Election 2013 http://kuer.org en New Salt Lake City Council Members Sworn In http://kuer.org/post/new-salt-lake-city-council-members-sworn <p></p><p></p><p>Four Salt Lake City Council members were sworn in today. Three are new and one is beginning a second term. The newcomer’s ambitions range from air quality and economic development to civility.</p><p>District 1 Councilman-elect James Rogers says as a new member of the Salt Lake City Council, he’s focused on rehabilitating neglected residential, community and commercial areas in his district, pointing to his work overseeing the renovation of a commercial office space just west of Capitol Hill.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:07:37 +0000 Whittney Evans 40476 at http://kuer.org New Salt Lake City Council Members Sworn In City Pays Tribute to Outgoing Council Members http://kuer.org/post/city-pays-tribute-outgoing-council-members <p></p><p></p><p>Salt Lake City employees and elected officials said goodbye last night to three members of the Salt Lake City Council. Carlton Christensen, Jill Remington Love and Soren Simonson have served on the council for a combined 36 years.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:28:27 +0000 Whittney Evans 39383 at http://kuer.org City Pays Tribute to Outgoing Council Members Jordan School District Says Bond Failed Because of Misinformation, Low Turnout http://kuer.org/post/jordan-school-district-says-bond-failed-because-misinformation-low-turnout <p></p><p></p><p>The $495 million Jordan School District Bond failed to get the support of voters in Tuesday’s election.&nbsp; District officials say lower-than-expected voter turnout and misinformation killed it.&nbsp;</p><p>The latest tallies show only about 32 percent of voters favored the bond. The growing district is calling for eight new elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school. Steven Dunham is a spokesperson for the Jordan School District.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:16:18 +0000 Whittney Evans 37849 at http://kuer.org Jordan School District Says Bond Failed Because of Misinformation, Low Turnout Maintenance, Transportation at Issue in District 3 Race http://kuer.org/post/maintenance-transportation-issue-district-3-race <p></p><p>Stan Penfold represents the third district on the Salt Lake City Council and he’s the only councilman running for re-election this year. But significant change in city leadership is still on the horizon, as three other members of the council have decided to step down.</p><p>Gwen Springmeyer says she couldn’t be happier with her idyllic slice of life in Salt Lake City’s upper Avenues. She chairs the community council there.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:27:13 +0000 Whittney Evans 35297 at http://kuer.org Maintenance, Transportation at Issue in District 3 Race Mt. Pleasant Election Sees a Crowd of Candidates http://kuer.org/post/mt-pleasant-election-sees-crowd-candidates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities and towns across Utah, from Big Water to Smithfield, are holding primary elections August </span>13th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, narrowing the field of candidates for mayor and city council positions.&nbsp; There’s one town in </span>Sanpete<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> County where the mayoral primary has drawn intense interest this year. &nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 33750 at http://kuer.org Mt. Pleasant Election Sees a Crowd of Candidates Cottonwood Heights Mayor Faces Election Challenge http://kuer.org/post/cottonwood-heights-mayor-faces-election-challenge <p></p><p>Cottonwood Heights Mayor Kelvyn Cullimore Jr. is facing three challengers in this year’s election. Cullimore has been the municipality’s only mayor since residents voted to become a city in 2004.&nbsp;</p><p>Fifty-three-year-old Peyton Robinson is a partner at the Lewis Hansen Law Firm in Salt Lake City. He says he’s eying the Mayor’s seat because he wants to increase green space and create a true downtown area in Cottonwood Heights.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:17:04 +0000 Whittney Evans 30700 at http://kuer.org Cottonwood Heights Mayor Faces Election Challenge