Salt Lake City’s Sustainability Department and the Mayor’s Office launched an online survey today to solicit resident feedback on how this solid waste collection service can be modified and improved in the coming years. The survey will be open through Friday, September 8, and is available in English and Spanish.
With farmers markets across the area in full swing, Salt Lake City is pleased to announce that a second round of funding is open for local farmers through the Local Food Microgrant Program.The program, first announced in February, is in partnership with Urban Food Connections of Utah and offers support to area farmers who want to expand their operations with sustainability in mind. The grants will help them access technology, education, tools, and equipment to grow more produce and do so more sustainably.
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, and the State of Utah have joined efforts to open a Multi-Agency Recovery Center (MARC) for assisting victims of the severe weather event of July 26th.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed a proclamation declaring a local emergency in Salt Lake City, setting in motion a process to seek federal aid for those affected by the unprecedented flooding resulting from an intense storm in the early morning hours of July 26th.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to announce Downtown SLC Partners LLC as the winner of the request for proposal (RFP) for the Barnes Bank 400 South Project in downtown Salt Lake City. Downtown SLC Partners is a joint venture between locally based Giv Development and Domain Companies, a New York City-based firm pursuing its first project in Utah.
Salt Lake City Public Utilities crews were working through the day on Wednesday to assess and repair citywide flooding damage wrought by a historic and intense early-morning rain storm. Information is available from the Department of Public Utilities for residents and businesses dealing with storm damage in Salt Lake City. That number is: 801-483-6700 (press option 1)
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Alex Cragun as her choice to represent Salt Lake City on the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Board of Trustees, subject to the advice and consent of the Salt Lake City Council.Alex has been a lifelong user of public transit and helped found the Utah Transit Riders Union, which has advocated for late night, weekend, and holiday service improvements. Alex also helped develop the Community Advisory Committee at UTA.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski honored select Salt Lake City businesses, building owners, and managers with the 2017 Mayor’s Skyline Challenge Awards – an annual public recognition of organizations that have taken robust action in enhancing the energy performance of their buildings and contributing to the City’s air quality and general sustainability.
It’s year two for the Urban Greens Market, which means regular availability of fresh, locally grown, and affordable produce to residents in Salt Lake City’s Glendale and Poplar Grove areas.The project is a collaboration among the City’s Sustainability Department, The Green Urban Lunchbox, Utah Community Action Program’s Real Food Rising, and Utahns Against Hunger.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the selection of Danny Walz for the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA), pending advice and consent from the Salt Lake City Council.
Today, Amazon made it official, the retail giant will build a $250-million regional fulfillment center in Salt Lake City’s budding Northwest Quadrant, bringing with it at least 1,500 full time well-paying jobs, with the possibility of thousands more in seasonal positions.
Beginning June 30, 2017, Salt Lake City has implemented a campfire ban at all picnic sites in City Creek Canyon. Fireworks and open fires outside of developed sites are always prohibited in City Creek Canyon. Propane-fueled camp stoves are permitted.
Today, the U.S. Conference of Mayors approved a historic resolution that establishes support from the country’s mayors for the goal of moving to 100 percent clean and renewable energy nationwide. As a co-chair of the Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy, Mayor Jackie Biskupski was instrumental in the work leading to the mayors’ action, spending much of her time at the annual meeting pressing for adoption of the measure.
According to a new national study, the nonprofit arts and culture industry in Salt Lake City generates $306.6 million in annual economic activity—supporting 10,479 full-time equivalent jobs and generating $27.9 million in local and state government revenues.
On Friday, June 23, the winners of the annual Mayor’s Artists Awards will be formally presented at the Utah Arts Festival. Established in 1992, the Mayor’s Artists Awards program recognizes significant accomplishments and contributions of individuals and organizations to the arts and cultural landscape of Utah. Each recipient will be introduced at the awards ceremony and receive a $500 prize.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has announced the appointment of longtime airport management professional Russell Pack as Interim Executive Director of Salt Lake City International Airport.A national search for a new full-time director is in full progress. Maureen Riley, Airport Executive Director since 2007, announced her retirement in April. Her final day will be June 30th.
Salt Lake City and The Gallivan Center, with the help of generous sponsors, are proud to offer a wide spread of free summer activities for the whole family. Fun summer activities include Friday Night Flicks, Yappy Hour, and Independence Day and Pioneer Day fireworks shows.
“I am truly disappointed that the Salt Lake City Council decided to stick with the UTA status-quo and voted against a reformer like Sen. Jim Dabakis. While they can argue that UTA and Salt Lake City need a transit “expert” on the Board, the sad truth is that the work of the experts currently in place at UTA are stifled due to a lack of trust between the agency and taxpayers.
With relatively few adjustments, the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s recommended FY18 budget of $273 million.
Salt Lake City is currently soliciting feedback on a proposed roadway redesign of 2100 South between 1700 East and 2300 East. This section of road will be undergoing scheduled pavement maintenance, including resurfacing, in mid-July.