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Meeting Recaps

January 17 SLC Council Special Meetings

Posted on: January 17th, 2020

At today’s special meetings, the Council discussed and approved an ordinance for zoning regulations to allow for a temporary overflow homeless shelter at 2234 South Highland Drive, the Sugar House Temporary Shelter (STS).  The Salt Lake City Council and Mayor announced yesterday the new temporary location so that more beds will be available for unsheltered people. […]

January 14 Council and RDA Board Meetings Recap

Posted on: January 14th, 2020

At the Council and RDA Meeting: The Board elected Board Member Ana Valdemoros (pictured right) as RDA Vice-Chair for calendar year 2020. Board Member Amy Fowler (pictured left) will continue to serve as the RDA Chair. The RDA Chair serves a two-year term, while the RDA Vice-Chair serves a one-year term.  The Board discussed various priorities and […]

January 7 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council: elected a Chair and Vice Chair for calendar year 2020. The Council chose Chris Wharton (pictured left) who represents District 3, as the Chair, and Andrew Johnston (pictured right) who represents District 2, as the Vice Chair. Every January, the Council elects one of its members to serve as Chair and one member to serve as Vice […]

December 10 SLC Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: December 10th, 2019

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 […]

December 3 Council and RDA Board Meeting Recap

Posted on: December 3rd, 2019

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 […]

November 19 Council and Board of Canvassers Meetings

Posted on: November 19th, 2019

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 […]

November 12 Council and RDA Board Meeting

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

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 […]

October 15 Council Meeting

Posted on: October 15th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council: held its first briefing about Budget Amendment No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2019-20. Discussion focused on maintenance of existing art in the City (approximately 270 artworks estimated at over $9 million) and a study to learn more about maintaining that art collection, as well as funding police overtime for additional patrols. […]

October 8 Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

At Tuesday’s Council and RDA Board Meetings: the Board had a follow-up discussion about potential redevelopment of the Utah Theater and adjacent retail property. The Board expressed support to preserve elements of the theater and discussed working with Preservation Utah and other organizations to archive the history of the property. The Board expects to take action in November about development plans. […]

September 24 Council and RDA Board Meeting

Posted on: September 24th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meetings: The Board approved a $3.3 million loan to CW Urban for a new housing development at 378 West 300 South named The Olive. The project would contain 120 condominium units in downtown, ranging in size from studios to two-bedroom units and penthouses. Board Members noted that while the project doesn’t specifically guarantee a level of […]