On the heels of the State of the City Address, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall released her 2022 work plan on Thursday. The plan includes actionable goals building on the significant progress the City made in clean energy and air quality in 2021, as well as equity work and affordable housing.
“We’re embarking on another year with goals of ambitious progress and I invite the public to learn more about what we have in store,” Mayor Mendenhall said. “From advocating for the health and longevity of the Great Salt Lake, to beginning preliminary design for light rail connections in the Granary and Southwest Downtown neighborhoods, we have a full plate and I’m ready to get to work.”
The 2022 Plan is focused on the Mayor’s four key priorities:
- Growth: Harnessing the City’s growth for the good of all residents
- Environment: Leading the way on resilience and sustainability
- Communities: Creating inclusive, safe, and equitable opportunities for all
- City Family: Supporting employees’ physical, mental, and economic well-being
Specific goals for 2022 include:
- Moving forward the Ballpark Station Area Plan and rezoning a future Library location
- Continue leading local and regional efforts to achieve 100% renewable energy for Utah communities by or before 2030 and enact policies needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2040
- Securing guaranteed funding from the State of Utah for homelessness host-community impact mitigation
- Addressing the City’s general plan and water conservation plan to ensure the City is planning with water conservation and the Great Salt Lake in mind
- Continue to lead on air quality initiatives, like Free Fare February, EV infrastructure expansion, growing our urban forest, and the lawn mower exchange program
In mid-January, Mayor Mendenhall released the City’s 2021 report card, a public accountability document tracking the City’s progress on that year’s goals.