In July of 2012 the Planning Division began working on a rewrite of Salt Lake City Code sections relating to recognized community based organizations. To manage the project the Planning Division developed a project specific web site which chronicle the progress of the petition http://cboslc.com/.
The ordinance, adopted October 2, 2013, continues to respect and recognize the existing Community Councils, and opens the door for new groups to become recognized by The City. Additionally, the new ordinance clearly defines the expectations of The City and Recognized Community Based Organizations. To find out more or to apply click here. Continue reading
As part of his Vision for a Green City document, Mayor Ralph Becker initiated petitions to revise parts of the Salt Lake City Zoning Ordinance to incorporate policies that encourage sustainable development. The request included a recommendation to make changes to the City’s zoning ordinance with regard to off-street parking regulations. The goal of the proposed text amendment is to integrate transportation demand management (TDM) strategies which meet a broad range of sustainability goals related to mobility and transportation. Examples include: reducing air, water and noise pollution; promoting alternative transportation options and commuting choices; and reducing the cost of road construction and maintenance. Changes to the zoning ordinance include the in the introduction of limits to parking throughout the city, increased bicycle parking requirements, electric vehicle parking requirements, and the creation of a new Transportation Demand Management (TDM) system intended to incentivize the reduction of parking and encourage the development of infrastructure and programs that meet the transportation-related goals of the city. Continue reading
On January 8, 2013 the City Council adopted revisions to the City’s code relating to home occupations. Ordinance No.3 of 2013 streamlines the process for citizens to obtain a business license, provides clearer standards for operation and reduces the associated fees. Continue reading
On October 23, 2012, the Salt Lake City Council adopted ordinances that establish a revised process for the designation of new local historic districts and created a process to establish a new neighborhood stabilization tool known as character conservation districts. Continue reading