BECKER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BECKER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Letter: S.L. is not Becker’s ‘Imperial City’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420558-82/imperial-becker-boulevards-grand.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58420558-82/imperial-becker-boulevards-grand.html.csp">Letter: S.L. is not Becker’s ‘Imperial City’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-17T17:22:01.956-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 05:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City has become Ralph Becker’s “Imperial City.” The proposal to create “grand boulevards” off I-15 is just another example of a whim looking for a rationale. What study suggests that these are needed? Was it the same study that justified spending millions on a tunnel under 1300 East? Or was it the study that led to 1,000 new residential units and a plaza in Sugar House, a “streetcar” to nowhere, beautified alleys downtown, bike lanes that even cyclists don’t like, parks closed to dogs,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58420558@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:22:01 MDT Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap its gun laws http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348435-90/gun-lake-salt-becker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58348435-90/gun-lake-salt-becker.html.csp">Salt Lake City in no rush to scrap its gun laws</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By dan harrie</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-02T11:05:52.088-06:00">Updated Sep 2, 2014 11:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mayor Ralph Becker is no Michael Bloomberg when it comes to gun control. Becker, mayor of Salt Lake City and soon to be president of the National League of Cities, has no intention of leading a crusade against what he sees as too-lax firearms laws. The Democrat supports what he considers common-sense gun control and, in the days after the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., he signed onto the U.S. Conference of Mayors letter advocating a ban on assault weapons and h...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58348435@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:05:52 MDT Ralph Becker shares beers with Salt Lake City residents http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58340041-78/becker-lake-salt-beers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58340041-78/becker-lake-salt-beers.html.csp">Ralph Becker shares beers with Salt Lake City residents</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-28T09:14:27.195-06:00">Updated Aug 28, 2014 09:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker chats with Lindsey Ferrari and Lin Alder during a “Beers with Becker” event Wednesday at O’Shucks Bar & Grill in Salt Lake City. Becker held the event to chat with residents about everything from the new Eccles Theater construction to how the Utes football team will perform this season.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58340041@www.sltrib.com Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:14:27 MDT Embarrassed employee: Salt Lake City not ‘bloated’ or ‘corrupt’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263798-90/becker-government-jordan-lake.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58263798-90/becker-government-jordan-lake.html.csp">Embarrassed employee: Salt Lake City not ‘bloated’ or ‘corrupt’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T22:50:11.869-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 10:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Hall is not “bloated” or “corrupt” and neither is Mayor Ralph Becker. That’s what West Jordan City Councilman Justin Stoker said in a letter of apology to Becker this week in response to an Aug. 2 story in The Salt Lake Tribune. He told the mayor that the story was unfair and took his statements out of context. Stoker also works for Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities. “The article suggested that I think that Salt Lake City government is corrupt and full of problems,”...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263798@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 22:50:11 MDT Mayor says Salt Lake City could fill golf hole by buying land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238657-78/golf-council-mayor-becker.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58238657-78/golf-council-mayor-becker.html.csp">Mayor says Salt Lake City could fill golf hole by buying land</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By CHRISTOPHER SMART</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-30T08:03:33.047-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 08:03AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The troubled Salt Lake City golf system needs a short game and a long game to get back to par. That’s what Mayor Ralph Becker told the City Council on Tuesday. And if the seven-member body can’t find the strokes, the mayor said he’d do it himself. “We are going to make decisions,” he told the council. “If we can’t make them collectively... [then] I will make them.” But the mood in the council’s regularly scheduled work session was collaborative. And the council agreed with Becker that a sustaina...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58238657@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:03:33 MDT