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Mayor Mendenhall Appoints Katherine Lewis as City Attorney

Posted on: January 8th, 2020

Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the appointment of Katherine Lewis to the role of City Attorney. Lewis advances to the role after having served as a Senior City Attorney for Salt Lake City since 2013. The City Council unanimously consented to the appointment. “Katie’s incredible knowledge of and love for the City, as well as […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Mayor’s Office Staff

Posted on: January 6th, 2020

In advance of her inauguration Mayor-elect Erin Mendenhall today announced her Mayor’s Office staff, a dynamic group of individuals comprising experienced staples and incoming experts. “I enthusiastically look forward to working with such talented people who I know share my passion for Salt Lake City. With both new and returning staff, we are fortunate to […]

Mayor Biskupski, City employees put their sewing skills to work for the Turtle Shelter Project

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and a crew of City employees will participate in a day of service at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, helping the Turtle Shelter Project make warm, waterproof vests that will be distributed to those experiencing homeless during the holiday season.  The Turtle Shelter Project was founded in […]

Mayor Biskupski’s responds to President Trump’s notice to UN to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Posted on: November 5th, 2019

Today, the Trump Administration made formal its intention to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change. Mayor Jackie Biskupski who serves as the Chair of the US Conference of Mayors Alliance for a Sustainable Future and co-chair of Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy released the following statement; […]

Salt Lake City sells first round of road reconstruction bond with “AAA” rating

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City sold the first $20-million installment of the $87-million general obligation bond, approved by voters for the reconstruction of the City’s roads. In September, the Fitch Ratings agency gave Salt Lake City its highest rating—AAA—highlighting the City’s “strong financial management.” The high rating ensured Salt Lake City received a low 2.07% interest […]

Salt Lake City files motion for summary judgement in Inland Port lawsuit

Posted on: September 30th, 2019

Arguing the State violated both the Ripper Clause and Equal Protection Clause of Utah Constitution, City asks Court to rule on legal merits of case. Today, attorneys with Salt Lake City filed a motion for summary judgment, with the Third District Court, in the City’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Utah Inland Port Authority […]

SLC mourns the loss of noted restauranteur and philanthropist Tom Guinney

Posted on: September 12th, 2019

Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued the following statement on the passing of Tom Guinney who died of natural causes at his home in Oregon on Friday.  “When I talk about my dear friend, Tom Guinney, I love to tell people we can enjoy eating fresh seafood every day in Salt Lake City because of him. Although […]

Salt Lake City recognizes owners of energy-efficient buildings as new City ordinance begins roll-out

Posted on: September 5th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City honored buildings with high energy performance at the annual Elevate Buildings Awards. The Department of Sustainability invited all buildings who participated in the City’s energy efficiency benchmarking program and received an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or above to the reception this afternoon attended by Mayor Biskupski. A score of 75 […]

ColorSLC transforms utility boxes with artwork from City’s elementary school students

Posted on: August 19th, 2019

From bland to bold: ColorSLC transforms utility boxes with artwork from City’s elementary school students The creative vision of Salt Lake City’s elementary school students will be on display Tuesday when Mayor Jackie Biskupski unveils the finished artwork of ColorSLC, a project to transform City utility boxes into public art. Through the ColorSLC program, 28 […]

Salt Lake City and UTA to officially launch new city transit service during Monday’s commute

Posted on: August 9th, 2019

Mayor Biskupski, Council Member Charlie Luke, and UTA Board Chair Carlton Christensen will make a “toast to transit” at Salt Lake Central Station at 7:00 am on August 12th. A new era for transit in Salt Lake City will begin on Sunday, August 11th, when the first phase of the City’s Transit Master Plan is […]