Founded Mayor's YouthCity after-school, summer, and employment programs Standard of excellence for City staff Led nation in pedestrian safety initiatives Salt Lake City named one of ten most livable big cities in the US First-time program to help police officers deal with mentally ill people Money magazine ranked Salt Lake City as "the Best in the West" among the best places to live Opened Fire Station Number 9 at the International Center Initiated plan for open space at Library Commons Brought stability to administration of Salt Lake City International Airport Arts in the Park program Created first Ethics Advisory Committee More than 1,300 affordable housing units in three years Took first-time steps to combat perceived racial profiling Developed Restorative Justice model for Prosecutor's Office and Justice Court Established conservation easement for nature preserve at Hidden Hollow Developed unprecedented Civilian Review Board Worked to make Revolving Loan Fund more accessible for locally-owned businesses New running track, rest rooms, reconstruction of Constitution Drive, separated bike and skating path, and Paralympics legacy playground for children with and without disabilities (in conjunction with Rotary Club) at Liberty Park Worked out solutions for University light rail line, leading to Council approval and federal funding Improved life support services to southwest and Glendale areas by adding paramedic rescue engine at Fire Station Number 14 Funding for Parley's Tunnel Established Youth Mural Project Established TIPS4CASH reward program to solve and deter crime Successfully established that English Only initiative cannot impact City communications Created Refugee Youth and Family Project Employment Review ranked Salt Lake City as fifth best place to live and work Advocated effectively for ¼ cent transit sales tax increase, making possible commuter rail and expanded light rail Successfully budgeted more than 9% of the general fund for capital improvements for first time (every year of Anderson Administration) Appointed bright, hard-working, passionate people to lead in City government Terminated expensive, ineffective program and introduced effective drug-prevention programs to Salt Lake City schools Established Family-to-Family Program to assist those impacted by Airport raid Fought vigorously against transportation and storage at Yucca Mountain of high level nuclear waste and nuclear fuel Brought unprecedented level of diversity to City government, with 41% of Mayor's Office staff from minority community, including members of Hispanic/Latino, African-American, East Indian, Native American, and Pacific Islander communities Pedestrian flags Reformed City's severance pay policies Expanded bicycle lanes Vastly increased outdoor dining Brought unprecedented level of diversity to City boards and commissions, with 35% of new appointments to boards and commissions from the minority community Count-down pedestrian timers Construction of Pioneer Police Precinct on west side More vending carts and kiosks Middle-of-the-street parking on Third South · Protected existing retailers and fought sprawl by stopping sprawl mall Hosted best Winter Olympic Games with distinction Demonstrated valuing of diversity as never before Youth Unity Grooves Fought to improve air quality, public health, and regional growth planning by successfully vindicating federal environmental laws in Legacy Highway challenge Founded Salt Lake City International Jazz Festival Olympic-related events available for everyone First homeless overflow shelter by Olympic Host City Unprecedented Salt Lake City Youth and Family Refugee Consortium Generated extensive favorable national and international publicity for Salt Lake City Youth Festival 2002 Winter Olympic Games safe and secure Expansion of parking in Downtown Helped small businesses with RDA grants and revolving loans Brought AlphaGraphics world headquarters to Salt Lake City Supported Second Phase of Bridge Project Creation of more walkable City High-performance building initiative Completion of Community Housing Plan Renovation of beautiful Brooks Arcade Transit-first approach to transportation Re-opened Seven Canyons Fountain after installation of filter system for safety Support for Veterans Hospital transitional housing project First airport in nation to screen all checked luggage Began construction of Intermodal Hub Purchase of 154 acres in Big Cottonwood Canyon, creating the Willow Heights Conservation area Zero-waste initiative to conserve water and electricity Initiated US Conference of Mayors resolution calling for screening of checked luggage nation-wide Web site ranked 5th best municipal web site in US Expanded recycling program, increasing recycled materials by 61% in two years Acquisition of Alan Houser sculptures Increased vibrancy of City nightlife New after-school programs at Northwest Multipurpose Center, Glendale Middle School, Central City Community Center, Fairmont Park Pledged to abide by Kyoto Accord Hugely successful National League of Cities Congress of Cities Three-year 12.4% decrease in violent crimes throughout City Pedestrian accidents decreased 16% in 2002 Unprecedented Mayor's Monthly Dose information and education campaign Created Justice Court Creation of West Side Development Partnership "Salt Lake City Green" environmental initiatives First city to implement software to establish emissions baseline and monitor changes Obtained funding for renovation of Ottinger Hall and Liberty Park Boxing Building for after-school and summer programs e2 Businesses Initiative Commenced first service by foreign airline at Salt Lake City International Airport Three-year 23% decrease in violent crimes west of I-15 Restructuring water rates to promote conservation Saved taxpayers money and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 1,000 tons in one year Unprecedented Mayor's Drug, Alcohol, and Tobacco Policy Task Force Opened first City tree nursery City became state's largest purchaser of wind power Salt Lake Community College satellite campus on Main Street Revised lighting ordinance for Downtown Reduced health-endangering criteria pollutants by 6,487 pounds in one year New Wal-Mart Store to serve west side and central city Agreement to create "quiet zone" along 900 South Union Pacific line and in Gateway area Ninigret Technology Park expansion, to bring in approximately 5,000 jobs Advocacy of low-water landscaping, other water conservation measures Reduced water use in Salt Lake City by 17% during summer 2002 Holiday "Light Up the Night" Downtown Decrease in medical response times on west side of 3.7 minutes per call Provided funding for construction of 701 new housing units on west side Street performers and artists allowed and encouraged to enliven sidewalks Land-side development project at Airport Unprecedented support for homeless service providers First annual Main Event Winter Festival New road construction mitigation project College Bound program for youth Effectively protected foothills Model light-rail mitigation project on University line Winner of 2003 Climate Protection Award Opened up government and made it more accessible than ever with unprecedented Saturday Morning With the Mayor meetings, News and Community Conferences, and One-on-One With the Mayor meetings