Obligation bond for street reconstruction. The public hearing was the culmination of an outreach effort that included scheduled coffee chats in each of the Council districts, open houses, and booths at farmers markets. The Council will likely vote on whether to place the $87 million […]

More Salt Lake City traffic signals can detect bicyclists: The devices help cyclists get a green light and avoid crossing on a red light

Posted on: July 31st, 2018

Salt Lake City has installed ten traffic signal detectors that are triggered by people riding bicycles, while also functioning normally for motorists. The signals were upgraded with a $53,000 federal grant administered by the Utah Department of Transportation with matching funds from the City. The signals use a radar device which enables reliable detection of […]

Salt Lake City welcomes leaders from Matsumoto, Japan, to celebrate the 60th anniversary as a Sister City

Posted on: July 20th, 2018

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and City Council Members will host Matsumoto, Japan, leaders as part of the 60th anniversary celebration of their Sister City relationship. A delegation of 33 people from Matsumoto will visit and tour Salt Lake City July 22–26 and even participate in the Days of 47 Parade. Matsumoto, like Salt […]

COUNCIL: Council appreciates Inland Port changes, welcomes continued collaboration with State leaders on further improvements

Posted on: July 18th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2018 Contact: Dan Weist or Molly Farmer Council Communication team 801-535-7600 Salt Lake City Council Members applaud State legislators for approving, in today’s special session, critical improvements to the Inland Port statute that were hammered out over weeks of talks between Council Members and state leaders. “We’re pleased the Legislature […]

SLC Public Utilities and Engineering partner on essential renovation of 1300 East

Posted on: July 18th, 2018

Beginning Wednesday, July 25, Salt Lake City Public Utilities will start construction on 1300 East between 1300 South and 2100 South. The project, which will repair and replace nearly 100-year-old sewer and water lines on both sides of 1300 East, is expected to last until mid-January 2019. Following completion of utilities work, the City’s Engineering […]

COUNCIL: Council welcomes Special Session, grateful for collaboration on Inland Port

Posted on: July 16th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 16, 2018 Contact: Dan Weist or Molly Farmer 801-535-7600 A statement from the Salt Lake City Council about State plans to revisit SB234, and the collaborative effort leading up to announcement SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Council Chair Erin Mendenhall praised a joint effort with State leaders to […]