Recap of the May 16, 2017 Council Meeting

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Council discussed the City’s Fiscal Year 2017-18 Budget. The Administration presented revenue projections and the Council discussed forecasted figures for property tax, sales tax, fees and fines, and possible measures the City may need to take should revenue ultimately be less than expected. The City will receive the final property tax numbers for the next fiscal year in early June before adopting a final budget in mid-June.

The Council also held a policy discussion with Mayor Jackie Biskupski relating to the Golf Fund. The Council and Mayor talked about many options for expanding recreation at the City’s golf courses, including the Mayor’s plan to move the Rose Park Golf Course from an enterprise fund (which is designed to be self-sustaining) into the City’s General Fund. Several Council Members expressed their concern with some of the Mayor’s ideas for moving forward. The specifics of the Mayor’s recommended annual budget for the Golf Fund will be discussed at next week’s Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 23.

The Council also:

  • Discussed an automated program to handle constituent requests as part of its discussion of the Information Management Services department budget; and
  • Listened to comments from about 15 people during its public hearings and comment period.

The Council will continue to discuss and deliberate the Mayor’s budget proposal at its meetings through mid-June. The Council invites the public to review the Citywide funding proposals in the budget here, and weigh-in at one of the Council’s upcoming public hearings.

Upcoming Council Budget Public Hearings

  • Tuesday May 23
  • Tuesday June 6

Each hearing will be held at 7 p.m. at the City & County Building, 451 S. State Street, Salt Lake City. For background information on the budget process, watch this video.

Watch the full meeting videos and view the agendas and supporting paperwork:

5-16-17 City Council Work Session

5-16-17 City Council Formal Meeting