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.

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…

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).…

BUZZ: Could Jim Dabakis be getting out of the race for Salt Lake City mayor? [UPDATED]

UPDATED 4.15.2015 at 3 PM to reflect Dabakis withdrawal from the race for Salt Lake City Mayor and endorsement of Jackie Biskupski to replace Ralph Becker in City Hall. In a Facebook post this morning, Jim Dabakis announced that he would meet with Jackie Biskupski later today, indicating that it was possible that only one of them would remain in the race for Salt Lake City mayor. By 3 pm,  Biskupski had posted on Facebook a picture of her and Dabakis together, noting that he had endorsed her for Salt…