Salt Lake City

Mayor and Chiefs Announce Walkway Naming Contest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 1, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond
801-547-2659

Mayor, Chiefs to Announce Walkway Naming Contest   

SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker, Police Chief Chris Burbank and Fire Chief Kurt Cook will host a media event on Monday, Feb. 4 at 10 a.m. on the southeast corner of Library Square (near the intersection of 300 East and 500 South) to announce a naming contest for the mid-block walkway on the new Public Safety Building site.

The walkway connects 300 East with Blair Street (357 East) on the PSB site and forms the north border of the public plaza that is an essential element of the new facility.

“This public space is just one of many unique aspects of the new home for our first responders,” said Mayor Becker. “Our naming contest is just the beginning of many opportunities for residents to be engaged with this building.”

The naming contest will run from Feb. 4-28 with winners to be selected by a committee headed by the mayor and chiefs. The winning entrant will earn a slew of fabulous prizes including lunch with Mayor Becker; the chance to be “Fire Chief for a Day”; a ride-along opportunity with the police department; VIP invitations to grand opening tour and activities; and a place in Salt Lake City history. Contest submissions will be accepted starting at 10 a.m. on Feb. 4 via www.slcgov.com/psb.

The Salt Lake City Public Safety Building is a voter-approved project begun in 2011 scheduled for opening in summer 2013. The facility, which will house the Salt Lake City police and fire operations as well as the City's emergency operations center and joint dispatch unit, is highly energy efficient and has a goal of achieving Net Zero status (meaning the building will generate as much energy as it consumes via solar collection both onsite and on an offsite solar farm). Because of its unique design characteristics, the building is also highly resistant to seismic activity.
 
EVENT:                                           PSB Walkway Naming Contest

WHO:                                              Mayor Ralph Becker
                                                       Police Chief Chris Burbank
                                                       Fire Chief Kurt Cook
                                                       SLC Community and Economic Development Director Eric Shaw
 
WHEN:                                           Monday, Feb. 4
                                                       10 a.m.
 
WHERE:                                         Southeast corner of Library Square
                                                       (near 300 East and 500 South intersection)