SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Council voted to approve this year’s $331 million budget Tuesday night after making a few changes to the mayor’s proposal — including more funding for six additional firefighters.

And while the council also reduced a parking fee increase proposed by the mayor, Salt Lake City residents and visitors will still be paying about 25 cents more for parking.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

A parking kiosk in downtown Salt Lake City is pictured on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski is recommending that newly available funds be used to reduce a proposed parking meter rate increase from 50 cents 25 cents.

The City Council’s approval of the budget solidifies many line items included in Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski’s budget proposal unveiled last month, which included pay raises for employees and police officers (meant to increase officer retention), as well as tens of millions of new sales tax money for transit, affordable housing, and streets thanks to a sales tax hike city leaders approved last year.

The final budget also included another installment of Salt Lake City water rate increases, including an 18 percent sewer rate …read more

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