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COUNCIL: May 17 Meetings

As the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board, received budget information from RDA staff on current development goals, which include Economic Opportunity, Equity and Inclusion, and Neighborhood Vibrancy, while preserving, improving and increasing affordable housing. The Board will continue to discuss the Recommended Budget over the next several weeks and hold the...
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Statement from Mayor Mendenhall supporting City Council’s approval of speed limit reduction

Everyone deserves to walk or bike through our neighborhoods and enjoy our community without fear of becoming injured or killed by a moving vehicle. I am elated that the City Council approved the reduction of the speed limit from 25 mph to 20 mph in our residential neighborhoods last night. This life-saving change will be reflected on roughly 420 miles of city-owned roadways, or about 70 percent of our streets, and although it is a big step toward the safer city residents deserve, it is just one step.
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COUNCIL: SLC Council completes the redistricting process by adopting a new district map for the decade ahead

SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake City Council adopted new council district boundaries during their May 10 meeting, with a unanimous Council vote. The selected map adjusts the boundaries of six of the Council Districts (all but District 1). This new map is effective upon signature and will be in place for the next ten years.
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COUNCIL: May 11 Meetings

Received the first briefing to give an overview of the City’s annual budget for the next fiscal year beginning in July. The major themes in the budget include funding towards diversifying public safety response, equity, parks maintenance, and sustainability priorities. The Council scheduled two public hearings for the annual...
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City, State leaders discuss need for vigilance from drivers amid recent rise of deadly crashes, Mayor announces new task force to find solutions

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined law enforcement representatives and state transportation leaders Thursday in calling attention to a troubling uptick in deadly traffic crashes in the City and surrounding communities. Salt Lake City has seen a rise particularly in deadly auto-pedestrian crashes, with 9 pedestrian deaths so far...
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COUNCIL: May 3 Meetings

Received Mayor Mendenhall’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year beginning in July. The proposed budget includes property tax and fee increases to reflect the increased costs of maintaining a growing city, as well as additional funding for the development of affordable housing in the City. The Council scheduled...
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COUNCIL: SLC Council’s budget process begins, public hearings to be held in May & June

—– SLC Council’s budget process begins, public hearings to be held in May & June. SALT LAKE CITY, UT –  Join us in the conversation about the City budget and services! Mayor Mendenhall will present her recommended budget on Tuesday, May 3 during the City Council 7 p.m. formal meeting. The Council meets weekly on Tuesdays between May and mid-June to discuss and fine-tune the recommended budget until its adoption in June. The City budget is one of the Council’s strongest policy-making tools and one of the most important opportunities for public input. Before the Council votes on the budget, we want to know what City services and projects are important to you. Let us know by sharing your comments in-person or remotely online and by phone at a budget public hearing:
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Water line work will create traffic restrictions on State Street from South Temple to State Capitol through late summer

Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) advises drivers to plan ahead for traffic impacts on State Street, between North Temple and 300 North, starting as early as Monday, April 25. State Street will be closed to through-traffic, available to local traffic only. Crews will replace the existing water main on State Street between 200 North and 1st Avenue and will rehabilitate the sewer lines at various locations along 200 North, State Street, and Hillside Avenue.
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Salt Lake City Announces Expansion of the Summer Food Service Program

Salt Lake City’s Youth and Family Services is expanding its Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) to include a new program site in the Fairpark community. SFSP is a federally funded program striving to better the wellness, growth, and development of children in the United States by providing organizations with reimbursement for nutritious meals or snacks. Salt Lake City residents will be eligible for SFSP benefits if they are enrolled in a youth program. YouthCity participants can get morning and afternoon snacks at the facilities listed below.
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COUNCIL: April 19 Meetings

Heard a briefing on Budget Amendment No. 7 for Fiscal Year 2021-22 and today’s discussion included proposed items such as:. funding repairs at The Leonardo caused by flooding. rebuilding a pedestrian bridge over the Jordan River to Cottonwood Park. Received a status update on the Foothills Trail System, including...
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COUNCIL: April 5 Meetings

Heard an Affordable Housing Briefing from the Community and Neighborhoods Department (CAN) on various plans in the works to help the City respond to the growing housing crisis. This is the first in a series of briefings about projects currently in process that may have an impact on the growth and development of the City. These include expanding affordable and “missing middle” housing. There will be further public engagement and discussions to come.
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Salt Lake City prioritizes, achieves pay equity

Salt Lake City has achieved pay equity following an extensive audit that examined the compensation of approximately 1,000 non-union City employee salaries. “Our City values the contributions of all our employees and we have taken on the work of ensuring their pay does not vary based on gender, age or ethnicity,” said Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall. “As Women’s History Month wraps up, Salt Lake City is proud to be a City that believes in pay equality and has been aggressive in achieving it.”
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COUNCIL: March 22 Meetings

Received a video presentation from Mayor Roman Klichuk from Chernivtsi (chr·nift·see), Ukraine, one of Salt Lake City’s official sister cities. Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Chernivtsi has emerged as a volunteer and aid hub to cities and Ukrainians on the front line of the war. Thousands of internally displaced Ukrainians have taken refuge in Chernivtsi – a city known for its rich history and culture.
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New Education Advisor, Communications Director Hired to Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office

Para leer esta página en español oprima aquí. Salt Lake City has hired Jennifer Newell as the Senior Advisor for Education to Mayor Erin Mendenhall. The position stems from a recommendation by the City’s Racial Equity in Policing Commission, which Mayor Mendenhall and the City Council created in June, 2020. While Ms. Newell will broadly oversee education-related initiatives for Salt Lake City and ensure the City’s collaboration with education partners, she will also lead discussions between the SLC School District and the Salt Lake City Police Department regarding School Resource Officers.
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