Salt Lake City


Council adopts ordinances affecting transportation network and horse carriage companies

Ground Transportation Amendments Adopted

The Council adopted amendments Tuesday that will allow drivers for transportation network companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate legally in the City. The ordinance requires all ground transportation businesses – including taxis, shuttles, limos and transportation network companies – to:

Summary of the November 18 City Council Meeting

Metro Support Bureau

The Council discussed the Metro Support Bureau with Chief Chris Burbank. The briefing included discussion about the areas of the City that have the most calls for service, and how other parts of the City are impacted by the Metro Support Bureau. Learn more.

Summary of the November 4 Salt Lake City Council Meeting

Horse Drawn Carriages on City Streets

The Council discussed options for regulating horse-drawn carriages on City streets. In a straw poll, the Council indicated its support for considering a proposal that would ban horse drawn carriage businesses, with an exception for special events like parades and free expression activities. The Council will hold a public hearing on the proposed ordinance on November 25 and will likely take formal action that night. Learn more.

Summary of the October 21 City Council Meeting

Police Training on Minimizing Use of Lethal Force

The Council discussed with Police Chief Chris Burbank officer training for minimizing the use of lethal force. Discussion included explanation of current training curriculum and equipment and technology that may be beneficial. The Council will explore additional training options the Police Department suggested and will hold a follow up discussion at a later date. Learn more.

Summary of the October 14 City Council Meeting

Ground Transportation Amendments

More than 60 people spoke at a public hearing about proposed changes to the City's ground transportation regulations, which apply to taxis, limos, shuttles and ride sharing services. Among other changes, the proposed ordinance would allow transportation network companies, like Uber and Lyft, to operate in Salt Lake City. Also, all ground transportation businesses would be required to:

Summary of the July 29 Salt Lake City Council Meeting

Summary of the July 15 Salt Lake City Council Meeting

Golf Fund Long-term Budget Issues

The Council discussed the Golf Fund's long-term financial status and options to make it financially self-sustaining. The Council took a number of straw polls, preliminarily supporting:

Summary of the June 10 City Council Meeting

Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget

The Council adopted the final budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 at its meeting Tuesday. The final budget includes:

Summary of the June 3 City Council Meeting

Fiscal year 2014-2015 Budget

As part of its budget discussions, the Council preliminarily restored funding for summer fireworks shows – contingent upon good air quality. The $40,000 budget, which has funded fireworks shows at Liberty Park, Sugar House and Jordan Park in the past, had been cut from Mayor Becker’s proposed budget. The Council unanimously supported the restoration, contingent upon the air quality on the day of the scheduled shows.

Summary of the May 27 City Council Meeting

Days of '47 Parade

The Council will ask the Days of '47 Parade committee to reconsider its decision to turn down an application from Mormons Building Bridges.

Fiscal Year 2014-15 Budget

The Council discussed proposed budgets for a number of City departments. Discussion centered on:


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