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Salt Lake City formally establishes Commission on Racial Equity in Policing

Posted on: August 18th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Tonight the Salt Lake City Council, working with Mayor Erin Mendenhall, passed a joint resolution formally establishing the Commission on Racial Equity in Policing, a new advising body convened to make recommendations to the Mayor and Council on the City’s policy, budget, and culture of policing. […]

COUNCIL: Statement on DA ruling in Palacios-Carbajal shooting

Posted on: July 9th, 2020

“The death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal is a tragedy for our City. We grieve for Palacios-Carbajal’s family and friends.

We also recognize that under our legal system it is the District Attorney’s job to make difficult determinations regarding the use of deadly force by police officers. […]

COUNCIL: SLC Council approves notable budget actions

Posted on: June 16th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – This year’s extraordinary circumstances in Salt Lake City and around the world, regarding the pandemic and demands to address systemic racial injustice, led up to the City Council’s action on Tuesday night.

COUNCIL: Statement on released bodycam footage of May 23 officer-involved shooting

Posted on: June 5th, 2020

We feel outraged at the death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. We are angry about having someone shot and killed in our City. We weep with Bernardo’s family.

We recognize that people in our community are not interested in words. Everyone is waiting to see action. […]

Virtually attend City Council meetings

Posted on: March 29th, 2020

As adjustments take place across the country for public gatherings, we want to make sure everyone interested in attending Council meetings can participate how they feel most comfortable. We have multiple ways for you to watch every Council meeting online. […]

COUNCIL: Council Member Dan Dugan Tests Positive for COVID-19; pleads for practicing social-distancing

Posted on: March 26th, 2020

Salt Lake City Council Member Dan Dugan announced today he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and is quarantining himself at home. He is the second Council Member with a positive COVID-19 test. […]

COUNCIL: Council Member Darin Mano tests positive for COVID-19; self-isolates urges residents to heed precautions for social-distancing and avoiding non-essential travel

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020

Salt Lake City Council Member Darin Mano announced today that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and is quarantining himself at home. […]

COUNCIL: Recap of February 11 Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: February 11th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council: held a planning retreat and discussed potential projects and ongoing needs for the coming year including varied topics such as transportation, focusing on services for our most vulnerable populations, addressing parks funding needs, development and housing opportunities in ways that support our neighborhoods, and equity for all our neighbors. […]

Sugar House Temporary Shelter

Posted on: February 3rd, 2020

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, the State of Utah, Shelter the Homeless, and other service provider partners are working toward a change to winter homeless shelter accommodations. Pending Council action at a special meeting on January 17th, within the next week, the vacant RDA-owned building at 2234 Highland Drive will be opened for overflow shelter space until April 15, 2020. […]

COUNCIL: City Council chooses Mano to fill vacant seat in Council District 5

Posted on: January 21st, 2020

At their Jan. 21 meeting, City Council Members chose Darin Masao Mano to fill a vacant seat in Council District 5, making him the newest Member of the seven-person Council.

Mano is one of 28 candidates who originally applied for the position, vacant since Jan. 6. The seat became vacant after former District 5 representative Erin Mendenhall was chosen by voters in November as Mayor. She took office this month. […]