City Beat Archive

Web Cameras Installed on Main Street

Life just got a whole lot more public for those visiting Salt Lake City’s Main Street. The Downtown Alliance recently installed

More Off-Leash Dog Parks Coming to Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City wants to create more open space where dogs are welcome. Ann Ober, the city’s Administrative Services Division Director,

Many Voters in Millcreek Still Undecided on Incorporation

Election Day is just 25 days away. And for voters in one Utah township, it’s also the day when they will decide

Baby Giraffe Born at Hogle Zoo

Salt Lake City is now home to a six-foot-tall baby girl… who happens to be a giraffe. The new giraffe was born

Ballot Could be Used to Decide on Historic Districts

Salt Lake City homeowners could soon have a more direct role in making decisions about preservation. The city council is expected to

UTA Announces Bus Free Fare Zone Will Continue

Public transit riders in downtown Salt Lake City received some good news Wednesday. After a year of discussions, the Utah Transit Authority

Mayors Offer Support for Millcreek Incorporation

Mayors throughout the Salt Lake Valley are lending their support to Millcreek Township residents who want to incorporate this November. West Valley

Salt Lake City’s New Bar Ordinance Explained

After four years of discussions, Salt Lake City is now welcoming alcohol establishments to open up in many more neighborhoods. Last week,

Salt Lake City Public Library in Final Stages of Executive Director Search

A new leader of the Salt Lake Public Library System could be announced within days. Spokeswoman Julianne Hancock says the Library’s Board

Neighborhood Bars Plan Still Up for Debate

The fate of Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s initiative to allow bars in more walkable neighborhood areas remains up in the

Architects, Builder Announced for Performing Arts Center

More pieces are coming together for Salt Lake City’s proposed Utah Performing Arts Center. Wednesday, city officials announced who will be designing

Salt Lake City Council Considers Electronic Sign Restrictions

The Salt Lake City Council will consider recommendations from the planning commission today in an effort to better regulate electronic signs and

Homeless Outreach Service Team Looking For More Business Partners

There are two kinds of meters in downtown Salt Lake City. Both sit on the sidewalk and accept change, but instead of

Salt Lake County Council Requests More Information Before Voting on Broadway-Style Theater

Salt Lake City will have to wait a couple more weeks before finding out if the county will help fund a Broadway-style

West Valley Introduces Promenade to City Residents

West Valley City officials today unveiled the recently completed Promenade at Fairbourne Station, the community’s new park and public walkway.

City Council to Discuss Guidelines for Historic District Designations

What features make a neighborhood a local historical district? The Salt Lake City Council will attempt to answer that question today.

Salt Lake City Mayor Sits Down with White House Council, Congress on Wasatch Canyons

With the debate over the controversial SkiLink proposal and proposed wilderness protections in the background, Mayor Ralph Becker took his push to

Restaurant Owner Aims to Clean up Gum,Trash From City Streets

A stray piece of trash, a cigarette butt or an old piece of gum on the sidewalk are all commonplace in urban

SLC Library Audit Presented to City Council, Library Board

An audit reviewing the practices and policies of the Salt Lake City Library calls for more management changes. The 53-page report says

Sightseeing Tour Bus Comes to Salt Lake City

What does Salt Lake City have in common with New York, Chicago and San Francisco? As of this summer, it now has

U of U Seeks Participants for Study on North Temple Upgrades

Residents and business owners in the area surrounding Salt Lake City’s North Temple street continue to endure heavy construction as the thoroughfare

City Expands “SmartTrips” to Rose Park, Wasatch Hollow Neighborhoods

Salt Lake City is expanding a program aimed at increasing use of alternative transportation and making residents more confident in it. Sustainability

Becker Not Disappointed USOC Won’t Bid for 2022 Winter OIympic Games

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker says he’s not disappointed the U.S. Olympic Committee won’t submit a bid for the 2022 Winter

Move to Amend Organizers Go to Utah Supreme Court

Organizers of the anti-corporate personhood Move to Amend initiative have taken their quest to get on the ballot in Salt Lake City

36th Annual Utah Arts Festival Underway

Salt Lake City's Library and Washington squares are covered in 158 booths until Sunday for the 36th Annual Utah Arts Festival. KCPW's

Salt Lake City’s $205 Million Budget Approved

Salt Lake City’s $205 million budget is now in place for the next year, after being approved by the city council last

Sand Sculpture Takes Shape at Utah Arts Festival

A 20-ton sand sculpture will anchor the four-day Utah Arts Festival beginning Thursday on Salt Lake City’s Library Square. And as KCPW’s

Politics Up Close: Millcreek Incorporation Debate, Senator Orrin Hatch

This fall, Millcreek voters will decide if the east-side suburb should remain a township or incorporate as the county’s 17th city. What

SLC Library Starts New Director Search

The Salt Lake City Library has started a nationwide search for a new executive director, following Beth Elder’s resignation last fall. Transitional

Move to Amend Initiative Could Conflict with State Law

Despite having the support of Mayor Ralph Becker and the chair of the Salt Lake City Council, a proposed ballot initiative calling