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COUNCIL: September 17 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 17th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council received a briefing from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute about an apartment market analysis for the Greater Salt Lake Region and Salt Lake City-specific census trends. The Institute reported that despite an increasing supply of housing, particularly multi-family in the past 10 years, Salt Lake City rents continue to outpace other areas of the state.

Salt Lake City recognizes owners of energy-efficient buildings as new City ordinance begins roll-out

Posted on: September 5th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City honored buildings with high energy performance at the annual Elevate Buildings Awards. The Department of Sustainability invited all buildings who participated in the City’s energy efficiency benchmarking program and received an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or above to the reception this afternoon attended by Mayor Biskupski. A score of 75 […]

COUNCIL: September 3 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 3rd, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council received a briefing about a proposal to adjust the boundaries between Salt Lake City and the City of Millcreek. Currently, a small area bounded by 1300 East Street, Highland Drive, Miller Avenue and Woodland Avenue would become part of the Millcreek, as well as a roundabout located at approximately 2300 East and 2700 South.

COUNCIL: August 27 Council and RDA Board Meeting

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings: the RDA Board approved the final step of a development agreement from January 2018 between the City and NWQ, LLC. Read the Press Release here. the Council adopted the $34.5 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding allocations. This funding is for citywide community projects that improve public property (such as streets, sidewalks, parks and buildings), typically […]

COUNCIL: Council, Mayor Statement On Northwest Quadrant Agreement

Posted on: August 27th, 2019

The Salt Lake City Council, in our capacity as the Redevelopment Agency Board (RDA), has adopted the final component of a development agreement between the City and NWQ, LLC that was negotiated by RDA staff and approved by Mayor Jackie Biskupski in her role as Executive Director under proper planning, zoning, and land use regulations.

COUNCIL: August 20 Council and RDA Board Meeting Recap

Posted on: August 20th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings, the Board heard from more than 50 individuals during the public comment period regarding a tax increment agreement with NWQ LLC for costs associated with public and site improvements in an area north of the Inland Port. People’s concerns focused on air quality impacts of the proposed development and opposition to Utah Inland Port. The Board is scheduled to take action on the tax increment agreement on Tuesday, August 27.

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 […]