RECAP: May 1, 2018 City Council Meeting

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council:

  • adopted a supplemental sales and use tax, which will increase Salt Lake City’s portion of sales tax by 0.5 percent, equal to 5 cents on a $10 purchase. The tax excludes groceries and large purchases like vehicles. Revenue could be used for City services and projects including but not limited to: streets maintenance, road reconstruction projects and other infrastructure needs, transit, public safety and affordable housing. In conjunction with its annual budget deliberations, the Council will take more time in the coming weeks to decide how much revenue to allocate to each priority. The deliberations will happen in public Work Sessions every Tuesday through mid-June when the final budget is adopted.
  • discussed an ordinance that would amend the City’s Accessory Dwelling unit (ADU) regulations. (ADUs are small apartment that share a lot with a single-family home). The proposal would allow ADUs in more parts of the City. The Council will continue to discuss this proposal in the coming weeks.
  • discussed proposed amendments to the City’s alcohol regulations. The proposal updates City Code to make it consistent with recent changes to state law.