In a four-to-three decision the Salt Lake City council adopted the Sugar House Streetcar alignment recommended by a consulting firm the city hired to study the project. In other words, the second phase of the streetcar will be routed north on 1100 east despite fierce opposition. But members of the council who favor that route say it’s in the best interest of the city as a whole to move forward.
Sugar House resident Mark Unruh says he doesn’t understand the council’s decision.
The Salt Lake City Council can’t decide on a final destination for the Sugarhouse Streetcar, Salt Lake City and County reach an agreement for a new performing arts center, and thousands of gallons of diesel fuel spill into Willard Bay Park.
The Salt Lake City Council is reconsidering an ordinance which penalizes residents if they fail to clear snow and ice off their sidewalks. The Council discussed the issue at their meeting Tuesday after several council members received warnings that their own walkways were not sufficiently clear.
Tonia Torrence came back from a trip in early January to find a citation in her mailbox. She had been fined 50 dollars for not clearing her sidewalk of snow and ice.
Members of the Salt Lake City Council pick a new council chair, a small Utah town is considering an ordinance recommending gun ownership, and a group that tries to help families fleeing polygamy is raising money to buy a big house.
The Salt Lake City Council last night approved funding for a catering kitchen at The Leonardo. The council also set aside some additional money for a potential incubator kitchen, which may or may not be located in the Leonardo.
In 2012, Salt Lake City moved forward with a new Broadway style theater, outlined a plan to guide the historic preservation process and revamped downtown parking to name a few highlights. Outgoing Salt Lake City Council Chair Soren Simonson says it’s been a year of “progress.”
Simonson says he thinks the most notable initiative was the adoption of a historic preservation plan, which includes more incentives for preservation, rather than strict regulations.
It’s been branded as a way to help refugees in Salt Lake City establish a foundation for a restaurant business and inspire diverse fare, but it’s also a way to boost the local economy. The Salt Lake City council tonight will consider providing some start-up funds for the construction of what’s known as an “incubator kitchen” downtown at The Leonardo.
On-street parking in downtown Salt Lake City may no longer be free after 6:00 p.m., on Saturdays, and during the December Holiday season. A straw poll of the City Council suggests there is support for these changes - as well as higher rates.