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


May 19, 2017


Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 |

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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.

Salt Lake City joins Amicus brief opposing President Trump’s “sanctuary city” Executive Order

Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced Salt Lake City has joined 33 other cities and counties across the United States in a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Santa Clara County’s motion to block enforcement of President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13678. The Executive Order signed on January 25, 2017, addresses immigration enforcement in the United State, and threatens jurisdictions that are deemed by the Administration to be “sanctuary jurisdictions” with reprisals.

Joint City resolution supports efforts to preserve and protect Wasatch County’s Bonanza Flat as open space


March 21, 2017

Contact: Matthew Rojas, Mayor’s Office

385-228-2365 |

Contact: Dan Weist, City Council

801-535-7600 |

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Salt Lake City to discuss federal funding programs identified as potential cuts in President Trump’s recent budget proposal


March 21, 2017

Contact: Matthew Rojas

385-228-2365 |

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Mayor Jackie Biskupski highlights progress on homelessness, economic development, sustainability and other issues of opportunity and equity in her 2017 State of the City Address

Yesterday, January 31st, 2017, Mayor Jackie Biskupski delivered her 2017 State of the City Address at Salt Lake City’s Marmalade Library with a message of hope, equity, and opportunity underlying each accomplishment and goal for the coming year.

The Mayor underscored the City’s responsibility to “foster hope, ensure equity, create opportunity, and to build a city for everyone,” adding “as we continue to address some of the City’s most pressing issues, it is critical we hold to these core values.”


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