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Officials look for solutions to housing shortage

With costs rising in Salt Lake County, what are some solutions for people to pursue.

Artwork raising awareness, appreciation of Jordan River

The Jordan River is often overlooked as a natural asset of the Salt Lake Valley, but one local nonprofit is working to raise awareness among the community’s youth.

Riverton asks residents to immediately cut water use by 25 percent

Riverton officials have asked residents and businesses to cut water usage by 25 percent. Though the reduction is currently voluntary, officials are exploring options to penalize those who do not comply.

To leave or not to leave? Riverton contemplates breaking away from Unified Police Department

At a recent town hall meeting, Riverton officials and residents discussed the benefits of staying with UPD versus creating a Riverton Police Department.

Riverton introduces new volunteer committees to increase community participation

Riverton now has several volunteer committees, comprising ordinary residents, to aid and advise city staff and elected officials.

Buying local helps both you and your neighbor, says Local First Utah

Riverton officials invited Local First Utah executive director Kristin Lavelett to speak on the economic benefits of buying from local businesses.

Riverton leaders declare intent to leave Unified Police Department

After the Unified Police Department Board tried to spring a surprise contract change on member cities, Riverton officials threatened to leave the organization. The move spurred the UPD board to backtrack and offer to renegotiate.

Riverton City eliminates business licensing fees

Riverton businesses no longer need to pay for business licenses, thanks to increased sales tax revenue.

Riverton 2018–19 budget approved

Riverton’s budget for this year, bolstered by strong sales tax revenue, includes lots of additional funding for roads and parks.

Utility boxes in Herriman could be artwork someday

The city council voted July 11 to authorize an agreement with Rocky Mountain Power giving Herriman the option of decorating the boxes.



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