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Mayor proposes lowering parking meter increase and funding fire fighters with new revenue in FY20 budget

Posted on: June 11th, 2019

Final numbers from the State Tax Commission, released yesterday, have resulted in $876,352 in new available growth revenue in Salt Lake City for this upcoming fiscal year. The City is currently in the process of finalizing the FY20 budget, which must be adopted by the City Council no later than June 30th. Given the timing […]

Salt Lake City secures distinguished economic development accreditation

Posted on: June 10th, 2019

Today, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) announced that Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development has been recognized as an Accredited Economic Development Organization (AEDO). The accreditation was given to Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Director Lara Fritts, following remarks by the mayor at the IEDC Economic Future Forum, currently being hosted in Salt Lake […]

COUNCIL: June 6 Council Meeting

Posted on: June 6th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council: continued to discuss and adjust the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20, focusing most of its conversation on budget issues needing resolution. These items may be citywide or relate to specific departments. Final tax numbers from the County are expected in the coming days, which will help the Council determine […]

Hearing on proposed 4th Avenue Well postponed

Posted on: June 5th, 2019

A public hearing scheduled for Thursday, June 6th before Salt Lake City’s Historic Landmark Commission (HLC) on the proposed design of the 4th Avenue well near Memory Grove has been postponed to a date to be determined. The Salt Lake City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 4th to approve the well upgrade project of […]

COUNCIL: June 4 Council and RDA Board Meeting

Posted on: June 4th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting,
the Council reviewed the proposed budget for the Sustainability Department, also known as SLCgreen, for Fiscal Year 2019-20. The Sustainability Department provides waste collection and sustainability efforts funded through a separate enterprise fund called the “Refuse Fund.” The Council discussed pros and cons of the new Call-to-Haul program versus the previous Neighborhood Cleanup program. The Council also raised objections about a proposal from the Administration to increase rates for residential trash collection services and multi-family recycling.

COUNCIL: May 28 Council Meeting

Posted on: May 28th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council: requested information from the Administration to update the Impact Fee Facilities Plan. The Council is considering funding a consultant to update the plan by identifying eligible projects, the allowable fee price and underlying methodologies. Impact fees pay for bigger demand on City services and facilities caused by population and employment […]

Lara Fritts Named Consultant Connect North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers of 2019

Posted on: May 22nd, 2019

Consultant Connect, a consulting agency designed to bridge the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announced its 2019 list of North America’s Top 50 Economic Developers Friday. Salt Lake City’s Department of Economic Development Director Lara Fritts made the top 50.   The economic development professionals selected for this list were nominated by their colleagues […]

COUNCIL: May 21 RDA Board and Council Meeting

Posted on: May 21st, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings: The Board received an overview of the proposed Redevelopment Agency (RDA) budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 and discussed accomplishments from previous years’ budgets. The Board will continue to discuss the proposed budget on Tuesday, June 4, with adoption expected mid-June. […]

Salt Lake City invites public to learn about missing middle housing

Posted on: May 10th, 2019

Meet Us in the Middle  Missing Middle Housing and Deciphering Density in SLC  Salt Lake City invites public to learn about missing middle housing The Salt Lake City Planning Division is inviting residents on a walking tour of the Avenues Neighborhood to look at different examples of what has been coined as “missing middle housing.” The […]

COUNCIL: May 7 Meeting Recap

Posted on: May 7th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: received a presentation from Mayor Biskupski of the recommended City budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20. The Council will continue to discuss and adjust the $330 million General Fund budget proposal, which includes a proposal for approximately $34.5 million to the Funding Our Future initiative, every Tuesday through mid-June. These discussions are open to the public and will be held until the final budget is adopted in mid-June. Public hearings to accept feedback about the budget will be on May 21 and June 4. […]