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.
“While campaigning in cities throughout the country last year, then candidate Donald Trump spoke often about the “issue of urban renewal” and the “rebuilding of our inner cities.”
Not quite two months into his term of office, President Trump is proposing a budget which will strip billions of dollars cities use to improve infrastructure and provide services to residents most in need.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced that Salt Lake City joined 20 cities and counties across the nation, in an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court, asking the Court to uphold important constitutional protections for immigrants held in prolonged mandatory immigration detention by the federal government.
Do you have a green thumb? If so, Salt Lake City has a unique opportunity for you to help maintain Salt Lake City’s agricultural heritage. The City is currently seeking applications from Farmers to grow fruits and vegetables on over 1.5 acres of City owned land adjacent to the Sorenson Unity Center at 1333 South 800 West.
As part of her mission to improve air quality, reduce carbon emissions, and form strong partnerships with the business community, Mayor Jackie Biskupski is pleased to launch the Third Annual Skyline Challenge—this year with the Salt Lake Chamber joining the roster of partners.
The annual Skyline Challenge is a voluntary program to accelerate investment in energy efficiency from large commercial buildings and raise public awareness of building energy performance, while creating jobs and fostering a stronger local economy.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski issued a draft policy governing the release of police body camera recordings of critical incidents in Salt Lake City, while simultaneously inviting and encouraging the public to review the document and respond to it during a 30-day comment period.
Today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski convened the first meeting of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Affordable Housing. The Commission—called for in the Mayor’s affordable housing plan—will help develop a public-private partnership to leverage resources to tackle the housing crisis in Salt Lake City and beyond.
The Blue Ribbon Commission includes representatives from Goldman Sachs, Zions Bank, Cowboy Partners, Associated Title Co., Coldwell Banker, American Express, GivGroup, and the Salt Lake City Council.
POST Consumer Brands, the nation’s third-largest cereal company, is expanding their distribution operations to Salt Lake City. POST currently has a facility in Box Elder County, Utah, and has begun construction on a 901,000 square foot facility on California Avenue and 5600 West, near the newly announced Northwest Quadrant development site.