5 12, 2018

Salt Lake County Council Passes $1.5 Billion 2019 Budget They Say Prioritizes Public Safety Without a Tax Increase

By |2018-12-06T11:11:27+00:00December 5th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Taylor Stevens in The Salt Lake Tribune on December 5, 2018 The Salt Lake County Council unanimously passed a roughly $1.5 billion 2019 budget at its meeting on Tuesday, which council members say prioritizes public safety and criminal justice without increasing taxes. The budget retains most of the funding outgoing Mayor Ben [...]

27 11, 2018

Salt Lake County Announces Plans for a New Jordan River Park, Where Tracy Aviary Will Set Up a Nature Center

By |2018-11-28T16:20:51+00:00November 27th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Taylor Stevens in The Salt Lake Tribune on November 27, 2018 Salt Lake County marked the beginning of its process to create a new park on the Jordan River — a “truly unique” development that will include a partnership with the Tracy Aviary and will work to preserve the natural landscape while [...]

16 10, 2018

Salt Lake Chamber hosts 2018 Candidate Forum

By |2018-10-16T13:09:29+00:00October 16th, 2018|Blog, News & Press, Policy|0 Comments

Utah business leaders hear from candidates on key federal priorities The Salt Lake Chamber, Utah’s largest and longest-standing business association, held its 2018 Salt Lake Chamber Candidate Forum today at the Chamber offices in downtown Salt Lake City. Members of the Chamber’s Board of Governors, and other invited guests, had an opportunity to hear from [...]

7 09, 2018

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program to Distribute $2.2 Million to Arts and Cultural Nonprofits

By |2018-09-12T14:50:49+00:00September 7th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Utah Business on September 7, 2018 Salt Lake City–Arts and cultural nonprofit organizations throughout the Salt Lake Valley will receive an economic boost in funding approved by Salt Lake County Council on 28 August 2018. The County’s Zoo, Arts, and Parks (ZAP) program is a voter-approved fund devoted to supporting arts, culture, [...]

29 08, 2018

In Our Opinion: Salt Lake County Gives a Clearer Path to Citizenship

By |2018-08-29T15:03:25+00:00August 29th, 2018|Blog, Community News|0 Comments

Originally published by Deseret News on August 29, 2018 A new Salt Lake County citizenship initiative paints a picture that stands in stark contrast to the nation’s immigration rhetoric at present. While Congress has yet to lead in finding solutions for more compassionate and prudent legal immigration policies, communities are taking practical steps to helping [...]

5 08, 2018

‘You Have to Give Back,’ Sunroc Corp.’s CEO Says of $25K Gift to Homeless Resource Centers

By |2018-08-07T11:31:28+00:00August 5th, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Katie McKellar in Deseret News on August 5, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — As Jeremy Hafen, wearing a hard hat and a yellow vest over his suit, toured the dusty construction site where his company was prepping the ground for a 200-bed women's homeless resource center, a thought struck him. While his [...]

31 07, 2018

Biskupski, McAdams Join National Mayors to Urge Action as Utah Sees Worst Growth in Backlog of U.S. Citizenship Applications

By |2018-08-02T11:02:20+00:00July 31st, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Lee Davidson in The Salt Lake Tribune on July 31, 2018 Last year, Utah’s backlog of legal immigrants who are awaiting approval of U.S. citizenship applications grew faster than in any other state. So Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined a group of 45 [...]

14 07, 2018

Higher Density May Help Utah’s Housing Crisis — but it’s a Solution Many Don’t Want Near Them

By |2018-07-19T12:45:25+00:00July 14th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Tony Semerad in The Salt Lake Tribune on July 14, 2018 Standing in wide open farmlands by his home outside Herriman, Justin Swain hardly seems ready to talk about housing density. Yet his story of battling development to protect a way of life is like so many resonating in Utah. When Swain [...]

26 06, 2018

New Land Board Convenes to Tackle Prison Site Redo

By |2018-07-18T10:01:43+00:00June 26th, 2018|Blog, Community News, News & Press|0 Comments

Originally published by Art Raymond in Deseret News on June 26, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — The first meeting of a new state land authority charged with overseeing the redevelopment of the Draper prison site was a mostly perfunctory affair, but stringent conflict of interest rules may be an issue for one board appointee. The [...]

22 06, 2018

‘A Vibrant Community’: Salt Lake County Recognized for Welcoming Immigrants

By |2018-07-18T09:53:06+00:00June 22nd, 2018|Blog, Member News|0 Comments

Originally published by Ashley Imlay in KSL on June 22, 2018 SALT LAKE CITY — Standing in the lush dining room of Saffron Valley, an Indian eatery in Salt Lake City, restaurateur Lavanya Mahate remembers what it took for her to get there. She immigrated to the United States in 2001. Seventeen years later, she [...]