Mayor Jackie Biskupski issues statement regarding Governor Herbert signing the Inland Port Authority Bill

“Although we are disappointed Governor Herbert signed SB234, we appreciate his willingness to call a special session this spring and provide a framework to address our four main issues with the bill: making sure the land use appeals follow state law and city codes; ensuring the port authority is limited to two percent of the tax increment for furthering the objectives of the inland port; reducing the size of the area covered under the bill; and having a board that equitably represents Salt Lake City’s interests.

We have consistently asked for these changes to the bill and discussed them with the Governor. Attached is our letter delivered to the Governor on March 12.

SB234 as enacted creates uncertainty for development and may cause delays, but we remain committed to an inland port moving forward quickly and successfully. We will continue to work in good faith with the Governor, legislators, residents, and property owners to ensure the issues of local authority are resolved.”