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COUNCIL: February 18 Meeting Recap

Posted on: February 18th, 2020

At today’s meetings, the Council: heard from nearly 30 individuals about a draft Foothills Trail System Master Plan that would guide improvements to and creation of trails that are environmentally sustainable, enjoyable, accessible, safe, and low-maintenance. This would be the first master plan for the Foothills Natural Area, covering from the North Salt Lake boundary, south to […]

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. […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Upcoming ‘Office Hours’ For Public Feedback

Posted on: February 10th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2020 Contact: Lindsey Nikola 385-707-5205 – lindsey.nikola@slcgov.com Mayor Mendenhall Announces Upcoming ‘Office Hours’ For Public Feedback SALT LAKE CITY — Following a series of engaging and informative meetings with Salt Lake City residents during her transition, Mayor Mendenhall today announced the continuation of her office hours during which the public […]

COUNCIL: February 4 Council Meeting Recap

Posted on: February 4th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council received an update from the Administration about the operations at the Sugar House Temporary Shelter (STS), which opened January 23 and will remain open until April 15 as an overnight resource for people experiencing homelessness.

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. […]

COUNCIL: January 17 SLC Council Special Meetings

Posted on: January 17th, 2020

At today’s special meetings, the Council discussed and approved an ordinance for zoning regulations to allow for a temporary overflow homeless shelter at 2234 South Highland Drive, the Sugar House Temporary Shelter (STS).  The Salt Lake City Council and Mayor announced yesterday the new temporary location so that more beds will be available for unsheltered people. […]

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. […]

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. […]