Salt Lake Tribune: Mayor debate: Hopefuls go after Becker on police chief's ouster, homelessness

From Salt Lake Tribune

Two-term incumbent Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker stood his ground Wednesday afternoon under withering criticism from four challengers who jabbed at him for dismissing former Police Chief Chris Burbank, transportation woes and a perceived lack of transparency at City Hall.

Former state legislator Jackie Biskupski, City Council Chairman Luke Garrott, community activist George Chapman and businessman Dave Robinson took turns deriding the mayor on the state of homelessness downtown, drug trafficking, and what some said was a lack of police officers in a debate televised on KSL and sponsored by the Pioneer Park Coalition.

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