Recap: September 17 Council Meeting
At today’s meeting, the Council: received a briefing from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute about an apartment market analysis for the Greater Salt Lake Region and Salt Lake City-specific census trends. The Institute reported that despite an increasing supply of housing, particularly multi-family in the past 10 years, Salt Lake City rents continue to outpace […]
RECAP: September 3 Council Meeting
At today’s meeting, the Council: received a briefing about a proposal to adjust the boundaries between Salt Lake City and the City of Millcreek. Currently, a small area bounded by 1300 East Street, Highland Drive, Miller Avenue and Woodland Avenue would become part of the Millcreek, as well as a roundabout located at approximately 2300 East and […]
RECAP: August 27 Council and RDA Board Meeting
At Tuesday’s meetings: the RDA Board approved the final step of a development agreement from January 2018 between the City and NWQ, LLC. Read the Press Release here. the Council adopted the $34.5 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding allocations. This funding is for citywide community projects that improve public property (such as streets, sidewalks, parks and buildings), typically […]
RECAP: August 20 Council and RDA Board Meetings
At Tuesday’s Meetings. the Board heard from more than 50 individuals during the public comment period regarding a tax increment agreement with NWQ LLC for costs associated with public and site improvements in an area north of the Inland Port. People’s concerns focused on air quality impacts of the proposed development and opposition to Utah […]
RECAP: August 6 Council Meeting
At today’s meeting, the Council: received an update on the Arts for All Program for the Eccles Theater. The program aims to make tickets to performances at the theater available on a discounted basis to income-qualified City and County residents who may not otherwise be able to afford tickets. The Arts for All program was a pilot program […]
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 […]