After state lawmakers passed an outrageous law to steal Salt Lake City’s land-use authority and tax revenue to build the Inland Port, Mayor Biskupski walked away… and Erin stepped up.
As chair of the City Council, Erin led negotiations with state lawmakers that ensured the Port would pay the city for its share of taxes to cover the cost of city services, required 10 percent of tax revenue generated by the Port area to be invested in affordable housing through Salt Lake City, and required the Port area to comply with city codes and public-utility requirements.
As we consider the city’s strategy moving forward, Erin knows we can’t put all our eggs in one basket. The city’s lawsuit is simply about tax revenue and land-use authority — even if we win, it won’t kill the Port. We have to try everything we can to get the best outcome possible for our air quality, open spaces, and economy. As mayor, Erin will: