BECKER - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/BECKER News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Two-term councilman may take on Becker, if he runs again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58207175-200/becker-garrott-mayor-term.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/58207175-200/becker-garrott-mayor-term.html.csp">Two-term councilman may take on Becker, if he runs again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-21T22:37:58.64-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 10:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If Mayor Ralph Becker seeks a third term next year, he may face stiff competition from within Salt Lake City Hall. Two-term Salt Lake City Councilman Luke Garrott has filed papers that would be the first step in a run for mayor. “This is an exploratory phase,” the 46-year- old University of Utah political science professor said Monday. Becker, who encountered only token opposition three years ago from a 79-year-old political novice, has yet to state his political plans. His spokesman said the ma...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58207175@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:37:58 MDT Letter: Only money for Becker’s priorities http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186599-82/becker-money-available-desires.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58186599-82/becker-money-available-desires.html.csp">Letter: Only money for Becker’s priorities</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:58:41.889-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It would appear that there is ample money available to fund projects that Mayor Becker desires ($1 million for the McClelland trail, protected bike lanes, development along the “S Line”). But when it comes to preserving our golf courses and the recreation and green space that they provide, suddenly money is not available. We are not golfers, but find this very troublesome and somewhat disingenuous. Judy and Bob Cullen Salt Lake City</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> 58186599@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:58:41 MDT Pride: Becker throws wedding reception for gay couples http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58036357-78/becker-mayor-utah-pride.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58036357-78/becker-mayor-utah-pride.html.csp">Pride: Becker throws wedding reception for gay couples</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-08T23:10:27.916-06:00">Updated Jun 8, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Colleen Sandor and Candice Pitcher didn’t really know Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker before Dec. 20, but that didn’t stop them from kissing him on the cheek and making him blush. Sandor and Pitcher were among the same-sex couples that Becker married in the harried hours after a federal district judge struck down Utah’s gay marriage ban. The status of their marriage is now uncertain as the Supreme Court issued a stay on the decision and the case now remains before the 10th Circuit Court of App...</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> 58036357@www.sltrib.com Sun, 08 Jun 2014 23:10:27 MDT Michelle Obama lauds Becker in fight to help homeless vets http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58027869-78/homelessness-becker-mayors-veteran.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58027869-78/homelessness-becker-mayors-veteran.html.csp">Michelle Obama lauds Becker in fight to help homeless vets</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="2014-06-04T20:19:20.646-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 08:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker met with first lady Michelle Obama and other municipal leaders in the nation’s capital Wednesday as part of the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.” During the past three years, the Obama administration — along with mayors and other partners across the country — has seen homelessness among veterans drop by 24 percent, according to a White House statement. In 2010, the administration set the goal of ending homelessness among veterans by the end of 201...</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> 58027869@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:19:20 MDT Salt Lake City’s new downtown theater to carry Eccles name http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018705-78/theater-eccles-pelli-salt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018705-78/theater-eccles-pelli-salt.html.csp">Salt Lake City’s new downtown theater to carry Eccles name</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By courtney tanner and christopher Smart</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-03T19:52:24.324-06:00">Updated Jun 3, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The percussion of a brass band over a background din of ongoing demolition set the stage for a casting change Tuesday at the Utah Performing Arts Center — even before the Salt Lake City theater has been built. It now will be called the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater, thanks to a $15 million donation from the Eccles Foundation. Private donations will cover 10 percent to 18 percent of the overall price tag of the building, which is currently pegged at between $110 million and $117 mil...</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> 58018705@www.sltrib.com Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:52:24 MDT Salt Lake City councilman not sold on Becker’s fireworks cuts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018383-78/fireworks-budget-becker-july.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58018383-78/fireworks-budget-becker-july.html.csp">Salt Lake City councilman not sold on Becker’s fireworks cuts</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="2014-06-02T22:35:10.55-06:00">Updated Jun 2, 2014 10:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A proposal to cut funding for holiday fireworks displays in Salt Lake City’s $229 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year is largely a “symbolic gesture,” Councilman Kyle LaMalfa said Monday. Appearing on Trib Talk, the live-streamed current events program at www.sltrib.com, LaMalfa said he would not support erasing all funding for fireworks displays on July 4 at Jordan Park and July 24 at Liberty Park. Still, he said, there are other ways to celebrate the holidays, including food. The other...</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> 58018383@www.sltrib.com Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:35:10 MDT Editorial: City fireworks shows should go on http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007875-82/fireworks-shows-becker-mayor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58007875-82/fireworks-shows-becker-mayor.html.csp">Editorial: City fireworks shows should go on</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-01T12:04:49.986-06:00">Updated Jun 1, 2014 12:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Mayor Ralph Becker is all about air quality. It was the sole topic of his most recent State of the City Address. It is behind his emphasis on bicycle lanes and mass transit. So it is consistent with the Salt Lake City mayor’s general policy statements that he would put a budget cut where his mouth is and move to cancel funding for a pair of this summer’s big fireworks shows. Becker’s proposed budget, to be the subject of a City Council hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall, would remove the $2...</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> 58007875@www.sltrib.com Sun, 01 Jun 2014 12:04:49 MDT