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Energy & Sustainability

Vision

An innovative energy strategy creates a greener and more livable city – one that makes us proud to call Salt Lake City home. When it comes to the protection of future generations and the long-term vitality of our city, we must set our sights high, and we must continue this focus for generations to come.

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Accomplishments

  • Built the Nation’s first Net Zero Public Safety Building
  • Set LEED Gold efficiency standards for all City buildings
  • Converted streetlights to LED
  • Created the City’s first solar farm
  • Established the Clear the Air Challenge
  • Converted the City’s fleet to CNG and electric vehicles
  • Built Salt Lake City’s first municipal solar farm
  • Established Project Skyline
  • Brought glass recycling to your curbside
  • Supported the Community Solar Program
  • Expanded Urban Agriculture

Fairness & Opportunity

Vision

No matter where you are from or your economic background, everyone should have the opportunity to succeed. Your city government has done much to support those opportunities, but we have much left to do. I’m committed to keep working together with all Salt Lake City residents to continue to build a fair and just community.

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Accomplishments

  • Created Utah’s first non-discrimination ordinance & officiated the first LGBTQ weddings in City Hall
  • Instituted a living wage for SLC employees
  • Established and advanced the Capital City Education Program
  • Monitored and activated Pioneer Park
  • Strengthened our approach to community policing
  • Nearly ended chronic homelessness
  • Appointed women to over 50% of cabinet level and executive positions in the Mayor’’s Office
  • Increased services though Youth City, Arts, and After-School Programs
  • Implemented the 5,000 Doors Initiative
  • Developed Mentoring and Support Programs for Refugees

Prosperity & Downtown

Vision

An innovative economy and a thriving job market make for a healthier community and a more livable city. A healthy economy means more opportunity, more security, and more flexibility for all of us. As Mayor, I will continue working tirelessly on behalf of all residents to ensure we have a solid foundation that keeps our economy strong and provides plentiful, good-paying jobs so that we stay on the path of growing into an even greater and more successful city.

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Accomplishments

  • Growing Businesses in Downtown
  • Redevelopment of Sugarhouse Business District, Rio Grande Station Center, and Regent Street
  • SLC Foreign Trade Zone
  • Planning Process Improvement
  • Revolving Loan Fund
  • The Visitor Economy
  • Permits, Building Services and “One-Stop-Shop” for Construction and Development
  • Helped Grow Small Business

Open Space & Wild Places

Vision

Salt Lake’s best attributes is that around any corner, there is a new untouched and natural area to explore. It is important to protect these spaces, while also growing our economy, cleaning our air, and expanding our mobility options.

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Accomplishments

Shepherding the Mountain Accord
Creating opportunities for Dogs in our City
Launching "Kids with Nature" program
Expanding watershed protections
Nearly completing the Jordan River Trail
Restoring natural riparian habitat
Creating Imperial Park

Transportation & Mobility

Vision

An efficient public transportation system that helps residents and visitors get around our great City makes for a more livable and desirable Salt Lake City. Our investment in mass transit will help us clean our air, encourage economic development, and create more opportunity. As Mayor, I will continue my commitment towards expanding transportation options so that getting around Salt Lake City is welcoming, accessible, and affordable for everyone.

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Accomplishments

  • Reimagined North Temple Boulevard, and opened TRAX to the Airport
  • Reconstructed the 1300 South viaduct ahead of schedule and on budget
  • Built the S-Line and Greenway
  • Created the Hive Pass for residents
  • Rebuilt the North Temple viaduct
  • Launched GREENBike, Salt Lake City’s bike share program
  • Doubled down on pedestrian safety and accessibility
  • Expanded opportunities for safe and comfortable biking
  • Took care of businesses and residents

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National League of Cities and Towns

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CBS News 2015

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National League of Cities and Towns

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Metro Area for Job Creation

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Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

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CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

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National League of Cities and Towns

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Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

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Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

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CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

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National League of Cities and Towns

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Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

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Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

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CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

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National League of Cities and Towns

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Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

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Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

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CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

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National League of Cities and Towns

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Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

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Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

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CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

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National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

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CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

#4

CBS News 2015

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Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

#4

CBS News 2015

#3

Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

#4

CBS News 2015

#3

Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

#4

CBS News 2015

#3

Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

#4

CBS News 2015

#3

Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

#1

Metro Area for Job Creation

Gallup 2015

#8

Best for Business and Careers

Forbes Magazine

#4

CBS News 2015

#3

Improving Economic Opportunities for Children

Equality of Opportunity Project

#1

National League of Cities and Towns

Meet Ralph Becker

Ralph Becker was sworn in as Mayor of Salt Lake City in January 2008 and was re-elected in 2011 by a wide margin.

Prior to becoming Mayor, he served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1996 to 2007. During that time he served seven years in leadership, including five years as House Democratic Leader.