Council approves funding for community projects
On August 27, the Council adopted the $34.5 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) funding allocations. Each budget year, money is set aside for CIP to fund community projects that improve public property such as streets, sidewalks, and parks.
It’s your city, it’s your business! City Budget 2019-20
After weeks of deliberations, the Council has approved an annual budget that enhances City services in such areas as public streets & transportation, affordable housing, and public safety. Read an overview.
Changes to Off-leash Dog Area Designation Process
The Council recently adopted a proposal to streamline the process for designating off-leash dog parks, as well as providing new safeguards when hazardous conditions or sensitive environmental resources warrant closure to dogs.
Funding Our Future Discussion
The Council received multiple updates on the implementation of Funding Our Future at its Tuesday, March 19 Work Session. Council Members heard from the City’s Transportation and Streets Divisions on projects funded under the Better Transit Service and Improved Street Conditions critical needs. Watch the Council’s discussion Visit the Funding Our Future website to learn […]
Transit Master Plan Implementation Agreement with UTA
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.
Small Cell Wireless Infrastructure
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 […]
“Funding Our Future” G.O. Bond & Sales Tax Increase
In 2018, the City identified street conditions, affordable housing, public transit, and neighborhood safety as important priorities needing ongoing funding. To fund these needs, the Council placed a Streets Reconstruction bond on the 2018 ballot, which City voters approved, and increased the sales tax by 0.5%. This budget year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, […]
Commercial Animal Retailers Requirements
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, […]
Accessory Dwelling Units
At its Tuesday, October 16 meeting, the Council adopted changes to the City’s regulations for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), commonly known as mother-in-law apartments. The changes will allow ADUs in more areas of the City. Previously, the only properties eligible for new, legal ADUs were those located ½-mile or less from a fixed transit stop […]
Priority: Northwest Quadrant
The Salt Lake City Council is committed to furthering responsible economic development in the northwest area of Salt Lake City, known as the Northwest Quadrant, which consists of thousands of acres of land prime for industries such as manufacturing, distribution and warehousing. The Utah State Legislature adopted a bill earlier this year designating a portion […]