Salt Lake City mayor hoping another Olympics 'clicks' with committee

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  • not status quo Bountiful, UT
    Sept. 22, 2018 12:22 a.m.

    NO! The last olympics was a fiasco. Endless construction. scandals.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Sept. 21, 2018 12:29 p.m.


    "...I'd really like to see someone back up this claim. It's often thrown around as if it's a fact, but I've seen nothing to support it..."

    As you wish...

    The 2018 best and worst run cities list can be found on a number of sites... Business Insider is one, U.S. News & WR is another, and complete list can be found on Wallet Hub.

    You want facts to back up what I said about Dems running the worst rated cities in America go and look at the list again. On Wallet Hub the bottom 15 cities are all run by Democrats... I have names to support that claim if you like. U.S. News & WR focuses more on larger populated cities and only lists the bottom 10 and again, all are run by Democrat Mayors.

    The Best run Cities are usually smaller cities and again I followed the top 10... Of those top 10 cities Democrats had 4, Republicans had 4 and Indys/non-part had 2.

    Here are the categories on which these measurements were made: Financial Stability, Education, Health, Safety, Economy, and Infrastructure (all 6 categories were equally weighted).

    SLC was ranked in the top 25% of the cities measured but appears to be on a downward slope.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 11:44 a.m.

    We need more traffic, winter pollution, and more taxpayer expenses why? We don't even have the $ we need to maintain our national parks with current flow of visitors. We need more of them why?

  • OHBU Columbus, OH
    Sept. 21, 2018 9:18 a.m.

    re: poyman "It is proven that Democratic Management of our Local Governments across the country has been nothing but a Disaster."

    I'd really like to see someone back up this claim. It's often thrown around as if it's a fact, but I've seen nothing to support it. In fact, using Business Insider's ranking of the US cities with the strongest economies, the top 15 all have Democratic mayors. Using Fobes' list of 15 strongest municipal economies, there are 3 Republican mayors.

    Salt Lake City is consistently cited as one of the strongest municipal economies in the nation, and it has had a Democratic mayor since 1976.

  • Musketman Stansbury Park, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 7:17 a.m.

    Why does SLC get the say? The last time it came(yes it was called the Salt Lake Olympics) It was held through out Northern Utah. There is NO WAY SLC could handle it by themselves! If Utah wants the Olympics, fine. But SLC should not get to drag everyone into something that big!

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 6:59 a.m.

    Mitt won’t be available to bail out this one. Best to get pros involved now. Looking forward to the giant scooter slalom.

  • Mr. Boris Layton, UT
    Sept. 21, 2018 6:45 a.m.

    I don't really care what mayor Jackie wants. I don't want to deal with the Olympics again. It should be put up for a vote by the people of Utah. I think the wealthy business owners in Salt Lake City and the people from Park City are the only ones interested in the Olympics coming back to Utah.

    If the people of Utah support it then I will live with it. But I don't think a majority of people that live in Utah want to see it again.

  • poyman Lincoln City, OR
    Sept. 20, 2018 11:46 p.m.

    Oh Jackie... If she's the one that is pitching anything out of the confines of her own peer groups in SLC you can pretty much count on the fact that she wasn't persuasive or even liked. Those who don't want the Olympics here should all get together and throw her a thank you party.

    Her administration has continued the steep downward spiral that we see in SLC today with the Homeless, the under-performing economy, Jails, Schools, city cosmetics (you name it and I can assure you that it's worse today than when she was voted in and it was bad then) . She is working hard to make sure that we become one of the nation's worst urban cities outpacing other liberal strongholds such as SF, LA, Seattle, Portland, Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore, etc.

    It is proven that Democratic Management of our Local Governments across the country has been nothing but a Disaster.

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 20, 2018 9:03 p.m.

    How is Ms. Mayor planning to pay for the Olympics coming here?

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Sept. 20, 2018 6:09 p.m.

    @No One Of Consequence


  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    Sept. 20, 2018 5:40 p.m.

    Am I the only one who thinks having the Olympics here again is a bad idea?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Sept. 20, 2018 12:49 p.m.

    Why does it seem that most times we hear about Biskupski, she's out of town? Her departments are a mess, her decisions, while she's here, are questionable and she is has no plan. She'll be a one term mayor.