PRESS RELEASE: City Council approves free hygiene products
Salt Lake City – It’s a topic most people don’t talk about at work. A hidden component, understandably so, of daily life. But a trio of City Council Members threw it out there for discussion at an annual budget meeting and the full Council supported it: free feminine hygiene products for all.
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 […]
PRESS RELEASE: City Council approves $300 million-plus annual budget; “Funding our Future” dollars enhance city services, repairs
With an eye on streamlining and the quality of life in the City, Council Members approved an annual budget on Tuesday that enhances City services in such areas as public streets & transportation, affordable housing, and public safety. The $331 million general fund budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20 was passed by the City Council on […]
It’s your city, it’s your business!
After weeks of deliberations, the Council has approved an annual budget that enhances City services in such areas as public streets & transportation, affordable housing, and public safety.
RECAP: June 6 Council Meeting Recap
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.