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August 14 City Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:August 15th, 2018
At Tuesday’s Meeting, the Council: unanimously adopted a resolution to place an $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond on the upcoming General Election ballot. Salt Lake City residents will be able to vote in November on whether to approve the bond, which would raise property taxes by fewer than $5 on an average-valued home in order to reconstruct the […]

July 31 City Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:August 1st, 2018
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: heard from four constituents regarding a possible General Obligation bond for street reconstruction. The public hearing was the culmination of an outreach effort that included scheduled coffee chats in each of the Council districts, open houses, and booths at farmers markets. The Council will likely vote on whether to place the $87 million […]

Utah Inland Port Update

Posted on:July 20th, 2018
The creation of an inland port in Salt Lake City’s westside holds the promise of tremendous economic benefit for both the City and the State. An inland port is a distribution hub where goods are imported and exported via rail, truck, and air. Over the past few years the City has completed the master planning and […]

PRESS RELEASE: Council appreciates Inland Port changes, welcomes continued collaboration with State leaders on further improvements

Posted on:July 19th, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 18, 2018 Contact: Dan Weist or Molly Farmer Council Communication team 801-535-7600 Salt Lake City Council Members applaud State legislators for approving, in today’s special session, critical improvements to the Inland Port statute that were hammered out over weeks of talks between Council Members and state leaders. “We’re pleased the Legislature […]

PRESS RELEASE: Council welcomes Special Session, grateful for collaboration on Inland Port

Posted on:July 16th, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 16, 2018 Contact: Dan Weist or Molly Farmer 801-535-7600 A statement from the Salt Lake City Council about State plans to revisit SB234, and the collaborative effort leading up to announcement SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Council Chair Erin Mendenhall praised a joint effort with State leaders to […]

July 10 RDA Board and City Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:July 11th, 2018
During Tuesday’s Redevelopment Agency Board meeting, the Board discussed a proposed residential tower development at 230 West 200 South, known as the Royal Wood Plaza site. Board Members expressed interest in having the developer meet with adjacent property owners to address their concerns about property height and other project details. The proposal was also discussed […]

“Funding Our Future” Sales Tax Increase & G.O. Bond

Posted on:July 10th, 2018
The Council recently adopted a supplemental sales and use tax, which will increase Salt Lake City’s portion of sales tax by 0.5 percent, equal to 5 cents on a $10 purchase. The tax excludes groceries and large purchases like vehicles. Revenue could be used for City services and projects including but not limited to: streets […]

PRESS RELEASE: Inland Port negotiations move forward collaboratively, make progress on key issues

Posted on:July 9th, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2018 Contact: Dan Weist or Molly Farmer, Council Communication 801-535-7600 SALT LAKE CITY – City Council Members are encouraged by positive progress being made in negotiations with State leaders about key aspects of developing an inland port in the City’s Northwest Quadrant. “Our meetings and conversations with Governor Herbert, Speaker […]

Northwest Quadrant

Posted on:June 25th, 2018
The Salt Lake City Council is committed to furthering responsible economic development in the northwest area of Salt Lake City, known as the Northwest Quadrant, which consists of thousands of acres of land prime for industries such as manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. The Utah State Legislature adopted a bill earlier this year designating a portion […]

PRESS RELEASE: New Salt Lake City budget builds up services

Posted on:June 13th, 2018
Possible bond vote in fall could address other needs SALT LAKE CITY – The newly-approved annual budget for Utah’s capital builds up City services such as park maintenance, public safety, affordable housing, and public transportation. The $301 million general fund budget for 2018-19 was passed Tuesday night by the City Council on a 7-0 vote. The SLC budget is funded primarily by the City’s […]

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