SALT LAKE CITY – Poor air quality is one of the biggest issues facing residents of the Salt Lake Valley. In just the first two months of 2014 alone, pollution measurements along the Wasatch Front exceeded EPA standards by a factor of 15. This means that for more than two weeksthe region, and especially its most vulnerable populations, was subjected to levels of air pollution deemed to be unsafe and unhealthy.
February 4, 2013
Contact: Art Raymond
Mayor to Host Community Conversation on Air Quality Issues
SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to join him and a panel of local policymakers for an informal community conversation about air quality issues on Wednesday, Feb. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Sorenson Unity Center, 1383 S. 900 West.
Mayor Proposes Comprehensive Plan to Address Air Quality
SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker took an aggressive and passionate tone in his State of the City speech this year. The topic was Utah's air quality and the plan he laid out, could be best summarized by the famous song lyric, "We need a little less talk and a lot more action."
Mayor Ralph Becker
State of the City Address
January 8, 2014
Rice-Eccles Stadium Tower
And welcome to the members of the Salt Lake City Council.
I’ve invited you all here for a reason. I specifically chose this location and this room for my annual State of the City address so you could look out the window and contemplate our future – the future state of our great city.
Mayor to Present 2014 State of the City at University of Utah
SALT LAKE CITY – The public is invited to join Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker for his 2014 presentation of the State of the City Address on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at noon in the Varsity Room on the 6th floor of the Rice-Eccles Stadium & Tower, 451 S. 1400 East.
Mayor Proposes New Residential Transit Pass Program to Address Air Quality
SALT LAKE CITY – On Friday, Oct. 4, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced a fresh solution to help improve air quality – a new type of transit pass that may soon be available to Salt Lake City residents, helping minimize the number of car trips that contribute to poor air conditions.
SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Ralph Becker will join Councilman Stan Penfold, Utah Transit Authority General Manager Michael Allegra and air quality advocates to announce a major new air quality initiative at a media event on Friday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. near the 900 East TRAX station in the Office Max parking lot, 410 S. 900 East.