At today’s meeting, the Council: held its first briefing about Budget Amendment No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2019-20. Discussion focused on maintenance of existing art in the City (approximately 270 artworks estimated at over $9 million) and a study to learn more about maintaining that art collection, as well as funding police overtime for additional patrols. […]
At today’s meeting, the Council: received a briefing from the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute about an apartment market analysis for the Greater Salt Lake Region and Salt Lake City-specific census trends. The Institute reported that despite an increasing supply of housing, particularly multi-family in the past 10 years, Salt Lake City rents continue to outpace […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
PRESS RELEASE: Report to Council shows testing of SLC’s backlogged rape kits produced dozens of new suspects
A five-year ongoing police effort initiated by the City Council to test all sexual assault evidence kits (rape kits) has identified more than 100 suspects from backlogged kits. Forty-two of these suspects had not previously been identified by law enforcement.
At today’s meeting, the Council: adopted a ceremonial resolution with Mayor Jackie Biskupski supporting the United Nations treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. The resolution coincided with a visit by Susi Snyder from the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition working to promote adherence to and full implementation of the […]
At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: received updates on the the City’s sales tax increase and bond efforts to fund improved streets and transit. Discussion centered on the two streets maintenance crews that are out fixing potholes and cracks. As the weather warms, the crews will begin larger repair work. Also discussed were infrastructure improvements such […]