RECAP: April 9 Council Meeting
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 over the coming months as […]
Proposed Changes to Off-leash Dog Area Designation Process
The Council will hold a public hearing on April 23, 2019 regarding a proposal that would streamline the process for designating dog off-leash parks, as well as providing new safeguards when hazardous conditions or sensitive environmental resources warrant closure to dogs.
Single Room Occupancy Housing
The Council will hold a public hearing on April 23, 2019 relating to a proposal that would redefine Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing and permit SROs in more zoning districts than currently allowed.
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 […]
Council Statement: Ranked Choice Voting
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 […]
Eleemosynary (Congregate Care Facility) Text Amendment
The Council recently held a public hearing on a proposal that would develop a land use definition and parameters for short-term housing for the terminally and seriously ill.
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 […]
Funding Our Future Discussion
The Council received multiple updates on the implementation of Funding Our Future at its Tuesday, March 19 Work Session. Council Members heard from the City’s Transportation and Streets Divisions on projects funded under the Better Transit Service and Improved Street Conditions critical needs. Watch the Council’s discussion Visit the Funding Our Future website to learn […]
Utah Inland Port
Last March, after the Inland Port bill had passed in the 2018 regular Legislative session, and it was clear that the project was moving forward regardless, the Council and Mayor were invited by State leaders to negotiate the City and public’s strong opposition to key aspects of the inland port legislation. The City Council had […]