Salt Lake County

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The Salt Lake County Council is one of five entities that will decide whether or not Facebook can build a data center in West Jordan with a $240 million tax break. Tuesday the Council unanimously voted against the proposal. 

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Salt Lake County insurance plans now cover the specific healthcare needs of transgender employees and employee dependents.

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A neglected Salt Lake County park in a neighborhood with many refugee and immigrant families has been completely overhauled.

SL County's Curbside Glass Program Expanding

May 23, 2016
Nicole Nixon

Curbside glass recycling is about to expand to more neighborhoods in Salt Lake County.

Leaders of the Utah Democratic Party have filed a complaint with the Lt. Governor’s office about letters county clerks are sending to unaffiliated voters asking them which primary ballot they’d like to receive.

Whittney Evans

Salt Lake County employees joined Mayor Ben McAdams this afternoon for the fourth annual Stand Against Racism program at the county government building. It’s part of a nationwide campaign hosted by the YWCA.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says the county is making progress on building a healthy community by setting specific and measurable goals. This strategy was the focus of his 2016 State of the County Address today.  

Salt Lake County Regional Development

The newly formed Mountain Planning Commission of Salt Lake County is set to have its inaugural meeting in the first week of the New Year.

Andrea Smardon

This week, the Salt Lake County Council gave preliminary approval for the $1.1 billion-dollar, 2016, county budget. It includes Salt Lake County Mayor McAdams plan to improve the criminal justice system.

Proposition 1 Fails In Salt Lake County

Nov 17, 2015
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Salt Lake County voters have officially defeated an effort to increase sales tax for transportation funding known as Proposition 1.

Proposition 1 Sees Mixed Results Across the State

Nov 3, 2015
Brian Grimmett/KUER

An attempt to increase transportation funding by raising sales tax was on the ballot for 17 Utah Counties, and after counting most of the votes, the results are mixed.

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Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has a plan to address new criminal justice demands on the county. He presented his $1.1 billion budget to the county council Tuesday morning.

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The Salt Lake County Council gave preliminary approval for a property tax levy Tuesday to fund criminal justice reform. In total, homeowners will be providing 9.4 million dollars a year.

Juliet Fletcher / Council of State Governments Justice Center

A new report recognizes Salt Lake County for its efforts in criminal justice reform, but researchers found weaknesses in how it handles offenders with behavioral health disorders.

Brian Grimmett

Mayors from across the Wasatch front gathered in Midvale to voice their support for Proposition 1, a quarter of a cent sales tax increase that is being placed on ballots in sixteen counties this November.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says the county is pulling out of negotiations with Omni Hotels & Resorts for a new convention center hotel after a year and a half of talks.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County officials have discovered more than 100 trees that were cut down illegally in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Brian Grimmett

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker are pushing a proposal to combine county and city prosecution services.

Whittney Evans

House Democrats are calling for the resignation of Democratic State Representative Justin Miller amid allegations that he stole roughly $30,000 from Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdam’s re-election campaign. But Miller has no plans to step down.

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Utah State Representative Justin Miller is being accused of embezzling money from Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams campaign fund. The freshman democrat denies the accusation, calling it political retaliation for whistleblowing.

Salt Lake County Calling For Water Conservation Efforts

May 11, 2015
Brian Grimmett

The Salt Lake County Council is preparing to vote on a resolution calling for people to follow smart water conservation guidelines.

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It’s Brain Injury Awareness Month and Salt Lake County is putting a spotlight on concussions and how to prevent them.

The county-owned facility is open 7 days per week and includes many free activities as well as food and a learning store.
Bob Nelson

Salt Lake County announced plans Thursday for a $2,000,000 dollar update of the free public exhibits at the Clark Planetarium at the Gateway in downtown Salt Lake City.

Whittney Evans

 

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams promised a “responsive” government in his annual state of the county address Tuesday morning.

Utah Transit Authority

The Salt Lake County health department is handing out thousands of free public transit passes to Salt Lake County residents. They hope the effort will get more people on buses and trains and out of personal vehicles that contribute to air pollution.

Tim Slover

   

The Utah Clean Air Partnership has awarded a $25,000 grant to Salt Lake County to help repair vehicles with poor emissions. 

Whittney Evans

Newly-elected Salt Lake County officials were sworn into office Monday morning.

Holladay City

The process involved nearly 2 years of wrangling between residents, Salt Lake County, East Millcreek Township representatives and eventually the Lieutenant Governor.

Current Holladay Mayor Robert Dahle was elected in the middle of the process. He says the county’s protest of the annexation further delayed the process so a boundary commission was formed.

Brian Grimmett

The state’s prison relocation commission has voted to move forward with further assessment of six sites located in Salt Lake, Utah, and Tooele Counties. 

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Many refugees who come to live in Salt Lake County would like to make a living using the skills they brought with them from their home countries. Salt Lake County has partnered with the  International Rescue Committee to open a new incubator kitchen, that  gives many of those entrepreneurs a place to start.

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