Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Jacqueline M. Biskupski | (801) 535-7704 |

Press Releases

New report ranks SLC 11th nationwide for solar energy

Posted on: April 10th, 2019

Salt Lake City ranked eleventh nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita, landing it among the nation’s leaders for installing clean energy from the sun. The results come from the sixth edition of Shining Cities 2019: The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, a new report released today by Environment America Research & Policy Center. It […]

Mayor Biskupski responds to shift in Church policy regarding LGBTQ families

Posted on: April 4th, 2019

Mayor Jackie Biskupski released the following statement on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ reversal of their policy on children from same-sex families: “Today’s announcement from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to reverse its policy regarding the children of LGBTQ parents, is welcome and moving news.  When this policy was […]

Mayor Biskupski to declare Salt Lake City a Start by Believing City

Posted on: April 2nd, 2019

Tomorrow, April 3, 2019, Mayor Biskupski will sign a proclamation declaring Salt Lake City a Start by Believing City and encourage local governments and private business organizations around the state to endorse the “Start by Believing” Campaign. “Start by Believing” is a public awareness program developed by End Violence Against Women International designed to address […]

Prioritizing family and duty to office Mayor Biskupski withdraws from 2019 race

Posted on: March 18th, 2019

‘My commitment to my family and my role as Mayor must be my top priorities over being a candidate’ Salt Lake City – Today, Mayor Biskupski ended her campaign for a second term as mayor of Salt Lake City. At an afternoon meeting, she informed City Department leaders and the Mayor’s Office staff of her […]

Mayor Biskupski files lawsuit challenging Inland Port Authority

Posted on: March 11th, 2019

“Moments ago, the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office, at my direction, filed a lawsuit with the 3rd Judicial District Court of Utah challenging the constitutionality of legislation which created the Inland Port Authority—usurping the City’s taxing and land use authority over one-third of Salt Lake City. I have been clear since last year that I believe […]

Mayor Biskupski’s statement on H.B. 433

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

“I am not surprised to see yet another power grab from the State targeting Salt Lake City, even after assurances were made at the beginning of the session this would not happen.  H.B. 433 makes clear what I knew last year, which is that any attempt to negotiate in good faith over this unprecedented bill […]

Mayor Biskupski and Chief Brown react to grand jury indictment in Lopez Tire attack

Posted on: February 20th, 2019

Today, a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, returned a three count indictment charging Alan D. Covington with violating 18 U.S.C. § 249 for attacking three men with a metal pole because he believed the men were Mexican, announced Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division; John W. Huber, United […]

Federal worker emergency loan program considered by Salt Lake City Council

Posted on: February 12th, 2019

Tonight, the Salt Lake City Council is scheduled to vote on a proposed emergency loan program for federal workers who experience economic hardship due to a Federal Government shutdown. The proposed loan program was created by the Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office, Department of Community and Neighborhoods, and the City’s Finance Department during the last […]

Mayor’s Office mourns the loss of community activist Archie Archuleta

Posted on: January 26th, 2019

Mayor Jackie Biskupski and members of her staff remember the life and work of Archie Archuleta, who died Friday. In October, Mayor Biskupski presented Mr. Archuleta with the ‘Key to the City’ for his decades-long work on behalf of those experiencing homelessness, Chicanos and other communities of color, LGBTQ people, and women. Mr. Archuelta was […]

Salt Lake City Mayor to address housing, transit, clean air in State of the City address

Posted on: January 16th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski will address the major challenges and opportunities facing the Capital City in her fourth State of the City address on Jan. 17. Her speech at East High School will include affordable housing, transit, and clean air. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments and snacks following the mayor’s speech. Donations […]