The Salt Lake Tribune Debate
Highlights from the final debate between Jackie Biskupski and Mayor Ralph Becker. Click here to watch full video ->
jackie on public safety & crime
We need to get beyond our own egos and begin sharing information in a much more strategic way to combat our city's drug problem.
Aggressive panhandlers downtown
When asked if she ever felt unsafe personally Downtown, Jackie addressed the issue of aggressive panhandling.
culture of small business
We need to be partners and advocates for small business. It's time for the city to forge a partnership with our universities to ensure the energy of our graduates stays in SLC.
We must focus on providing transitional housing, early assessment, and long-term follow ups. This is a state issue and costs associated with dealing with it must be shared by everyone, not just the residents of SLC.
We should have been battling against the move from day one. Now we must use the environmental impact study as an opportunity to stop the relocation.
public transportation options
We need to take advantage of existing opportunities like Prop 1 to improve our transit and roads. If we are truly serious about improving air quality we also need to explore new options like partnering with the U to develop a supplemental system.
Jackie responds to a question from Mayor Becker on what she has done and will do to improve air quality.