Salt Lake City and Urban Food Connections Announce Awardees of the Local Food Microgrant Program and Launch Second Round of Funding

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.

Developers named for Salt Lake City’s Barnes Bank 400 South Project with plans for a split of affordable and market-rate housing, retail, and co-working space

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 teams working on damage, information is available for victims of flooding in wake of unprecedented summer storm

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)

Mayor Jackie Biskupski announces transit rider advocate Alex Cragun for UTA Board

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.

Mayor Biskupski recognizes business leadership in enhancing energy efficiency in Salt Lake City buildings

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.

Urban Greens Mobile Market returns for a second year with fresh produce for Glendale and Poplar Grove neighborhoods

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.

Mayor Biskupski instrumental in U.S. Mayors’ adoption of historic 100 percent clean energy resolution

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. 

Recipients for the 2017 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

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 Biskupski appoints Russell Pack to serve as interim director for SLC Airport

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.

Mayor Biskupki’s statement on the Salt Lake City Council’s failure to approve Sen. Dabakis for UTA Board of Trustees

“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.