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Report to Council shows testing of SLC’s backlogged rape kits produced dozens of new suspects

Posted on: May 7th, 2019

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.

City Council 2018 Actions and Accomplishments

Posted on: December 21st, 2018

The year 2018 proved to be a remarkable year of progress for the Salt Lake City Council, and for the City as a whole. The Council agreed to focus its efforts in 2018 on three primary areas as priorities during the year: Northwest Quadrant, Transit Master Plan implementation, and curb-to curb infrastructure […]

“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 […]

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 […]

RECAP: June 12 Council & RDA Board Meeting

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 […]

RECAP: June 5 Council Meeting

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 […]

Public Safety Funding

Posted on: April 2nd, 2018

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 […]

RECAP: February 13 Council Meeting

Posted on: February 13th, 2018

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 […]

PRESS RELEASE: Council selects their 2018 Priorities

Posted on: January 31st, 2018

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 […]

City Council 2017 Actions and Accomplishments

Posted on: December 30th, 2017

A home, a ride, and safe streets In 2017, the Salt Lake City Council focused on strengthening the foundations that support daily life for everyone who lives, works, learns and plays in the Capital City. Three primary issues around the essentials of living — a home, a ride, and safe streets — were part of […]