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.
Tonight, Mayor Jackie Biskupski presented a recommended Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget of $273 million to the Salt Lake City Council. The Mayor noted the balanced budget reflects the shared priorities of the Administration and Council, and emphasizes the following: addressing homelessness, improving City infrastructure, promoting affordable housing, advancing clean energy goals, and supporting dedicated and hard-working city employees.
We thank Salt Lake County leaders for coming together and fulfilling their responsibility to provide adequate jail space to law enforcement in Salt Lake City and around the Valley. We’d also like to thankthe State Legislature for helping to lead this conversation and providing the County with a clear path forward. Partnerships like this are critical in providing resources to those who are working to solve problems in the Rio Grande neighborhood everyday.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and a coalition of U.S. mayors joined with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign in a new effort to engage and recruit mayors to endorse a goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy in cities throughout the country.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued a Proclamation declaring April 22, 2017 as “Salt Lake City Marathon Day.” In the Proclamation, Mayor Biskupski highlights the significance of the race, and encourages all to participate in the festivities.
The Salt Lake City Public Art Program is excited to announce the installation of the permanent Flying Objects public art sculpture series. The installation of 18 large-scale sculptures will take place on Saturday, April 15th from 7a.m. to 7p.m. on 300 South between 400 West and 300 East. The current, temporary series of Flying Objects, 4.0 was installed in 2014 and will be taken down on April 14th from 8a.m. to 5p.m. All Flying Objects 4.0 sculptures are currently for sale through the artists.
Salt Lake City has released a comprehensive plan entitled Climate Positive 2040, detailing ways the Capitol City will sustain its leadership role in addressing climate change.
Today at Liberty Park, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the completion of a significant expansion of Salt Lake City’s electric vehicle (EV) public charging infrastructure. Joined by Bryce Bird, Director of the Utah Division of Air Quality, the Mayor ceremonially plugged an electric vehicle into one of the City’s 28 new “smart,” Level 2 EV charging ports.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Salt Lake City has joined 33 other cities and counties across the United States in a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Santa Clara County’s motion to block enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13678. The Executive Order signed on January 25, 2017, addresses immigration enforcement in the United State, and threatens jurisdictions that are deemed by the Administration to be “sanctuary jurisdictions” with reprisals. The case has been filed in the United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Through its Public Utilities dedicated watershed protection fund, Salt Lake City will contribute $1.5 million toward the purchase and preservation of Bonanza Flat – a 1,350-acre tract of popular recreation space and a critical source of Salt Lake City’s drinking water supply. The City Council and Mayor Jackie Biskupski have also created a joint resolution in support of the efforts behind the purchase of the Wasatch County property, which would conserve the popular recreation spot and protect it from commercial development.
Today, the Salt Lake City Council is scheduled to discuss Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s recommendations for projects to be undertaken in FY 2017-18 utilizing federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HUD). These include projects funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).