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COUNCIL: Faris chosen to fill vacant seat in Council District 2

Posted on: May 13th, 2021

Contact:Dan WeistCouncil Dir. of Communication801-535-7623 At their May 13 meeting, City Council Members chose Dennis Faris to fill the vacant seat of Council District 2, making him the newest Member of the seven-person Council. He fills the position until January 3, 2022. Faris was one of 17 candidates who originally applied for the position, vacant […]

COUNCIL: City Recorder accepting applications on April 26 for Council District 2 vacancy

Posted on: April 21st, 2021


The Salt Lake City Recorder’s Office will accept applications starting on Monday, April 26 to begin a two-step process to replace City Council Member Andrew Johnston, the District Two representative. Johnston has accepted a position as the Director of Homelessness Policy and Outreach with SLC Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s administration. […]

COUNCIL: December 8 Meeting Recap

Posted on: December 8th, 2020

Highlihghts from today’s Council and RDA Meetings:

Adopted an ordinance that would regulate the use of electric scooters and other dockless, shared mobility devices in the City.

Adopted ordinance changes to the Police Civilian Review Board (known as the PCRB or the CRB). The ordinance outlines independent civilian oversight of police conduct in specific cases. […]

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. […]