County Government Archive

Wimmer Calls for Public Sector Labor Negotiations to be Public

A state lawmaker who plans to run for Congress wants to open public sector employee labor negotiations to the public through a

County Increasing Recycling Pick-ups

Beginning this September, residents in unincorporated Salt Lake County will be able to recycle twice as often. Pam Roberts, the county’s Sanitation

District Attorney Rules SLC Officer Unjustified in May Shooting

A Salt Lake City police officer who shot a juvenile at a mobile home park in May has been deemed unjustified in

SL County Park Bond Vote Postponed Until 2012

Salt Lake County voters will have one more year to decide whether to vote “yes” on a $110 million dollar parks bond.

Construction Begins on Parley’s Trail Pedestrian Tunnel

The crown jewel of the ongoing Parley’s Trail expansion is coming to fruition. Construction crews are in the first stages of carving

County Celebrates Partnership to Restore, Beautify Millcreek Canyon

Nestled in the Wasatch Mountains on the east side of the Salt Lake Valley, Millcreek Canyon provides an outlet for thousands of

Lawmakers Consider Protecting Voter Registration Emails

County clerks are asking the legislature to allow them to hold on to voter email addresses, but keep them private, in an

Politics Up Close: State GOP Chairman Thomas Wright

Many in the Utah Republican Party are unhappy with the state’s current leadership, with several GOP delegates letting Governor Gary Herbert know

County Could Put Parks Bond on 2011 Ballot

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon wants voters to decide on a bonding measure for the upkeep and creation of parks in

Mayor Hopes to Find Support for Parks, Trails Bond

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon is hoping you’ll support a new bond measure for the county’s parks and trails this fall,

D.A. Agrees War on Drugs is Costly, Hasn’t Worked

Salt Lake County’s District Attorney isn’t surprised by a new report from the Global Commission on Drug Policy that says the War

Local Government Clearing Waterways of Flood-Causing Debris

Salt Lake County is trying to keep waterways clear of potential flood-causing debris as temperatures rise and snowpack melts. Many areas of

OptumHealth to Manage County Mental Health Services Come July

Minnesota-based OptumHealth will take over the management of Salt Lake County’s publicly funded mental health services beginning July 1st. The for-profit company

Counties Defend Restaurant Tax Against Lawsuit

The Utah Association of Counties is rounding up support to defend the restaurant tax against a lawsuit filed by the Utah Taxpayers

Will Dems Lose Control of County Mayor Seat?

No one has officially made a bid for Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon’s job, which is up for grabs in the

Politics Up Close: Utah Taxpayers Association

The Utah Taxpayers Association is an influential voice in Utah policymaking and will soon have its annual Taxes Now conference. The conservative

Salt Palace Solar Project Underway After Hiccup

The Salt Palace Convention Center is preparing for a 2.5-megawatt jolt from what’s being called the largest single rooftop solar system in

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill

Sim Gill is in his fifth month as Salt Lake County’s new District Attorney, and in the middle of implementing some of

New Chair of Salt Lake Democrats Looks to Redefine Message

Women will now be leading Salt Lake County’s two major political parities. Mary Bishop was elected as chair of the Salt Lake

Health Dept. Warns of Measles Exposure at Two Events

The Salt Lake Valley Health Department says people at two recent events may have come in contact with someone infected with the

New Urban Farm Helps Refugees in West Valley City

A new urban farming program in Salt Lake County aims to help refugees in the community eat healthier, gain economic independence and

Politics Up Close: Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon

The spotlight has been on government transparency and open records this whole month after the legislature rapidly passed HB 477. Now, some

SL County Changes Breeding Ordinance

After some dog breeders vented their frustration with a new Salt Lake County ordinance aimed at irresponsible breeding, the county council voted

Hanson Gives Jordan River Commission Direction

The commission tasked with improving the quality of the Jordan River and surrounding areas has a new Executive Director. As KCPW’s Whittney

Snowbirds “Mountain Coaster” Stirs Controversy

Opponents of Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort’s plans to build a 3,000 foot roller coaster that crosses Little Cottonwood Canyon will hold

Millcreek One Step Closer to Becoming a City

The unincorporated part of Salt Lake County could be getting smaller. At a meeting Friday, Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon and

Politics Up Close: UEA Weighs in on Legislative Session

During this session of the Utah legislature, there’s certainly a lot at stake for K-12 students. But there’s also a lot at

Anti-Fee Bill Picks Up Steam

The Utah House of Representatives delivered good news today for unincorporated Salt Lake County residents who are sick of paying a fee

Bill Sets Deadline for County to End Controversial Fee

A bill that would eliminate a fee that unincorporated Salt Lake County residents pay for Unified Police Department services was approved by