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Governor Gary Herbert

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

March 16, 2018

“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.

Mayor Biskupski to work with Governor Herbert to create a true partnership with the State on the Inland Port Authority

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced an effort with Utah Governor Gary Herbert to broker a fair partnership for Salt Lake City in relation to SB234, the Utah Inland Port Authority bill. Governor Herbert reached out to Mayor Biskupski Monday morning and expressed interest in reaching an agreed-upon approach to the Inland Port Authority.

“Governor Herbert’s call is a positive development,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski. “The City is eager to create a path forward and return to working with the State in good faith.”

Mayor Biskupski urges residents to ask Governor Herbert to veto inland port bill

“We are urging all Utah residents to contact Governor Herbert to veto SB234 because it is an unprecedented land and power grab of nearly 22,000 acres. The inland port bill undercuts local control and gives an unelected, unaccountable board authority over nearly one-third of the lands in Salt Lake City. The bill also gives the board up to 100% of tax increment for this area. For example, this means Salt Lake City School District would lose $145 million over the next 25 years.” Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Amazon to build new 855,000 square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 5, 2017

Contact: 

Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 | matthew.rojas@slcgov.com

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Amazon to build new 855,000 square-foot distribution center in Salt Lake City

Today, Amazon made it official, the retail giant will build a $250-million regional fulfillment center in Salt Lake City’s budding Northwest Quadrant, bringing with it at least 1,500 full time well-paying jobs, with the possibility of thousands more in seasonal positions.

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