ALL NEWS

Salt Lake City Councilman James Rogers resigns

Oct 1, 2021, 5:27 PM

James rogers...

Salt Lake City council member James Rogers speaks during the grand opening of Salt Lake City International Airport’s Central Receiving and Distribution Center in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. At right is Benjamin Richter, Bradford Airport Logistics founder. Photo credit: Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The process to replace a Salt Lake City Council member has begun after the resignation, effective Oct. 4, of Councilman James Rogers.

Rogers, who represents District 1, said that while he had already decided not to run for a third term that his “life circumstances” have changed.

“It has become necessary for me to shift my focus and give my undivided attention to the people that matter the most to me, my children,” said Rogers in a statement provided to the media.

Rogers, who is a two-term member of the Salt Lake City Council, was elected by voters in 2013 and was re-elected in 2017.

“For the past eight years, it has been both an honor and a privilege to represent the residents of District 1. I am sincerely grateful for the trust and confidence they placed in me to represent them on this council.”

Three months remain in Rogers’ term, which creates a midterm vacancy. In a statement, the council said it will follow an established process to fill the vacancy by selecting a new council member who will serve through the remainder of Rogers’ term on the first Monday in January 2022.

Application forms will be available at the city recorder’s office. Applicants must meet several requirements, including being registered to vote and being a resident of District 1 for 12 consecutive months prior to the date they are appointed by the City Recorder.

The application window begins Oct. 11 and will end Oct. 29, 2021 at noon.

Keep reading:

 

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Power lines are pictured in utah, utah has lower electricity bill than other states...

Tammy Kikuchi

Study shows Utahns pay cheapest electricity bills in the country

Utah residents are paying less for power than any other state. Rocky Mountain Power says they work hard to keep it that way.

10 hours ago

Welcome to Tooele sign is pictured on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.A Child was taken to a nearby Hospita...

Derrick Jones

Update: Child hit by a car in Tooele

TOOELE, Utah — A four year old child was hit by a car Thursday afternoon near Spencer’s Field in Tooele. According to Cpt. Colbey Bentley of Tooele City Police Department, the child was injured however is in stable condition. Life flight was originally dispatched, but on-scene medical teams determined that ground transportation to a Salt […]

10 hours ago

FILE: High winds toppled trees that had stood for decades at the Ft. Douglas Post Cemetery, damagin...

Simone Seikaly

Rocky Mountain Power preparing for potentially strong wind storm in Salt Lake

The National Weather Service said wind gusts could reach 65 miles per hour in portions of western Utah valleys on Saturday.

11 hours ago

KSL NewsRadio's Jeff Caplan sits inside a FEMA emergency transmitter....

Amanda Dickson

KSL NewsRadio’s role as “first informers” in any emergency

In the worst-case scenarios and emergencies, KSL NewsRadio will be the first to provide essential information. We're doing it alongside FEMA.

11 hours ago

Welcome to Tooele sign is pictured on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020.A Child was taken to a nearby Hospita...

Britt Johnson

Tooele Valley Airport to get some major updates

A new master plan for the Tooele Valley Airport will be shared with the public this week.

12 hours ago

FILE: Seen from an aerial view, people pass through razor wire after crossing the U.S.-Mexico borde...

ACACIA CORONADO

Judge blocks Texas law allowing police power to arrest illegal migrants

The ruling is a victory for the Justice Department. It argued that the law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott last year was unconstitutional.

13 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Salt Lake City Councilman James Rogers resigns