Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced that Salt Lake City joined 20 cities and counties across the nation, in an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, asking the Court to uphold important constitutional protections for immigrants held in prolonged mandatory immigration detention by the federal government.
Do you have a green thumb? If so, Salt Lake City has a unique opportunity for you to help maintain Salt Lake City’s agricultural heritage. The City is currently seeking applications from Farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on over 1.5 acres of City owned land adjacent to the Sorenson Unity Center at 1333 South 800 West.
As part of her mission to improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and form strong partnerships with the business community, Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to launch the Third Annual Skyline Challenge—this year with the Salt Lake Chamber joining the roster of partners.
The annual Skyline Challenge is a voluntary program to accelerate investment in energy efficiency from large commercial buildings and raise public awareness of building energy performance, while creating jobs and fostering a stronger local economy.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued a draft policy governing the release of police body camera recordings of critical incidents in Salt Lake City, while simultaneously inviting and encouraging the public to review the document and respond to it during a 30-day comment period.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski convened the first meeting of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Affordable Housing. The Commission—called for in the Mayor’s affordable housing plan—will help develop a public-private partnership to leverage resources to tackle the housing crisis in Salt Lake City and beyond.
The Blue Ribbon Commission includes representatives from Goldman Sachs, Zions Bank, Cowboy Partners, Associated Title Co., Coldwell Banker, American Express, GivGroup, and the Salt Lake City Council.
POST Consumer Brands, the nation’s third-largest cereal company, is expanding their distribution operations to Salt Lake City. POST currently has a facility in Box Elder County, Utah, and has begun construction on a 901,000 square foot facility on California Avenue and 5600 West, near the newly announced Northwest Quadrant development site.
Today, Salt Lake City and Economic Development Corporation of Utah (EDCUtah) announced that Big Agnes, an outdoor products company that produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads, and tents, is expanding their operation along the Wasatch Front. The company’s new domestic distribution center will be located at 1810 South 4370 West in Salt Lake City. The 30,000 square foot facility will house approximately 10 employees.
The announcement came after talks between Salt Lake City’s new Department of Economic Development, EDCUtah, and Big Agnes.
Salt Lake City’s division of Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) will discuss a new draft plan for how Impact Fees are collected by Salt Lake City, at developer and public forums on Tuesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 22nd. The draft plan was completed by a contracted financial consultant, and will seek to replace the current Impact Fee Facilities Plan adopted in 2012.
The city’s Department of Community and Neighborhoods is currently accepting applications for federal grant funding for programs that provide affordable housing, housing opportunities for persons with AIDS, and the development of viable and safe neighborhoods and economic opportunities for people living on low and moderate incomes.
Salt Lake City residents and area stakeholders are invited to a public open house for an ongoing discussion on emerging design concepts for the Foothill Drive corridor.
This second open house marks the midpoint of the Foothill Drive Implementation Strategy. The process is designed to identify short and long-term priorities to address traffic congestion, improve neighborhood connections, enhance safety, and provide transportation options on this vital urban thoroughfare.