Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker will be joined by four challengers Wednesday in the first televised debate of the mayoral contest sponsored by the Pioneer Park Coalition.

City Council Chairman Luke Garrott, former state legislator Jackie Biskupski, community activist George Chapman and businessman Dave Robinson will appear with moderator Doug Wright in a lead-up to the Aug. 11 primary. The two top vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 3 election.

The 4 p.m. debate will be carried live by KSL TV and KSL Radio.

The public can request tickets to the program by calling Jonathan Harman, executive director of the Pioneer Park Coalition, at 801-631-1625.

The coalition is made up of business and community leaders who seek to improve the neighborhood around Pioneer Park.

The subject of homeless services, no doubt, will come up, Harmon said. But the discussions also will be based on any number of issues facing Salt Lake City.

TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO Rep. Jackie Biskupski, D-Salt Lake City.