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Energy & Sustainability

Vision

Working together, I’m proud that we’ve made Salt Lake City a national leader in cleaning our air, reducing our dependence on coal, and addressing climate change. But how we deal with these issues impacts our region well beyond Salt Lake City’s borders. It will take vision and leadership to keep up our momentum and address our most pressing environmental challenges.

Check back in August and September for our next series of blueprints for a great American city.

Accomplishments

  • Built the Nation’s first Net Zero Public Safety Building
  • Set LEED Gold efficiency for all City buildings
  • Created the City’s first solar farm
  • Established the Clear the Air Challenge
  • Converted the City’s fleet to CNG and electric vehicles

Fairness & Opportunity

Vision

Social justice makes me Salt Lake City Proud. As Mayor, I have ensured all City employees are paid a living wage and narrowed the wage gap between men and women working in City Hall. And as a community, we’ve married our LGBT families in City Hall and nearly put an end to chronic homelessness. Working together, I know we can do so much more.

Check back in August and September for our next series of blueprints for a great American city.

Accomplishments

  • Passed the state’s first Non-Discrimination Ordinance
  • Ensured City employees earn a living wage
  • Nearly ended chronic homelessness
  • Appointed women to over 50% of cabinet level and executive positions in the Mayor’’s Office
  • Launched the Capital City Education Program

Prosperity & Downtown

Vision

When I came to office there was a hole in Sugar House, downtown was boarded up and we faced the worst budget crisis in our city’s history. Today, Salt Lake City is a great American city. We’re number one in the nation for job creation, our downtown is thriving, and Salt Lake City is known as the economic center in the Intermountain West.

Check back in August and September for our next series of blueprints for a great American city.

Accomplishments

  • Brought major financial and tech companies downtown
  • Established the Signature Events Fund
  • Grew the Twilight Concert Series and the Downtown Farmers Market
  • Revamped the Small Business Revolving Loan Fund
  • Lifted cumbersome regulations for restaurants and bars

Neighborhoods & Gathering Places

Vision

As Mayor, I’ve worked hard to put our neighborhoods first because I know great neighborhoods make great American cities. Together, we’ve supported our local businesses, created walkable communities, and promoted events and activities where our community comes together. As a professional planner, small business owner, and your Mayor, I understand the opportunities and challenges of our neighborhoods and will be your voice in City Hall.

Check back in August and September for our next series of blueprints for a great American city.

Accomplishments

  • Advanced Central Ninth and NoTe business districts
  • Built Glendale and Marmalade libraries (under construction)
  • Provided grants to community councils
  • Rebuilt North Temple and expanded mobility options
  • Expanded trails and off-leash dog parks within Salt Lake City

Transportation & Mobility

Vision

I am proud of the many options Salt Lake City residents and visitors now have to get around. We’ve expanded bikeways and developed light rail lines. We’ve built new trails and made transit more affordable. We’ve created walkable communities and brought back streetcars – and we’re even cleaning our air.

Check back in August and September for our next series of blueprints for a great American city.

Accomplishments

  • Expanded TRAX to the airport
  • Established the Hive Pass
  • Doubled bike lanes and trails
  • Brought streetcars to Sugar House
  • Built electric vehicle charging stations

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Forbes Magazine

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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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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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Equality of Opportunity Project

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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.