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Salt Lake City receives national Cities of Service grant to revitalize Jordan River Corridor

Posted on: September 24th, 2021

September 24, 2021 Salt Lake City has been selected as one of eight U.S. cities to participate in the Cities of Service Love Your Block program and will receive $100,000 to launch a new westside initiative focused on revitalizing the Jordan River Corridor. The Love Your Block grant program brings City leaders and residents together […]

COUNCIL: September 21 Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 22nd, 2021

During the September 21 meeting, the Council received an update from the Police Chief about 51 police department (PD) vacancies citywide, an update on a City’s equity study, and more. […]

RDA Releases $8 Million to Increase Number of Affordable Residential Units Being Constructed in City

Posted on: September 21st, 2021

September 21, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY —  The Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) has released $8 million dedicated to low-cost financial assistance to stimulate the construction and preservation of affordable housing development projects. This marks the fourth consecutive year the RDA has released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) prioritizing affordable housing. The […]

Salt Lake City embarks on effort to understand, mitigate gentrification

Posted on: September 20th, 2021

September 20, 2021 Areas of Salt Lake City that are prone to gentrification will soon be identified and engaged as part of a City-funded, community-driven planning effort. In partnership with Baird+Driskell Community Planning of Berkeley, California, the City is embarking on a year-long, citywide study to better understand where involuntary displacement most commonly occurs, where […]

First project of Alleyway Pilot Program underway in Liberty Wells neighborhood

Posted on: September 17th, 2021

September 17, 2021 Work began this week on the first alleyway in the City that will be rejuvenated through the City’s Alleyway Pilot Program. Construction on the 850-foot alley in the Liberty Wells neighborhood will increase functionality for the adjoining residents as well as the communities the alley connects. “Our alleyways are a tremendous and […]

Salt Lake City Announces New Special Event Permitting Platform with OpenCounter

Posted on: September 16th, 2021

September 16, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY – Event organizers in Salt Lake City will soon enjoy a more user friendly, streamlined process for applying for special event permits thanks to an expanded partnership between the City and permitting software provider OpenCounter. From music festivals, block parties, and marathons, to the City’s long-standing popularity as a […]

Mayor Mendenhall and community leaders mark beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted on: September 15th, 2021

September 15, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined local Latino and Hispanic leaders and organizations Wednesday in celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, a national recognition designed to honor the achievements and contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans. “Salt Lake City is fortunate that so many thousands of Latino and Hispanic […]

COUNCIL: September 14 Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 14th, 2021

At today’s meetings, the Council approved extending, by a 6-1 vote, the Mayor’s August 20 proclamation declaring a local emergency related to COVID-19, rising cases, and resurgence of the Delta variant. With the emergency declaration extended for 30 days, the subsequent emergency order by the Mayor for masks in K-12 schools also is extended. […]

Salt Lake City announces plans for consultant review of aspects of the Foothills Trail System Plan

Posted on: September 14th, 2021

September 14, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced today the continued pause of new trail construction, and a plan for moving forward on the Foothills Trail System Plan based on the City’s work with valued stakeholder groups to gain a better understanding of the issues related to the first […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall recommends extension of K-12 mask order to City Council

Posted on: September 13th, 2021

September 13, 2021 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall today sent a letter to the members of the Salt Lake City Council strongly recommending an extension of her emergency order requiring masks in the City’s K-12 schools. The Council will vote on Tuesday evening whether or not to extend the Mayor’s order. “I am encouraged […]