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Transit Master Plan Implementation Agreement with UTA

Posted on:December 7th, 2018
In the coming weeks, the Council will consider officially entering into an agreement with UTA to provide this expanded bus service. This agreement sets the framework for City-sponsored transit service, with yearly check-ins to refine service levels.

RECAP: December 4 RDA Board and City Council Meeting

Posted on:December 4th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meeting: the Council discussed a proposed agreement with Utah Transit Authority to that would expand bus service on key routes. The agreement is part of the City’s Funding Our Future initiative, part of which was $5.3 million sales tax revenue allocation for improved transit service. The Council will hold a public hearing on […]

RECAP: November 27 Council Meeting

Posted on:November 27th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meetings: the Council recognized Council Member Derek Kitchen for his three years of service on the City Council, and two years of service in leadership of the Redevelopment Agency. Derek will leave the Council in January in order to serve in the Utah State Legislature.”Being a public servant has been both humbling and […]

RECAP: November 13 Council Meeting

Posted on:November 13th, 2018
At today’s meetings, the Council: received a follow-up briefing about an ordinance pertaining to regulation of inland port uses. These changes would bring City code in line with State Code requirements for an inland port. Also, conditional uses under the proposed zoning overlay for this area would require an impact mitigation plan. The Planning Division […]

Utah Inland Port Zoning Amendments

Posted on:November 9th, 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 […]

Small Cell Wireless Infrastructure

Posted on:November 8th, 2018
Residents may see some street work or new poles in the near future. In the long term, this expands capacity for and access to 5G internet. Recently, the Council approved non-exclusive agreements with ExteNet Systems for small cell wireless infrastructure. ExteNet’s application is the first of many expected to come to the Council. Read the […]

Dog Off-Leash Ordinance Amendments

Posted on:November 8th, 2018
The Council is discussing proposed changes to the City’s process for designating dog off-leash areas. The proposed changes would simplify and expedite the process by delegating it to the Administration. During their July 31, 2018 briefing, the Council asked staff to prepare recommendations for keeping the Council involved in the process and ensuring there’s a […]

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

Posted on:November 7th, 2018
In August 2018, the Council unanimously approved placing the Streets Reconstruction Bond, estimated to raise about $87 million for a package of road reconstruction projects, on the 2018 General Election ballot. Salt Lake City residents approved the bond which will raise property taxes, but only slightly, about $5 a year for the average homeowner. “The […]

RECAP: October 30 Council Meeting

Posted on:October 30th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed plans for an eastside police precinct, a concept that has been part of City planning efforts for years. Precincts serve as a closer homebase for officers, allowing them to be more integrated into the communities they serve, decrease drive times, provide resources to the neighborhood, add community visibility and help deter violent crime. […]

Commercial Animal Retailers Requirements

Posted on:October 17th, 2018
The Council recently adopted an ordinance that would require commercial animal retailers to obtain the dogs, cats, and rabbits they sell from animal shelters and similar agencies. The ordinance would make it illegal for commercial establishments to sell these animals to the public unless they were obtained from a City animal shelter, County animal shelter, […]

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