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Press Releases

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 […]

Mayor Biskupski joins U.S. mayors in asking the United States Senate to act on bipartisan gun safety legislation

Posted on: August 8th, 2019

This morning, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined 213 other members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in signing a letter that asks the United States Senate leadership to take immediate action on bipartisan gun safety legislation.   The letter ( urges Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to call […]

Volunteers Needed for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference

Posted on: July 31st, 2019

Volunteers are needed for the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, announced Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Scheduled for Aug. 26-28 in Salt Lake City, it is expected that the conference will bring up to 5,000 attendees from more than 100 countries all over the world.The goal for the volunteers is to create a welcoming atmosphere for attendees while […]

Mayor Biskupski unveils new wheelchair lift trailers to expand emergency services response by police, fire

Posted on: July 26th, 2019

Salt Lake City’s emergency response services for residents who use motorized wheelchairs will take a leap forward on Monday with the debut of two heavy-duty wheelchair lift trailers.  In the past, first responders have been unable to transport the 300-plus pound, motorized chairs when users are taken to a hospital. The availability of lifts means […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Biskupski’s statement on Inland Port protest

Posted on: July 10th, 2019

As of this morning, I have been fully briefed by Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown on the events surrounding Tuesday’s Inland Port protest, which resulted in arrests and injuries to some news reporters and police officers.  As Mayor, I support the right of all citizens to peaceably assemble and protest the actions of […]

America’s mayors support Mayor Biskupski’s call for a national price on carbon emissions

Posted on: July 1st, 2019

Today at their summer gathering, the United States Conference of Mayors formally adopted a resolution introduced by Mayor Jackie Biskupski, urging congressional action to combat the impact of climate change through a national price on carbon emissions. Resolution 66 asks Congress to adopt legislation that imposes a price on carbon emissions sufficient enough to reduce […]

Salt Lake City receives prestigious recognition of climate achievements at U.S. Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting

Posted on: June 28th, 2019

Today at its annual conference, the United States Conference of Mayors recognized Mayor Jackie Biskupski for her leadership to advance renewable energy and tackle climate change. Presented at the “Climate Luncheon,” Mayor Biskupski was recognized for Salt Lake City’s efforts to transition to net-100 percent clean electricity, which made significant strides in 2019 with the […]