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Mayor Jackie Biskupski

Recipients for the 2017 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Contact: 

Lia Summers, Senior Advisor for Arts & Culture

385-272-1503 - Lia.Summers@slcgov.com

Kandace Steadman, Arts Council Program Coordinator

801-535-6519 - Kandace.Steadman@slcgov.com

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Recipients for the 2017 Mayor’s Artists Awards Announced

Mayor Biskupki’s statement on the Salt Lake City Council’s failure to approve Sen. Dabakis for UTA Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 13, 2017

Contact: 

Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 | matthew.rojas@slcgov.com

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Mayor Biskupki’s statement on the Salt Lake City Council’s failure to approve Sen. Dabakis for UTA Board of Trustees

Mayor Biskupski joins 61 U.S. mayors in committing to adopt, honor, and uphold the Paris Climate Agreement goals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 1, 2017

Contact: Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 - matthew.rojas@slcgov.com

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Mayor Biskupski joins 61 U.S. mayors in committing to adopt, honor, and uphold the Paris Climate Agreement goals

Today Mayor Jackie Biskupski joined with 61 U.S. mayors to affirm Salt Lake City’s commitment to the climate goals enshrined in the Paris Climate Agreement, following President Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. support for the historic accord. 

Mayor Jackie Biskupski appoints Sen. Jim Dabakis to UTA Board of Trustees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 31, 2017

Contact: 

Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 | matthew.rojas@slcgov.com

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Mayor Jackie Biskupski appoints Sen. Jim Dabakis to UTA Board of Trustees

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski nominated Sen. Jim Dabakis to represent Salt Lake City on the Utah Transit Authority (UTA) Board of Trustees.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on federal review of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 19, 2017

Contact: 

Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 | matthew.rojas@slcgov.com

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Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on federal review of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski signed a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke of the Department of the Interior, speaking in support of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments in Southern Utah.

Medical device manufacturer Biomerics to headquarter in Salt Lake City

Biomerics, a leading medical device manufacturer for the cardiovascular market, will relocate to a new corporate headquarters in Salt Lake City. The 230,000-square foot facility will be located adjacent to the Northwest Quadrant west of the Salt Lake City International Airport. The new facility will include corporate and engineering offices, research and development labs, and cleanroom manufacturing.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s statement on today’s passage of the American Health Care Act

Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act in an effort to repeal and replace the successful Affordable Care Act.

In 2017 alone, 197,000 Utahns have enrolled in coverage through the ACA. As Mayor of the Capital City, and the most diverse city in the state, I’m greatly concerned for the life and death consequences our residents could face as a result of this vote.

Infrastructure, sustainability, homelessness needs are among top priorities in Mayor Biskupski’s recommended Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017, Mayor Jackie Biskupski presented a recommended Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget of $273 million to the Salt Lake City Council.

The Mayor noted the balanced budget reflects the shared priorities of the Administration and Council, and emphasizes the following:

Joint statement from Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Chief Mike Brown on new funding plan for County jail space

We thank Salt Lake County leaders for coming together and fulfilling their responsibility to provide adequate jail space to law enforcement in Salt Lake City and around the Valley. We’d also like to thank  the State Legislature for helping to lead this conversation and providing the County with a clear path forward. Partnerships like this are critical in providing resources to those who are working to solve problems in the Rio Grande neighborhood everyday.

Mayor Biskupski a leader in U.S. mayors’ new national drive for 100 percent clean energy

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and a coalition of U.S. mayors joined with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 campaign in a new effort to engage and recruit mayors to endorse a goal of transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy in cities throughout the country.

The initiative, “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy,” is led by Mayor Biskupski; Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine; Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin; and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. The mayors function as co-chairs of the effort.

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