Salt Lake City Mayoral debate – Part 4 [video]

In a debate sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and FOX 13 (moderated by Ben Winslow), candidates for Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski and Ralph Becker faced off on how they would address various issues, including problems at Pioneer Park, panhandling, taxes, luring businesses to the city, parking problems and liquor laws.   This is part 4 of 4.

Salt Lake City Mayoral debate – Part 3 [video]

In a debate sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and FOX 13 (moderated by Ben Winslow), candidates for Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski and Ralph Becker faced off on how they would address various issues, including problems at Pioneer Park, panhandling, taxes, luring businesses to the city, parking problems and liquor laws. This is part 3 of 4.

Salt Lake City Mayoral debate – Part 2 [video]

In a debate sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and FOX 13 (moderated by Ben Winslow), candidates for Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski and Ralph Becker faced off on how they would address various issues, including problems at Pioneer Park, panhandling, taxes, luring businesses to the city, parking problems and liquor laws. This is part 2 of 4.

Salt Lake City Mayoral debate – Part 1 [video]

In a debate sponsored by the Downtown Alliance and FOX 13 (moderated by Ben Winslow), candidates for Salt Lake City mayor Jackie Biskupski and Ralph Becker faced off on how they would address various issues, including problems at Pioneer Park, panhandling, taxes, luring businesses to the city, parking problems and liquor laws. This is part 1 of 4. 

Midday Commentary on OMFG ELECTIONS AND PRISON! — Aug. 12, 2015

I know the prison relocation decision should be the big news of the day, but since we all knew it was going to SLC since years ago, I’m just going to leave a few links and move on. • Mayor Becker says they’ll fight the decision, which is just a bit weird since he basically traded a tax increase for the relocation to SLC. • But that can’t possibly have any impact on the fact that he got beaten like a red-headed stepchild in the primary election by former Rep. Jackie…

Candidates, stop spamming

In today’s very noisy media landscape, candidates are going to have a harder time than ever getting their message in front of voters. Twitter is too ephemeral. Facebook buries your posts unless to pay to cut to the head of the line. Google+ is, well, Google+. One of the few reliable ways to reach your potential audience is through good old-fashioned email. Unfortunately, it seems that getting your supporters to sign up on your website isn’t enough for some candidates. Today I received a campaign announcement email from Doug Owens…

Midday Commentary on Last Night’s News — July 17, 2015

Salt Lake City mayoral candidates took off the gloves last night, mostly pounding on Mayor Becker, but occasionally landing blows against the mayor’s strongest opponent former representative Jackie Biskupski. (Trib) From the proposed $150 million bond the mayor wants, to the $119 million theater the mayor is building, to the sexual harassment scandal in the police department, to the homeless situation, Becker’s challengers were all guns blazing. (As someone with an office off the corner of Pioneer Park, I can attest to the problems in that part of the city).…

What Jim Dabakis said…and what he really meant.

Why Jim Dabakis said he got out of the race for Salt Lake City mayor:   What Jim really meant: WONK ALERT!!  I sat down with Jackie Biskupski this afternoon. I was the better candidate, but whatever. Jackie has been complaining and complaining for the last 9 days.  Jackie is a hell of a persuasive lady!  She decided that it would be best for me to leave the race.  She told me “Jim, put on your FB page, ‘I am endorsing Jackie for Mayor.’” This election is too long for me to…