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Council Statement: Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on: March 29th, 2019

The Salt Lake City Council is open to pursuing ranked choice voting, but it just doesn’t make sense to hurriedly do so in 2019. If the Council decides to pursue it in the future, a significant voter education effort would need to follow because we believe the public needs to be well-informed about significant changes […]

COUNCIL: March 19 Meeting Recap

Posted on: March 19th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: received updates on the the City’s sales tax increase and bond efforts to fund improved streets and transit. Discussion centered on the two streets maintenance crews that are out fixing potholes and cracks. As the weather warms, the crews will begin larger repair work. Also discussed were infrastructure improvements such […]

COUNCIL: March 5 Meeting Recap

Posted on: March 5th, 2019

On Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: discussed and adopted amendments regulating car-sharing companies at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The changes: eliminate some criminal penalties, introduce new civil penalties, add clarity for use of parking areas and regulation of new business models, and will go into effect after a 90-day waiting period meant to to […]

COUNCIL: Feb. 19 Meeting Recap

Posted on: February 20th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting: the Council discussed a proposal that would create a land use classification to address short-term housing for the terminally ill and seriously ill. The Council will hold a public hearing on this topic on March 26. the Council received an update about how the “Funding Our Future” sales tax revenue has been used […]

COUNCIL: Feb. 12 RDA Board and Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: February 12th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings: the Council discussed development of the block where the City’s fleet equipment and servicing were previously located (between 300 and 400 West and 800 and 900 South). The Council received an overview of what the Granary community would like to see developed on the site, along with existing site conditions. The Council indicated […]

COUNCIL: Recap of February 5 Meetings

Posted on: February 6th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed an interlocal agreement with the Utah Transit Authority. The $5.3 million sales tax revenue allocation will be used to add and expand service on key bus routes in Salt Lake City as well as other transit related service improvements. The Council has held multiple hearings and briefings on this […]

COUNCIL: Recap of January 15 meetings

Posted on: January 15th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings: The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Agency selected Amy Fowler to serve as 2019 Chair and Chris Wharton to serve as Vice Chair. The RDA Board started a discussion about funding strategies for long-term maintenance of public improvements and infrastructure installed by the RDA, particularly when those improvement are an upgrade […]

COUNCIL: New SLC Council leadership chosen

Posted on: January 8th, 2019

At the Council’s January 8 meeting, a six-member* group chose Charlie Luke, who represents District 6, as the Chair. James Rogers, who represents District 1, was chosen as the Vice Chair.

COUNCIL: January 8 Meeting Recap

Posted on: January 8th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: selected a new Chair and Vice Chair to lead the Council in 2019. Charlie Luke was selected to serve as Chair, and James Rogers was selected to serve as Vice Chair. Charlie Luke represents Council District Six, and James Rogers represents Council District One.   received an update on the process […]

COUNCIL: 12-18-18 Meeting Recap

Posted on: December 18th, 2018

At Tuesday’s special, limited RDA Board and Council Formal meetings: the Council held and closed a public hearing and discussed a resolution authorizing below-market seller-financing loan terms and a reduced purchase price to Downtown Partners, LLC, for development of affordable housing. The development would be a mixed-use affordable housing project located at approximately 320 East 400 […]