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COUNCIL: March 19 Meeting Recap

Posted on: March 19th, 2019

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: received updates on the the City’s sales tax increase and bond efforts to fund improved streets and transit. Discussion centered on the two streets maintenance crews that are out fixing potholes and cracks. As the weather warms, the crews will begin larger repair work. Also discussed were infrastructure improvements such […]

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Mayor Biskupski files lawsuit challenging Inland Port Authority

Posted on: March 11th, 2019

“Moments ago, the Salt Lake City Attorney’s Office, at my direction, filed a lawsuit with the 3rd Judicial District Court of Utah challenging the constitutionality of legislation which created the Inland Port Authority—usurping the City’s taxing and land use authority over one-third of Salt Lake City. I have been clear since last year that I believe […]

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Salt Lake City Brown Compost Can Collection Resumes Next Week

Posted on: March 8th, 2019

Beginning March 11, Salt Lake City will end the six-week wintertime suspension of green waste collection which commenced Jan. 28. The annual suspension occurs during a period of very low demand, while also coinciding with the wintertime inversion season. Suspending collection results in reduced fuel use, air pollution, and carbon emissions. The cost savings remain […]

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COUNCIL: March 5 Meeting Recap

Posted on: March 5th, 2019

On Tuesday’s meeting, the Council: discussed and adopted amendments regulating car-sharing companies at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The changes: eliminate some criminal penalties, introduce new civil penalties, add clarity for use of parking areas and regulation of new business models, and will go into effect after a 90-day waiting period meant to to […]

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Mayor Biskupski’s statement on H.B. 433

Posted on: February 27th, 2019

“I am not surprised to see yet another power grab from the State targeting Salt Lake City, even after assurances were made at the beginning of the session this would not happen.  H.B. 433 makes clear what I knew last year, which is that any attempt to negotiate in good faith over this unprecedented bill […]

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Mayor Biskupski and Chief Brown react to grand jury indictment in Lopez Tire attack

Posted on: February 20th, 2019

Today, a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, returned a three count indictment charging Alan D. Covington with violating 18 U.S.C. § 249 for attacking three men with a metal pole because he believed the men were Mexican, announced Eric Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division; John W. Huber, United […]

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