Mayor Ralph Becker

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott has filed a complaint against Mayor Ralph Becker’s reelection team for allegedly violating election laws. Becker’s camp denies the accusations.

Whittney Evans

Jackie Biskupski will take on Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker in this year’s general election. At last check, the former state legislator captured 46 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s primary.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake City’s new police chief has unveiled a new strategy to deal with public safety issues in the Rio Grande area of downtown.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker officially filed for re-election today.  Candidates running in municipal races have one week to file.

Nicole Nixon

Salt Lake City mayor Ralph Becker came together with public utilities and infrastructure experts on Wednesday to discuss planning and building in a way that conserves land, water and natural resources along the Wasatch front.

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams

Salt Lake City’s new Broadway-style theater is still under construction but officials announced today they’ve already booked a show.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has issued an executive order directing the Civilian Review Board to modify its policy on public disclosure.

Whittney Evans

A new plan for more affordable housing downtown was among the topics Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker highlighted Wednesday morning during his annual state of the city address.

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is running for a 3rd term. He announced his bid for re-election to reporters Monday morning at a local café.

Becker says he has the energy and commitment to continue to lead the city as he has for the past seven years.

“People wanted a vibrant downtown,” Becker says. “They wanted a livable and sustainable city. They wanted mobility options…To that end, seven years later, we certainly have a list of accomplishments.”

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has been chosen to lead the National League of Cities. Becker will assume the role of NLC President, this Saturday during the 2014 Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas.

The 19,000-member National League of Cities advocates on behalf of local governments and links federal dollars to local projects. At this year’s conference, Becker will present his goals for the next year—which include new programs to connect kids with the outdoors.

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Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker was in Washington D.C. today presenting the final recommendations of the White House Climate Change Task Force. 

Last November, Mayor Becker and 25 other State, Local and Tribal leaders from across the country were picked to join the task force.  Over the past year, Becker says the group compared notes on how the warming climate is impacting their respective communities.

New Popperton Community Garden Dedicated

Aug 22, 2014
Dan Bammes

  The newest of Salt Lake City’s community gardens was dedicated Friday morning.

The Popperton Plots are in the Federal Heights neighborhood just uphill from Shriner’s Hospital.  Neighborhood gardeners claimed 36 four-by-twenty foot garden plots this past spring.  Now they’re producing everything from Swiss chard to heirloom tomatoes.

The plots are surrounded by an eight-foot fence.  Bridget Stuchly with the city’s Division of Sustainability says it’s meant to protect the harvest.

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Decision makers are hearing a lot about global warming this week.

The nation’s mayors backed a climate change resolution on Sunday. And, on Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling on the government’s power to regulate greenhouse gases, as citizen activists prepared to press Congress to deal with climate change.

Andrea Smardon

Hopes for another Olympics in Utah were rekindled Monday, as Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker announced their decision to pursue a bid for the 2026 Winter Games.

The Olympic cauldron at Rice Eccles Stadium was literally in Governor Herbert’s view as he announced his decision based on the recommendations of an Exploratory Committee.

“We’ve reviewed the report and are here to announce that Salt Lake City and the great state of Utah are ready, willing, and able to host a future winter Olympic game.”

Monday, October 22, 2012

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

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