Ralph Becker http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Ralph Becker en-us Copyright 2014, Deseret News Publishing Company Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:01 MST Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:42:35 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Salt Lake City taking applications for event grants http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612316/Salt-Lake-City-taking-applications-for-event-grants.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612316/Salt-Lake-City-taking-applications-for-event-grants.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, the City Council and Special Events Office have invited event organizers to apply for... Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:35:32 MDT Hive Pass program moves to evaluation phase http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612167/Hive-Pass-program-moves-to-evaluation-phase.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612167/Hive-Pass-program-moves-to-evaluation-phase.html Salt Lake City's Hive Pass transit pilot program concluded the initial phase of study and sales on Tuesday and has moved into... Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:38:38 MDT Cities to celebrate completion of S-Line Greenway http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611120/Cities-to-celebrate-completion-of-S-Line-Greenway.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611120/Cities-to-celebrate-completion-of-S-Line-Greenway.html Community leaders from Salt Lake City and South Salt Lake will mark the completion of the S-Line Greenway, Utah's first... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:21:28 MDT Mayor Becker invites residents to schedule one-on-one meetings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610484/Mayor-Becker-invites-residents-to-schedule-one-on-one-meetings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865610484/Mayor-Becker-invites-residents-to-schedule-one-on-one-meetings.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has invited residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 12:22:24 MDT Salt Lake City Hive Transit Pass pilot program extended through September http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609879/Salt-Lake-City-Hive-Transit-Pass-pilot-program-extended-through-September.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609879/Salt-Lake-City-Hive-Transit-Pass-pilot-program-extended-through-September.html Salt Lake City and the Utah Transit Authority are extending the current pilot program for the new Hive Pass. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:30:00 MDT New community garden dedicated in Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609384/New-community-garden-dedicated-in-Salt-Lake-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865609384/New-community-garden-dedicated-in-Salt-Lake-City.html The Popperton Plots community garden in Salt Lake City was dedicated on Friday. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:58:22 MDT Salt Lake City solar power projects complete http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605777/Salt-Lake-City-solar-power-projects-complete.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605777/Salt-Lake-City-solar-power-projects-complete.html Salt Lake City officials and dignitaries celebrated the completion of solar projects on Wednesday. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:52:01 MDT Becker muses on climate change, parks and eliminating traffic signals http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605671/Becker-muses-on-climate-change-parks-and-eliminating-traffic-signals.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605671/Becker-muses-on-climate-change-parks-and-eliminating-traffic-signals.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker joined more than 200 mayors at a national conference dealing with a wide array of topics,... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 17:00:40 MDT Beck, Wu-Tang Clan headline 2014 Twilight Concert Series http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602696/Beck-Wu-Tang-Clan-headline-2014-Twilight-Concert-Series.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602696/Beck-Wu-Tang-Clan-headline-2014-Twilight-Concert-Series.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and the Salt Lake Arts Council on Wednesday announced the lineup of performers appearing at... Thu, 08 May 2014 14:26:23 MDT In our opinion: Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker presents fiscally responsible budget http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602566/Salt-Lake-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-presents-fiscally-responsible-budget.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602566/Salt-Lake-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-presents-fiscally-responsible-budget.html “This budget is business-minded in its efficiencies and fiscally responsible," Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker said... Wed, 07 May 2014 00:00:00 MDT Salt Lake City budget proposal takes aim at 'dark cloud' over the valley http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602580/Salt-Lake-City-budget-proposal-takes-aim-at-dark-cloud-over-the-valley.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865602580/Salt-Lake-City-budget-proposal-takes-aim-at-dark-cloud-over-the-valley.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker's proposed budget aims to cut air pollution, close a fire station and give city employees a... Tue, 06 May 2014 19:31:36 MDT Letter: A carbon tax http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601925/A-carbon-tax.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601925/A-carbon-tax.html Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 MDT Mayors detail climate change actions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601571/Mayors-detail-climate-change-actions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601571/Mayors-detail-climate-change-actions.html Whether it is installing solar panels or beefing up transit options, the nation's mayors face a litany of choices to be more... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:50:45 MDT Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker invites residents to schedule one-on-one meetings http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601056/Salt-Lake-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-invites-residents-to-schedule-one-on-one-meetings.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865601056/Salt-Lake-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-invites-residents-to-schedule-one-on-one-meetings.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has invited residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held on Wednesday, April 23.... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:25:23 MDT Salt Lake Bees release TV and radio schedule for 2014 season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599750/Salt-Lake-Bees-release-TV-and-radio-schedule-for-2014-season.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599750/Salt-Lake-Bees-release-TV-and-radio-schedule-for-2014-season.html The Salt Lake Bees announced their TV and radio schedule for the upcoming 2014 season on Friday. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:58:03 MDT Mayor Ralph Becker to help lead effort to end veteran homelessness http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598684/Mayor-Ralph-Becker-to-help-lead-effort-to-end-veteran-homelessness.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598684/Mayor-Ralph-Becker-to-help-lead-effort-to-end-veteran-homelessness.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will serve as co-chairman of an effort to end homelessness among veterans. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 17:04:45 MDT Letter: Fixing traffic lights http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598529/Letter-Fixing-traffic-lights.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865598529/Letter-Fixing-traffic-lights.html I suspect Mayor Ralph Becker has never asked his traffic engineers to check out the ridiculous stoplights in his city which... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 MDT Utah Clean Energy recognizes leaders at annual event http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590662/Utah-Clean-Energy-recognizes-leaders-at-annual-event.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865590662/Utah-Clean-Energy-recognizes-leaders-at-annual-event.html A mix of policymakers, businesses and individuals were honored by Utah Clean Energy in its first awards ceremony recognizing... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 16:08:37 MST New car-sharing program launches along Wasatch Front http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589839/New-car-sharing-program-launches-along-Wasatch-Front.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589839/New-car-sharing-program-launches-along-Wasatch-Front.html Salt Lake City, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the Utah Transit Authority on Monday announced a new car-sharing program in... Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:52:59 MST Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker to serve on Obama climate task force http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589619/Salt-Lake-City-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-to-serve-on-Obama-climate-task-force.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589619/Salt-Lake-City-Mayor-Ralph-Becker-to-serve-on-Obama-climate-task-force.html The White House announced that Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is among those who will serve on a task force tackling... Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:37:22 MDT Salt Lake City mayor to host one-on-one meetings with residents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588885/Salt-Lake-City-mayor-to-host-one-on-one-meetings-with-residents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588885/Salt-Lake-City-mayor-to-host-one-on-one-meetings-with-residents.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker is again inviting residents to schedule one-on-one meetings to be held Wednesday, Oct. 30.... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:14:27 MDT Salt Lake City announces new sites for community gardens http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588596/Salt-Lake-City-announces-new-sites-for-community-gardens.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588596/Salt-Lake-City-announces-new-sites-for-community-gardens.html Eight new parcels of Salt Lake City-owned and managed land for the development of community gardens were announced on Thursday. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 14:35:35 MDT Photo gallery: Daffodils planted in memory of gun violence victims http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588462/Photo-gallery-Daffodils-planted-in-memory-of-gun-violence-victims.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588462/Photo-gallery-Daffodils-planted-in-memory-of-gun-violence-victims.html Salt Lake City officials and families planted flowers in memory of victims of gun violence on Tuesday. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:32:05 MDT Clean air proposal would let Salt Lake residents ride UTA for $30 a month http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587669/Clean-air-proposal-would-let-Salt-Lake-residents-ride-UTA-for-30-a-month.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587669/Clean-air-proposal-would-let-Salt-Lake-residents-ride-UTA-for-30-a-month.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and UTA announced Friday a joint clean air initiative which proposes to allow Salt Lake... Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:13:28 MDT Salt Lake students help break world reading record http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587617/Salt-Lake-students-help-break-world-reading-record.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587617/Salt-Lake-students-help-break-world-reading-record.html Students at Mountain View Elementary School and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker took part in a worldwide reading effort on... Thu, 03 Oct 2013 16:57:56 MDT Salt Lake's 'Rio Grande solutions' aim to tackle issues of public safety, drug use and more http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587407/Salt-Lakes-Rio-Grande-solutions-aim-to-tackle-issues-of-public-safety-drug-use-and-more.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587407/Salt-Lakes-Rio-Grande-solutions-aim-to-tackle-issues-of-public-safety-drug-use-and-more.html Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker and others community leaders on Monday outline collaborative efforts to ensure homeless... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:55:00 MDT Clean air challenge saves nearly 170,000 vehicle trips, sets new records http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584468/Clean-air-challenge-saves-nearly-170000-vehicle-trips-sets-new-records.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865584468/Clean-air-challenge-saves-nearly-170000-vehicle-trips-sets-new-records.html Residents stepped up in July in their commitment to help clear the air, with nearly 8,500 Utahns who pledged to reduce... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 15:35:00 MDT Construction on soccer complex begins — again http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583978/Construction-on-soccer-complex-begins-2-again.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583978/Construction-on-soccer-complex-begins-2-again.html After 10 long years, Salt Lake City is ready to break ground again on what city leaders hope will become the mecca of youth... Thu, 01 Aug 2013 17:52:05 MDT Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for new Salt Lake City Public Safety Building http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583402/Ribbon-cutting-ceremony-held-for-new-Salt-Lake-City-Public-Safety-Building.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583402/Ribbon-cutting-ceremony-held-for-new-Salt-Lake-City-Public-Safety-Building.html Salt Lake City's police and fire departments have a new home. The new Public Safety Building is now open. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 17:45:44 MDT 3 appointed to Salt Lake City positions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583025/3-appointed-to-Salt-Lake-City-positions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865583025/3-appointed-to-Salt-Lake-City-positions.html Mayor Ralph Becker has announced new appointments in three city positions. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 12:10:35 MDT Governor Herbert appoints two additions to State Board of Regents http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582606/Governor-Herbert-appoints-two-additions-to-State-Board-of-Regents.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865582606/Governor-Herbert-appoints-two-additions-to-State-Board-of-Regents.html Gov. Gary Herbert has appointed Jesselie Anderson and Joyce Valdez to the State Board of Regents. Their appointments are... Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:51:14 MDT New half-day bike route takes riders to Salt Lake's best attractions http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581214/New-half-day-bike-route-takes-riders-to-Salt-Lakes-best-attractions.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581214/New-half-day-bike-route-takes-riders-to-Salt-Lakes-best-attractions.html Salt Lake City has launched a new bicycle route that takes riders to some of the city's best attractions. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:29:48 MDT Salt Lake City Council considers tax hike to support suffering infrastructure http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581170/Salt-Lake-City-Council-considers-tax-hike-to-support-suffering-infrastructure.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865581170/Salt-Lake-City-Council-considers-tax-hike-to-support-suffering-infrastructure.html There are still weeks of work ahead as the Salt Lake City Council moves line by line through the proposed 2013-14 budget, but... Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:25:00 MDT New city attorney appointed for Salt Lake City http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580147/New-city-attorney-appointed-for-Salt-Lake-City.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865580147/New-city-attorney-appointed-for-Salt-Lake-City.html Margaret Plane has been appointed by Mayor Ralph Becker as city attorney for Salt Lake City. Thu, 16 May 2013 12:58:46 MDT Letters: Streetcar efforts lauded http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629454/Streetcar-efforts-lauded.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629454/Streetcar-efforts-lauded.html Mon, 13 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT Letters: Streetcar opposition http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629215/Streetcar-opposition.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765629215/Streetcar-opposition.html Mayor Ralph Becker should visit the Sugar House area, especially 2100 South and 1100 East from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. It is a mess. Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 MDT City Council steers Sugar House streetcar extension to 1100 East http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579630/City-Council-steers-Sugar-House-streetcar-extension-to-1100-East.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579630/City-Council-steers-Sugar-House-streetcar-extension-to-1100-East.html Calling it a vote for improved air quality, Kyle Lamalfa cast the tie-breaking ballot to greenlight support for taking an... Wed, 08 May 2013 10:45:00 MDT Salt Lake City, Provo-Orem areas ranked high by Forbes as best cities with jobs http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579623/Salt-Lake-City-Provo-Orem-areas-ranked-high-by-Forbes-as-best-cities-with-jobs.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579623/Salt-Lake-City-Provo-Orem-areas-ranked-high-by-Forbes-as-best-cities-with-jobs.html Salt Lake City and the Provo-Orem area among the best for job growth, according to Forbes magazine. Wed, 08 May 2013 08:25:00 MDT Photos: Bike to Work Day celebrated in Salt Lake County http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579578/Photos-Bike-to-Work-Day-celebrated-in-Salt-Lake-County.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579578/Photos-Bike-to-Work-Day-celebrated-in-Salt-Lake-County.html Salt Lake County commuters and officials took to their bicycles to celebrate Bike to Work Day on Tuesday. Tue, 07 May 2013 13:00:55 MDT Mayors of Salt Lake County ready to fund help for the homeless http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579378/Mayors-of-Salt-Lake-County-ready-to-fund-help-for-the-homeless.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865579378/Mayors-of-Salt-Lake-County-ready-to-fund-help-for-the-homeless.html All communities in Salt Lake County would help support services for homeless people under a proposal for each city to give 35... Fri, 03 May 2013 06:29:18 MDT In our opinion: Streetcar alignment http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628307/Streetcar-alignment.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765628307/Streetcar-alignment.html Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker tells of 11 community meetings over the past 12 months and reams of public comments on file... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Sugar House residents decry 1100 East streetcar extension http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578869/Sugar-House-residents-decry-1100-East-streetcar-extension.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578869/Sugar-House-residents-decry-1100-East-streetcar-extension.html Months before the Sugar House streetcar begins carrying passengers, a huge crowd gathered to debate what route the new... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 06:14:19 MDT Community members bring books to the homeless for World Book Night http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578859/Community-members-bring-books-to-the-homeless-for-World-Book-Night.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578859/Community-members-bring-books-to-the-homeless-for-World-Book-Night.html Salt Lake Mayor Ralph Becker, Police Chief Chris Burbank, community advocate Pamela Atkinson and other community leaders... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:40:00 MDT Salt Lake City on 'last notch' of financial belt, mayor says http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578858/Salt-Lake-City-on-last-notch-of-financial-belt-mayor-says.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865578858/Salt-Lake-City-on-last-notch-of-financial-belt-mayor-says.html For five years, Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has balanced rising costs and sinking revenues without significant costs to... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:35:00 MDT Letters: Sugarhouse streetcar http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627537/Sugarhouse-streetcar.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765627537/Sugarhouse-streetcar.html The city's streetcar project is a vital component to the growth of Sugarhouse. Phase I of the project will directly connect... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Bike riders in Salt Lake City, are they friend or foe? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626821/Bike-riders-in-Salt-Lake-City-are-they-friend-or-foe.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765626821/Bike-riders-in-Salt-Lake-City-are-they-friend-or-foe.html Significant things are happening in Utah's transportation system. LaVarr calmly explains, and Frank just rants about, these... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 00:00:00 MDT Salt Lake City seeks input on bicycle/pedestrian plan http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577804/Salt-Lake-City-seeks-input-on-bicyclepedestrian-plan.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577804/Salt-Lake-City-seeks-input-on-bicyclepedestrian-plan.html The city is seeking public input on updating its bicycle and pedestrian master plan this year. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 11:34:42 MDT Utah's Jewish community honors memory of Holocaust victims http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577772/Utahs-Jewish-community-honors-memory-of-Holocaust-victims.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577772/Utahs-Jewish-community-honors-memory-of-Holocaust-victims.html Praying, singing and expressing their hope for a less discriminatory world, about 300 Utah Jews and their friends Monday... Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:55:00 MDT Even supporters of 'constitutional carry' gun bill say veto override may be tough http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577162/Even-supporters-of-constitutional-carry-gun-bill-say-veto-override-may-be-tough.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865577162/Even-supporters-of-constitutional-carry-gun-bill-say-veto-override-may-be-tough.html Even supporters of the controversial "constitutional carry" gun bill vetoed by Gov. Gary Herbert admit it's going to be... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 16:50:00 MDT Salt Lake City economic development director resigns http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576834/Salt-Lake-City-economic-development-director-resigns.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865576834/Salt-Lake-City-economic-development-director-resigns.html Robert F. “Bob” Farrington announced this week he will be resigning his position as Salt Lake City economic... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:39:34 MDT