Billboards re-emerge as an issue in SLC mayoral race

October 21, 2015

Mayor Ralph Becker and Biskupski are embroiled in a seemingly neck and neck race to lead Utah’s capital city for the next four years. Biskupski’s campaign manager, MaryAnn Martindale said they don’t have anything to do with the billboards. [fox13now]

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Billboard fight shows split among Salt Lake City mayoral candidates

October 19, 2015

Becker calls Reagan Outdoor Advertising a “bully,” going to the state to circumvent city leaders. He has resisted moves to make more billboards digital or to expand their height and size. “I can understand them saying I don’t do all they want all the time, but I’m happy to work with anybody,” the mayor said. “But […]

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Biketober Fest: What is a protected intersection?

October 19, 2015

A community block party event was held Saturday at the intersection of 200 West and 300 South featuring local bands, family- friendly activities, bike games, food trucks and vendors. They called the event “Biketoberfest.” Why all the excitement? [good4utah]

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SLC considering ordinance requiring apartments, condos, businesses to recycle

October 19, 2015

According to a summary of the ordinance posted on the city’s website, “Salt Lake City is considering and ordinance that would require a recycling program in multi-family properties and businesses, and would apply to any business or multi-family property that produces 4 or more cubic yards of solid waste per week.” [fox13now]

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Parliament of the World’s Religions: Cities should make compassion a guiding value, mayors say

October 19, 2015

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was on the panel of mayors discussing how cities can foster compassion. He noted that the Utah Civil and Compassionate Communities Initiative, which he launched earlier this month with Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox. Becker noted the “warm hearts” of the conference’s nearly 10,000 attendees and joked, “We will be […]

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