SALT LAKE CITY – Momentum. That word does begin to describe the movement forward in 2019 on a City agenda driven by seven City Council members and their desire to create or act on opportunities in a thriving Capital City.
At the Council and RDA Meeting: outgoing Council Members Charlie Luke and Erin Mendenhall were recognized for their service and accomplishments during their time on the Council and RDA Board. the Council adopted a ceremonial resolution in support of ratification by the Utah State Legislature, during its 2020 general session, of the Equal Rights Amendment to […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Dec. 6, 2019 Contact: Dan Weist Dir. of Council Communications 801-535-7600 The Salt Lake City Recorder’s office will accept applications December 16 through Jan. 14 to replace City Council Member Erin Mendenhall, the District Five representative. Mendenhall was chosen by voters in November to be the Salt Lake City Mayor. She will […]
At the Council and RDA Meeting, the Board held its fourth discussion about the redevelopment of the Utah Theater and an adjacent property at 144 South Main Street. The Board adopted a resolution approving a reduced price for the property, also known as a write-down, to the Hines and LaSalle group. The write-down is contingent upon the inclusion of public benefits, including affordable housing units, green space for the public, and creating a detailed record of historical elements of the building.
At today’s Council and Board of Canvassers Meetings: the Council discussed a draft ordinance that would aim to regulate e-scooters in the City (formally referred to as dockless shared mobility devices). Currently, e-scooter companies have been operating for about a year and a half under temporary operating agreements as a pilot program. The Council discussed concerns such as enforcement […]
At the Council and RDA Meeting: the Board heard from almost two dozen individuals about a proposal to redevelop the Utah Theater and adjacent retail property. The Board received clarification about challenges for the property to qualify for tax credits and historic designations. The theater is owned by the RDA, and property on either side of the building […]
Salt Lake City is currently seeking resident input on curbside waste and recycling services, as well as feedback on a modest proposed fee increase for those services. An online survey is currently open at www.slcgreen.com/rates where residents can learn more and submit their feedback. The survey is available in English and Spanish. “Waste collection is a core […]
Salt Lake City outlines plan for 30-day housing initiative to transition individuals from shelter to long-term housing
Following the announcement that the Downtown shelter—The Road Home—will close as anticipated following the opening of the final resource center, Salt Lake City outlined the initial plans for a multi-agency and County-wide housing initiative. The short-term goal of the initiative will be to transition at least 67 individuals from existing shelters and homeless resource centers […]
Mayor Jackie Biskupski named ‘Person of the Year’ by Utah Valley University’s Office for Global Engagement SLC’s acting director of Economic Development also honored for efforts in bringing United Nations conference to City Today, Utah Valley University’s Office for Global Engagement recognized Mayor Jackie Biskupski and acting director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 1, 2019 Salt Lake City Council Members have listened, with growing concern, to ongoing conversations about providing safe housing and shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The situation has intensified with record low temperatures threatening those whose only home is on the streets. The existing Rio Grande shelter that has provided beds […]