July 22, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Two significant milestones were achieved this month as Utah seeks to transition its electricity mix to cleaner sources and move some cities toward net-100% renewable energy. Fourteen local governments have now joined the Community Renewable Energy Agency, a brand new cooperative agency formed under state law in 2019 […]
Thank you for your patience as the Council tested their first hybrid in-person/virtual Council meeting since the pandemic began and the earthquake. Stay tuned for details on upcoming meetings. Read today’s meeting recap here.
At today’s Council and RDA Meetings: The Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board was briefed on the next steps for the former Utah (Pantages) Theater property. The City Council received an update on $7.1 million in federal grants for providing services directly to housing programs and assistance to help respond with the pandemic, provide emergency food supplies, plus assisting with an equitable […]
At today’s meeting, the Council approved an extension of the Mayor’s local emergency proclamation for the March 18th Magna earthquake series. The extension allows the Mayor to continue to respond as needed and preserves options for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding.
At today’s meeting, the Council: received a briefing of the proposed Budget Amendment No. 6 for Fiscal Year 2019-20, which includes various funding proposals such as repairs to City-owned buildings that were damaged in the March 18th Magna earthquake series, and the replacement of 11 of the City’s diesel trucks with funding from the Volkswagen diesel emissions settlement. […]
At the Council and RDA Meeting, the Board discussed and unanimously approved a loan amendment for Housing Assistance Management Enterprise (HAME), a non-profit entity of the Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, which is developing a new mixed-income, mixed-use development that will include 93 housing units and 2,300 square feet of commercial space. […]
At today’s meeting, the Council: held its first ever virtual meeting via Webex due to precautions related to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Council Members still chose to hold today’s meeting in order to test the virtual meeting format to ensure the public had an additional way to engage with the Council and provide comments remotely, especially as the […]
On Friday, December 20th, Mayor Jackie Biskupski will be joined by Council Member Ana Valdemoros, City staff, and community members to celebrate the completion of the first phase of the 900 South reconstruction projects. The $3 million project, between 950 East and 1300 East, began in May and consisted of a full reconstruction of the […]
With the votes yesterday from Coalville and West Valley City, 19 communities in Utah have now joined Salt Lake City in passing resolutions opting into the process created under HB411, the Community Renewable Energy Act. This law was passed in the 2019 legislative session and establishes a legal framework for communities serviced by Rocky Mountain […]
Wednesday, Dec. 18th Mayor Jackie Biskupski will join with members of the blind and low-vision community to celebrate the addition of the AIRA — Artificial Intelligence Remote Assistant — service across the City’s downtown civic campus, including the Salt Lake City & County Building, Public Safety Building, Main Library and both Library and Washington squares. […]