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Salt Lake City revamping Transportation Master Plan with focus on equity, multi-modal roadways

Posted on: May 10th, 2022

May 10, 2022 Salt Lake City’s Transportation Master Plan is being overhauled for the first time since 1996 to carry the transportation vision and values of Utah’s capital city through the next four decades. Dubbed “Connect SLC,” the new high-level policy document will guide the implementation of future projects across all modes of transportation, including […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Jorge Chamorro as new Public Services Department Director

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

May 6, 2022 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has appointed Jorge Chamorro as the new director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Services. Chamorro has served as acting director since April 2022, following the retirement of former director Lorna Vogt.  “Choosing Jorge to lead Salt Lake City’s Public Services Department was an easy […]

City, State leaders discuss need for vigilance from drivers amid recent rise of deadly crashes, Mayor announces new task force to find solutions

Posted on: May 5th, 2022

May 5, 2022 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 in 2022. […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Presents Fiscal Year 2023 Budget Proposal to City Council

Posted on: May 3rd, 2022

May 3, 2022 Meeting the needs of a growing city and increased demands on City government are the central components of Mayor Erin Mendenhall’s 2023 proposed budget, which she presented to the City Council Tuesday. “Today we find ourselves in a unique economic position with a growing economy, rising population, and inflation. But, we also […]

Mayor Mendenhall Proclaims April Fair Housing Month in Salt Lake City

Posted on: April 27th, 2022

April 27, 2022 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and community partners marked the 54th anniversary of the passage of the Federal Fair Housing Act on Wednesday and highlighted the need for accessible accommodations in housing and business. “Salt Lake City is dedicated to inclusiveness in housing, transportation, business, entertainment, recreation, and amenities for all […]

Salt Lake City Announces Expansion of the Summer Food Service Program

Posted on: April 22nd, 2022

April 22, 2022 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 […]

Water line work will create traffic restrictions on State Street from South Temple to State Capitol through late summer 

Posted on: April 22nd, 2022

April 22, 2022 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 […]

Salt Lake City Celebrates Earth Day by Recognizing and Re-committing to Environmental Protection

Posted on: April 20th, 2022

April 20, 2022 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall celebrated Earth Day early by visiting a natural stormwater treatment outflow on the City’s westside and re-affirming the City’s commitment to water conservation and environmental protection. “While Earth Day is April 22nd, we’re thinking of ways to preserve our most precious natural resources 365 days a […]

New Education Advisor, Communications Director Hired to Salt Lake City Mayor’s Office

Posted on: March 22nd, 2022

Para leer esta página en español oprima aquí. March 17, 2022 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 […]

Salt Lake City prioritizes, achieves pay equity

Posted on: March 22nd, 2022

March 24, 2022 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 […]