City Beat Archive

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

Salt Lake City Considers Off-Leash Dog Tag Program

Salt Lake City leaders are considering an off-leash dog tag program to increase revenue for maintaining off-leash dog areas and developing new

SLC Council Considers Golf Course Closure

The Salt Lake City Council will begin discussions today about a proposal to close the Jordan River Par 3 Golf Course in

SLC Launches Bike Website

Bicyclists in Salt Lake City have a new tool to help them explore where and how to ride. This morning, the city

Four Businesses Open Surrounding Historic Utah Theater on Main

Salt Lake City is welcoming small businesses back to downtown. After years of empty storefronts, Mayor Ralph Becker will celebrate the opening

Race For The Cure Experiencing Participation Reduction

Twelve thousand runners, walkers, and volunteers will fill library square tomorrow to help fight breast cancer.

City Council Signs Off on Green Space for Sugar House Streetcar

The Sugar House streetcar line stretching from the heart of the Salt Lake City neighborhood to the TRAX station on 2100 South

Salt Lake City Leaders Discuss Panhandling Problem

Salt Lake City leaders are in the midst of discussions about the growing problem of panhandling. Downtown Alliance Executive Director Jason Mathis

Move to Amend Organizers Expect to Get On Salt Lake City Ballot

A local initiative decrying corporate personhood is gaining traction. Thousands of Salt Lake City residents have signed the Move to Amend petition,

Wasatch Solar Challenge Brings Six Communities Together

Salt Lake City is partnering with five other Wasatch Front cities and counties to launch the “Wasatch Solar Challenge” after receiving a

Occupy Salt Lake Settles Into New Home at Library Square

About 20 tents are now set up on a gravel lot east of the Salt Lake City Main Library, following the city

SLC Library Launches New Online Catalog

The Salt Lake City Library is becoming a little more user friendly. This week, it adopted a new online catalog the library

With Legislative Threat Over, SLC Looks to Resume Work on Billboard Restrictions

Salt Lake City is back to fine tuning its regulation of electronic billboards now that efforts by state lawmakers to thwart the

82-Year-Old Downtown Businessman Struck, Killed by Bus

A strong advocate for downtown businesses in Salt Lake City was struck and killed by a Utah Transit Authority bus this morning.

SLC Wants to Know Where Your Food Comes From

Salt Lake City leaders want to know where you get your food. As part of the city’s Community Food Assessment, it’s launching

Historic Black Church Seeks Help to Fix Structural Problems

A historic black church near downtown Salt Lake City is hoping the community will help it survive by fixing its drainage and

Salt Lake City Tries to Negotiate with Legislature

Salt Lake City leaders are used to having to defend themselves before the Utah Legislature every year. And this year is no

The Leonardo Hosts Civil Rights Panel Discussion

National civil rights leaders gathered at The Leonardo, Utah's science, technology and art museum, on Friday evening for a roundtable discussion in

New Airport to be Built in Salt Lake City

Major changes are coming to travelers across the west. Last night, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced Salt Lake City will

South Jordan Picks Businessman as Next Mayor

The city of South Jordan ushered in a new Mayor Tuesday night. The council voted unanimously to select area businessman Scott Osborne

New, Returning SLC Councilmen to Take Oath of Office

Today is a new day for Salt Lake City government. At noon on the steps of the city-county building, newly elected city

Red Butte Creek Rehab Continues With Stocking of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout

Nearly 18 months have passed since a pipeline break spilled 33,000 gallons of crude oil into Salt Lake City’s Red Butte Creek.

Forbes Ranks SLC 4th for Tech Jobs

Salt Lake City is gaining national recognition for its achievements in the tech industry. Forbes has rated Utah’s capital city fifth in

Salt Lake County Council to Address Parking, Landscaping Issues

The Salt Lake County Council today will likely approve changes to the front yard parking and landscaping ordinance affecting unincorporated parts of

Division of Water Quality Looks for Red Butte Restoration Proposals

The Utah Division of Water Quality is looking for ideas on how to enhance Red Butte Creek and nearby waters, now that

SLC Reaches for Goal of Zero Waste

Salt Lake City is taking its sustainability efforts a step further with a proposed “Zero Waste” resolution before the city council. It

“Occupy the Fed” Protesters Move to Gallivan Center

Occupy Wall Street Protestors who camped out on an empty, private lot on State Street in downtown Salt Lake City are moving

Becker Looks Forward to Second Term, Weighs in on Incumbent Losses

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker’s bid for a second-term in office did not result in an election that could be