City Government Archive

Salt Lake City Council Proposes Landscaping Changes

Salt Lake City residents could soon be given more freedom when it comes to landscaping their yards. The Salt Lake City Council

LaMalfa Lays Out Goals as Council Chair

Second-year Councilman Kyle LaMalfa will lead the Salt Lake City Council in 2013. LaMalfa, who represents the west side’s Glendale area,

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

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

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

Ogden Considers Ban On Profanity

Ogden’s City Council is considering an ordinance to end bad language and behavior during city-sponsored sporting events. KCPW’s Charlotte Duren has more

Centerville Bans Specialty Smoke Shops

A bill passed by Utah lawmakers earlier this year puts new requirements on smoke shops statewide, limiting where they can operate within

Utah Democratic Party Files GRAMA Appeal

After a year-long effort to make the legislature’s 2011 redistricting records public, the Utah Democratic Party presented its case to the state’s

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

Neighborhood Bars Plan Could be Changed

The Salt Lake City Council is taking a closer look at Mayor Ralph Becker’s plan to allow more bars into neighborhoods after

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

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

City, State Look for EPA Involvement in PCE Contamination

Hoping to avert further contamination, Salt Lake City wants the federal Environmental Protection Agency to get more involved in investigating groundwater contaminated

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

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

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

Proposal Could Allow More Neighborhood Bars in Salt Lake City

Neighborhood bars could be coming to Utah’s capital city. Tuesday, the Salt Lake City Council met to discuss changing zoning laws, which

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

Corporate Personhood Initiative goes to November Ballot

More than 7,200 verified signatures were collected in Salt Lake City for a campaign to end corporate personhood, according to a count

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

Salt Lake City Launches Education Program for Refugees

Some of the biggest challenges refugees face when coming to the United States are understanding the legal system, learning their rights and

Utah Officials, UTA Break Ground on Sugar House Streetcar

All eyes were on Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake Wednesday as U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood joined local and state

Salt Lake City Considers Extending Parking Enforcement, Charging More

Salt Lake City’s push to charge more for metered parking and extend hours of enforcement is sure to face opposition, but the