Salt Lake City

Mayor Jackie Biskupski highlights progress on homelessness, economic development, sustainability and other issues of opportunity and equity in her 2017 State of the City Address

Yesterday, January 31st, 2017, Mayor Jackie Biskupski delivered her 2017 State of the City Address at Salt Lake City’s Marmalade Library with a message of hope, equity, and opportunity underlying each accomplishment and goal for the coming year.

The Mayor underscored the City’s responsibility to “foster hope, ensure equity, create opportunity, and to build a city for everyone,” adding “as we continue to address some of the City’s most pressing issues, it is critical we hold to these core values.”

Mayor Biskupski outlined continuing progress in the work toward building four homeless resource centers in Salt Lake City; economic development victories in bringing new businesses and more than 2,000 new jobs to the City in just the past nine months; a 7.3 percent drop in violent crime; and continued progress to address air quality and sustainability.

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