It is outrageous that the state stole our land and tax revenue for the Inland Port, and will subject Salt Lake City air to new pollution. There is no port in the world right now clean enough to earn Erin’s support.
But anger is not a strategy… and the city’s lawsuit over the Port won’t be enough to prevent it from being built. Erin Mendenhall has the expertise and experience to work the Inland Port problem from every angle.
Snarky tweets, passionate speeches, and the city lawsuit aren’t going to be enough to protect Salt Lake City’s air from the Inland Port. We need a mayor with the experience and expertise to win the best possible outcome for Salt Lake City residents.
December 3, 2016
Mayor Biskupski publishes an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune laying out her plan to create the Inland Port.
January 31, 2018
Mayor Biskupski signs contracts with local property owners guaranteeing their development rights.
March 7, 2018
The Utah Legislature passes a bill to cut the city out of the development of the Inland Port. The bill:
Mayor Biskupski abandons Inland Port negotiations with the state.
With plans for the port proceeding without us, City Council Chair Erin Mendenhall re-opens negotiations with the state on behalf of Salt Lake City taxpayers to ensure they are represented in discussions.
July 18, 2018
The State Legislature passes improvements negotiated by the City Council. The new bill:
March 11, 2019
City files lawsuit against the State of Utah over its theft of city tax revenue and land-use authority.
The state and Inland Port Authority are proceeding with their plans to build the Inland Port. The Mayor’s office still refuses to participate in negotiations.