RECAP: July 16 Council Meeting
At today’s meeting, the Council: approved a joint ceremonial resolution with the Mayor condemning the treatment of migrants at the southern border. Council Member Amy Fowler, District 7, said, “…When we act together and do things like this to show that we believe in equity and humanitarian situations, and that we believe that everybody deserves access to […]
RECAP: July 9 RDA Board and Council Meeting
At Tuesday’s meeting: the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board approved more than $11 million in loans for a development at 255 South State Street. The project will be a mixed-use, mixed-income housing development of 190 units varying in size and affordability, with approximately two-thirds of the units for people making 20 to 80 percent of the […]
RECAP: June 6 Council Meeting
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 final funding options.
RECAP: June 4 Council and RDA Board Meeting
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 […]
RECAP: May 28 Council Meeting
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 […]
RECAP: May 21 RDA Board and Council Meeting
At Tuesday’s meeting the Council, acting as the RDA 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.
RECAP: May 14 RDA Board and Council Meeting
At Tuesday's meeting the Council, acting as the RDA Board, received an update on the challenges of implementing a $4.5 million Notice of Funding Availability for affordable housing in high-opportunity areas. High-opportunity areas are usually places where residents have better access to factors that affect their potential economic mobility, such as jobs, health care and public transit.
RECAP: May 7 Council Meeting
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.
RECAP: April 23 Council and RDA Board Meeting
At Tuesday’s meetings: the RDA Board held a public hearing and approved a $37 million budget amendment that funds several major projects. The projects include Station Center, a redevelopment plan to build new streets, mixed-income housing, and commercial spaces for six blocks in the Depot District; a $5.1 million Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for […]
RECAP: April 9 Council Meeting
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: discussed a proposal that would create a Consolidated Reporting Ordinance that would require regular updates or reports from the Administration to the Council on various topics. The goal is to gather all the reporting information into one easy-to-reference location, enhance transparency, and add clarity to the process of sharing information. The Council will consider updating the ordinance […]
RECAP: April 2 Council Meeting
At today’s meeting, the Council: adopted a ceremonial resolution with Mayor Jackie Biskupski supporting the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. The resolution coincided with a visit by Susi Snyder from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the […]
RECAP: March 26 Council and RDA Board Meeting
The Board discussed and adopted a resolution for the Block 67 North Community Reinvestment Area, which is located just west of the Salt Palace Convention Center. The project area plan is for the north half of block 67 and is the first step to provide incentives to help redevelop the block.
RECAP: March 19 Council Meeting
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 […]
RECAP: March 5 Council Meeting
At 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 give all stakeholders […]
RECAP: February 19 Council Meeting
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 […]
RECAP: February 12 Council and RDA Board Meeting
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 […]
RECAP: February 5 Council Meeting
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...
RECAP: January 15 RDA Board and Council Meeting
At Tuesday's meeting:
The Board of Directors of the Redevelopment Agency selected Amy Fowler to serve as 2019 Chair and Chris Wharton to serve as Vice Chair
RECAP: December 18 Limited RDA Board and Council Meetings
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.
RECAP: December 11 Council Meeting
At Tuesday's meeting: The Council held a public hearing about a proposed agreement with Utah Transit Authority that would expand bus service on key routes.