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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 […]

June 12 RDA Board and City Council meeting recap

Posted on:June 13th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meetings: The Council adopted the final Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget for Salt Lake City. The budget builds up City services such as parks maintenance, public safety, affordable housing and public transportation. The Council will consider in the coming months whether to place an $87 million General Obligation Bond on ballots this fall to […]

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

Posted on:June 7th, 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 […]

2018-19 City Budget

Posted on:June 7th, 2018
After months of discussions and three public hearings, the Council adopted the final Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget for Salt Lake City on June 12. The budget builds up City services such as parks maintenance, public safety, affordable housing and public transportation. The Council will consider in the coming months whether to place an $87 million […]

June 5 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:June 6th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meetings, The Council continued to discuss the Fiscal Year 2018-19 Budget, focusing much of its conversation on unresolved issues. The Council received preliminary numbers that show tax revenues are about $530,000 higher than previously estimated. The Council took multiple straw polls, giving preliminary approval to fund needed parks maintenance in existing parks and open spaces. The […]

May 29 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:May 30th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meetings: The RDA Board discussed unresolved issues as part of the upcoming Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget. The board will hold its budget public hearing on June 5. The Council discussed the recently-approved 0.5 percent sales tax increase and a potential General Obligation Bond to go on ballots this fall. Conversation centered on what […]

May 22 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:May 22nd, 2018
At the May 22, 2018, Council Meeting: The Council received a written briefing about a new Renovation Pilot Program, which will offer loans to developers to improve existing affordable housing units in the City in exchange for a guaranteed period of continued affordability – at least 30 years. The Council continued discussion on the City’s funding needs […]

May 15 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:May 15th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: Discussed various City budgets for Fiscal Year 2018-19, including budgets for the Employee Compensation, the Golf Fund, the Community and Neighborhood Development Department and more. Council staff and members of the Administration walked the Council through the Mayor’s recommended budgets and answered Council member questions. The Council will continue to […]

May 8 Council & RDA Board Meeting Recap

Posted on:May 9th, 2018
At Tuesday’s meetings: The RDA Board discussed an upcoming competitive funding process that will allocate $10 million toward to-be-determined affordable housing projects in areas of the City. The Council received a revenue update and overview from the Administration of the Mayor’s Recommended budget for FY 2018-19, and the proposed Metropolitan Water District budget. The Council […]

May 1 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on:May 1st, 2018
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: 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 […]

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