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Mayor Jackie Biskupski

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski presented the City Council with a $330 million budget plan that calls for prioritizing funding for roads, housing, transit and police force for the 2020 fiscal year.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski on Tuesday joined other state and local leaders in sharing tips on combating climate change with Congress.

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Updated 4:56 p.m. MDT 3/18/19

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski says a family situation led her to withdraw her bid for a second term, an abrupt reversal that leaves the mayoral race wide-open.

SLC Mayor Files Lawsuit Over Utah Inland Port

Mar 11, 2019
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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski has mounted a legal challenge to the state’s new inland port, accusing state leaders of usurping the city’s taxing and land use authority.

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Flanked by friends and a sea of green signs, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski kicked off her re-election campaign on Saturday in what is shaping into a crowded mayoral race.

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Salt Lake City is one step closer to securing another Winter Games.

 

On Friday, the U.S. Olympic Committee chose Utah’s capital city as the country’s nominee for a future Games, which could bring the Winter Olympics back to the United States for the first time since 2002.

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Salt Lake City leaders — minus Mayor Jackie Biskupski — met Thursday afternoon with Gov. Gary Herbert and legislative leaders in continuing negotiations over a planned land-based shipping hub in the northwest corner of the city.

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Shoppers in Salt Lake City will pay an extra half-penny per dollar in sales tax on non-food purchases beginning in October. Despite some concerns, the city council approved the tax hike Tuesday night.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski released her proposed 2019 budget on Monday. It includes increased funding in four key areas.

A new question on the 2020 census about citizenship is heading to court.  The U.S. Conference of Mayors is filing a suit contesting its inclusion. But not everyone in the region is on board.  

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski called for not one, but two tax increases in her 3rd annual State of the City address Wednesday night. The additional revenue would pay for big transportation, housing and infrastructure projects.

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This month marked the halfway point in Jackie Biskupski’s term as Mayor of Salt Lake City. Although she’s had some challenges and stumbles in her first two years, Utah's first openly-gay mayor is proud of what she’s accomplished so far.

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People all over Utah celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with volunteer work. On Monday, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski teamed up with teenage volunteers at the Utah Food Bank.

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The director of Salt Lake City’s 911 system was fired Thursday after he was arrested for drunk driving.

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As education advisor for the Salt lake City Mayor’s Office, Angela Doan is focusing her role on the school to prison pipeline. Her first step is drawing a clear line between law enforcement assigned to a school and school administrators. 

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After a previous nomination didn’t work out, the Salt Lake City Council approved a new leader for the city’s Redevelopment Agency Tuesday night.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski presented her budget proposal to the City Council Tuesday evening. The plan includes $8 million for road and sidewalk repairs, $3 million for affordable housing initiatives, and proposed a plan to increase sewer rates by 30% over five years to pay for a new treatment plant. 

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Salt Lake City officials are pulling their candidate to lead the Redevelopment Agency (RDA), only days after naming him.

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In her second State of the City address, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski delivered a message about moving forward in tough and divided times.

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Funding for a makeover of the Utah Fair Park was approved this week during a special session of the state legislature. 

Chief of Police Mike Brown Sworn In

Jun 2, 2016
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Mike Brown was officially sworn in as Salt Lake City’s Chief of Police Thursday.

GREENbike Adds Eight New Stations For 2016

May 5, 2016
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As the temperatures begin to rise and people move outside, GREENbike is announcing another expansion of service in Salt Lake City.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s first city budget proposal focuses on paying off debt and fixing basic infrastructure like roads and storm drains.

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Members of the Salt Lake City Council want more information before deciding to name Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski the new executive director of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake.

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The Salt Lake City Council unanimously approved three of Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s latest cabinet appointments Tuesday night, but not before a rigorous interview process earlier in the evening.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s pick for director of public utilities has decided to withdraw from consideration for the vacant position.

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In her first State of the City address, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski laid out a wide range of objectives she hopes to achieve over the next four years.

Whittney Evans

The Utah Food Bank celebrated the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service by organizing volunteers to fill food boxes for delivery.

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Salt Lake City Mayor-Elect Jackie Biskupski has made her first major appointment since being elected in November. She’s selected Salt Lake County Township Executive Patrick Leary to be her Chief of Staff.

Whittney Evans

In a surprise double reversal, the Salt Lake City Council voted not to pay for Mayor-elect Jacki Biskupski’s transition into the mayor’s office. 

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