Today, the National Weather Service presented the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities team with its Honored Institution Award for providing over 100 years of daily weather observations at the Big Cottonwood Water Treatment Plant.
Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities and Department of Sustainability are urging residents to assist storm water management crews by doing a final seasonal yard clean-up to keep excess leaves from clogging gutters. Raking leaves now, and either disposing of them in City-issued compost bins or mulching them keeps storm drains free and clear when the first winter storms hit.
Today, the Sierra Club released a new report showcasing 10 U.S. cities that have made ambitious commitments to be powered with 100 percent clean, renewable energy and the steps those communities are taking to achieve their goal. The report features Salt Lake City, along with Moab, and Park City as leaders in the 100 percent clean energy goal.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski convened faith leaders across Salt Lake City to address the affordable housing crisis. The working lunch served as an open dialogue for faith leaders to ask questions, provide feedback, and to learn about “Growing SLC: A Five-Year Housing Plan”, the City’s first affordable housing plan since 2000.
Stryker, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, is driven to make healthcare better and they are upholding that mission in Salt Lake City. The company relocated two manufacturing operations to Salt Lake City last December, and recently announced it will expand its operations within the City.
The Salt Lake City and County Building, and city administrative officers will be closed Friday, November 10th in recognition of Veterans Day. Mayor Jackie Biskupski has ordered the POW-MIA flag to be raised Thursday morning to fly alongside the U.S. flag until Sunday.
The Utah Section PGA has recognized two members of the Salt Lake City Golf Division in its annual awards. Dave Carter, Head Golf Professional at Glendale Golf Course, received the Player Development Award and Steve Elliott, Head Golf Professional at Forest Dale Golf Course, was presented the Gentleman Jeff Award.
Mayor Jackie Biskupski has appointed education and law expert Angela Doan as her choice for Senior Advisor for Education. Angela has extensive experience in education and law, most notably her time teaching in the Salt Lake City School District.
On Thursday, November 2, 2017, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Main Street America announced the winners of the Partners in Preservation: Main Streets grant campaign. Salt Lake City is among 11 winning historic sites, determined by popular vote, and will receive a total $1.5 million in grants to fund preservation projects.
Salt Lake City and the Urban Land Institute Utah District Council (ULI Utah) announced that Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has been selected for the 2018 class of Daniel Rose Land Use Fellows by the Rose Center for Public Leadership. On Thursday, October 26, in conjunction with the national ULI Fall Meeting, Mayor Biskupski and mayors from three other selected cities will commence the year-long program during which ULI, National League of Cities (NLC), and fellowship peers will provide technical assistance on a Salt Lake City land use challenge.
Starting Monday, October 30th, Salt Lake City will begin accepting applications for the Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued an Executive Order governing the release of police body-worn camera (BWC) recordings of officer involved critical incidents (OICI) in Salt Lake City. The policy comes after stakeholders, including District Attorney Sim Gill, were given the opportunity to comment on a draft policy released in January.
Stadler, the system provider of rail vehicle construction solutions headquartered in Switzerland, is set to construct a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Salt Lake City where they will build and assemble trains for transit properties throughout the United States. Currently, Stadler is leasing space from the Utah Transit Authority at their Warm Springs facility, employing 115 employees.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Bill Wyatt as her choice for the Executive Director of the Salt Lake City Department of Airports.
Today, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski honored longtime LGBTQ rights activist Kate Kendall and philanthropist Bruce Bastian with a Key to the City. The award was presented on National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBTQ day of awareness and action.
In a continuing effort to improve the customer experience for those starting a new business, Salt Lake City is launching new online tools that will make the zoning and permitting process easier and more efficient for our customers.
Salt Lake City Parks and Public Lands Division is launching a one-year pilot program for etiquette on the multi-use pathway within Liberty Park. This pathway is popular for many activities, including biking, rollerblading, walking, and running. The primary goal of the pilot program is to educate park visitors about proper etiquette while traveling and recreating on the pathway
Today marks the launch of Salt Lake City’s participation in this year’s Partners in Preservation: Main Streets initiative, which was created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express to engage the public in preserving and increasing awareness of America’s historic places and their role in sustaining local communities.
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the International Economic Development Council Board appointed Salt Lake City Department of Economic Development Director, Lara Fritts, to their board. Fritts will serve a two year term which will begin on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2019. Fritts will represent Salt Lake City alongside 55 voting members from public and non-profit economic development organizations across the country.
Salt Lake City has received the Silver Award for best Public-Private Partnership (among cities with 25,000-200,000 population) from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater/ Regent Street project!