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.
Today Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined with 61 U.S. mayors to affirm Salt Lake City’s commitment to the climate goals enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement, following President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. support for the historic accord.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski nominated Sen. Jim Dabakis to represent Salt Lake City on the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Board of Trustees.
Sen. Dabakis represents State Senate District 2, which encompasses a diverse section of Salt Lake City, including Downtown, Greater Avenues, Glendale, Liberty Wells, University of Utah, and portions of the East Bench. Sen. Dabakis is a member of the Senate Transportation, Public utilities, Energy, and Technology Committee.
Due to public health and safety concerns the Seven Canyons Fountain in Liberty Park will not be opening this summer. The public art structure was donated to the residents of Salt Lake City in 1993 as a legacy gift from Mr. O.C. Tanner.
Wild Tribute announced today that the philanthropically motivated outdoor apparel company has moved its headquarters to Salt Lake City. Beyond lifestyle and recreation, Salt Lake City's proximity to the company’s wholesale business and the open arms of local strategic partners as well as the embedded outdoors industry made the decision to move from Kentucky a no brainer. Utah National Parks - Arches, Canyonlands, Zion, and Capitol Reef - along with Dead Horse Point State Park are some of the brand's most valued customers.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the interior, speaking in support of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Southern Utah.
Salt Lake City has been honored by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY17 (current) City budget.
With May as National Bike Month, a new, free 2017 Salt Lake City and Salt Lake County bikeways map is now available at bike shops, libraries, and at municipal offices and recreation centers throughout the County.
Biomerics, a leading medical device manufacturer for the cardiovascular market, will relocate to a new corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The 230,000-square foot facility will be located adjacent to the Northwest Quadrant west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. The new facility will include corporate and engineering offices, research and development labs, and cleanroom manufacturing.
The seismic upgrade work for the iconic Salt Lake City & County Building is now complete. A receiving system consisting of 16 tons of reinforcing steel, 285 cubic yards of concrete, and several new structural steel members was installed in less than a year. Prior to constructing the new shoulder walls, crews removed more than 706 tons of existing foundation stone originally installed when the building was constructed in the 1890s.
Salt Lake City’s Streets and Engineering divisions have begun a busy season of road and sidewalk repairs that will progress through early fall.The work includes major projects on 900 West from North Temple to 2100 South and on Indiana Avenue/900 South from the Jordan Surplus Canal to 3600 West.
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act in an effort to repeal and replace the successful Affordable Care Act.In 2017 alone, 197,000 Utahns have enrolled in coverage through the ACA. As Mayor of the Capital City, and the most diverse city in the state, I’m greatly concerned for the life and death consequences our residents could face as a result of this vote.
Construction has begun on a bridge that will close a critical gap in Salt Lake City’s section of the Jordan River Parkway Trail. When finished, the bridge will mark the completion of this 45-mile trail, whose planning started in the 1970s.