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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 […]

Mayor Mendenhall Expresses Opposition to Potential Ballpark Shelter

Posted on: September 9th, 2021

Mayor asks for more State, County commitments before further addition of shelter beds in City In a letter to the State Homeless Coordinating Committee sent Tuesday, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall withdrew her support for using State funds to convert the Volunteers of America, Utah detoxification facility in the Ballpark neighborhood to an overflow […]

COUNCIL: September 7 Meeting Recap

Posted on: September 7th, 2021

At today’s meetings, the Council received updates on the City’s latest crime statistics, how the City and its partners are preparing for the winter needs of people experiencing homelessness, the planned September 14 discussion on possibly continuing the mask mandate issued by the Mayor for K-12 schools […]

Salt Lake City’s Capital Improvement Program is now accepting applications

Posted on: September 1st, 2021

Salt Lake City residents are invited to submit their ideas for projects that will improve their communities as part of the City’s annual Capital Improvement Program application process, which is open now through Sept. 30.  Salt Lake City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is a multi-year planning program of capital expenditures needed to replace or expand […]

COUNCIL: August 24 Meeting Recap

Posted on: August 24th, 2021

At today’s Council and Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Meetings:

The Council approved the City’s annual Capital Improvement Program and an honorary street name “Pastor France Davis Way” recognizing Reverend France A. Davis, who served as the Pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, a predominately African American congregation, for over forty years.

The Council also received updates on the City’s new Equity Office, the Mayor’s mask mandate for K-12 schools, and the City’s water conservation/water shortage contingency plans.[…]

Salt Lake City Honored with “KultureCity Human Highlight Awards for Sensory Inclusive City of the Year”

Posted on: August 20th, 2021

KultureCity will name Salt Lake City as the Sensory Inclusive City of the Year at its 2021 KultureBall, taking place in Birmingham, AL this weekend. The honor follows a first-of-its-kind partnership between KultureCity and Salt Lake City to train and certify over 90% of the City’s first responders in late 2020. In addition to the […]