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Mayor Mendenhall Announces Plan For Temporary Winter Shelter

Posted on: January 16th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – After weeks of work in coordination with the Salt Lake City Council, service providers, Salt Lake County, and State partners, Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the temporary expansion of up to 145 beds available to unsheltered individuals in Salt Lake City. The Sugar House Temporary Shelter is slated to open in the next week and will be located in a vacant building owned by the city’s Redevelopment Agency (RDA) located at 2234 Highland Drive. […]

Sugar House Temporary Shelter

Posted on: January 16th, 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: January 14 SLC Council and RDA Board Meetings Recap

Posted on: January 14th, 2020

At the Council and RDA Meeting: The Board elected Board Member Ana Valdemoros (pictured right) as RDA Vice-Chair for calendar year 2020. Board Member Amy Fowler (pictured left) will continue to serve as the RDA Chair. The RDA Chair serves a two-year term, while the RDA Vice-Chair serves a one-year term.  The Board discussed various priorities and […]

COUNCIL: District 5 Vacancy Next Steps

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

The application period is now closed. The Council will interview those who applied to fill the vacant District 5 seat during their January 21 work session meeting. The interviews may continue at a later meeting, if necessary. […]

COUNCIL: New SLC Council leadership chosen

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – City Council Members have elected a new leadership team for 2020.

At the Council’s January 7 meeting, a six-member* group chose Chris Wharton, who represents District 3, as the Chair. Andrew Johnston, who represents District 2, was chosen as the Vice Chair. […]

COUNCIL: January 7 Council Meeting

Posted on: January 7th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council elected a Chair and Vice Chair for calendar year 2020. The Council chose Chris Wharton, who represents District 3, as the Chair, and Andrew Johnston, who represents District 2, as the Vice Chair.

COUNCIL: Salt Lake City Elected Officials Take Oath of Office

Posted on: January 6th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Mayor Erin Mendenhall and City Council Members Andrew Johnston, Ana Valdemoros and Dan Dugan were sworn into office at noon today on the east steps of the Salt Lake City & County Building. More than 500 people attended the ceremonies

Joint statement from Mayor Biskupski and Mayor-Elect Mendenhall regarding the protest encampment on Washington Square

Posted on: January 3rd, 2020

Earlier today, Mayor Jackie Biskupski and Mayor-Elect Mendenhall reached out to the activists gathered on Washington Square to invite them to a meeting including Chief Mike Brown and representatives from the State and County. Activists did not respond to this request. This afternoon public safety officials began walking through the encampment with information about city […]

COUNCIL: SLC Elected Officials to take Oath of Office on Jan. 6

Posted on: December 30th, 2019

November victories lead to January Inauguration Ceremony

SALT LAKE CITY – A new Mayor and three Council Members will be sworn into office at noon on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020 at the Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 South State Street. […]

COUNCIL: SLCCouncil agenda driven forward in 2019

Posted on: December 30th, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY – Momentum. That word does begin to describe the movement forward in 2019 on a City agenda driven by seven City Council members and their desire to create or act on opportunities in a thriving Capital City.