The year 2018 proved to be a remarkable year of progress for the Salt Lake City Council, and for the City as a whole.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
After the Council added 50 new officers and social worker resources to the Police Department last year, it’s time for ongoing funding discussions about supporting our public safety personnel and meeting the public’s expectations. This is a continuing priority in response to neighborhood concerns about public safety, increased devotion to homelessness and Operation Rio Grande, and […]
On Tuesday, the Council devoted much of its Work Session to budget discussions. Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Administrative staff joined the Council for an early budget conversation—a significant opportunity for the Mayor and Council to come together before the Citywide budget process is in full swing to talk about opportunities, needs and priorities. Discussion included […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jan. 31, 2018 Contact: Dan Weist or Molly Farmer, Council Communication 801-535-7600 NW Quadrant, Better Transit Service and Catching Up on Street Maintenance are part of Council focus for 2018 Commitment continues to bolster public safety, affordable housing, homeless services In their annual planning retreat Tuesday, Salt Lake City Council Members identified […]