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November 19 Council and Board of Canvassers Meetings

Posted on: November 19th, 2019

At today’s Council and Board of Canvassers Meetings: the Council discussed a draft ordinance that would aim to regulate e-scooters in the City (formally referred to as dockless shared mobility devices). Currently, e-scooter companies have been operating for about a year and a half under temporary operating agreements as a pilot program. The Council discussed concerns such as enforcement […]

Single Room Occupancy Housing

Posted on: November 13th, 2019

In early 2019, the Council began reviewing a proposal that would redefine Single Room Occupancy (SRO) housing and permit SROs in more zoning districts than currently allowed. The proposal supports goals identified in the City’s Growing SLC: A Five Year Housing Plan – increase housing options, promote affordability, and build more equitable and fair housing. […]

Salt Lake City & Millcreek Boundary Adjustment

Posted on: November 13th, 2019

Elected officials from Millcreek and Salt Lake City, including Salt Lake City Council Members and the Mayor, have been meeting over the past several months to discuss possible boundary adjustment options between the two cities. These negotiations are the most recent in a series of discussions between the two cities regarding issues at their mutual […]

Shared Mobility Devices: what’s next?

Posted on: November 13th, 2019

Shared mobility is the official term for bikeshares and dockless scooter/bicycle systems. Shared mobility devices provide users an option to rent personal transportation for one-way trips. The City Council has received a draft ordinance from the Administration that could establish a framework for regulations on shared mobility devices. The Council discussed the draft during their […]

PRESS RELEASE: Council statement on disruption of Formal Meeting

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

“The City Council has been open to communication and hard conversations regarding homelessness and issues surrounding the closure of the Road Home, including a four-hour work session meeting held today, held with various members of the State, County, City Administration, and community organizations dedicated to helping people experiencing homelessness.  But it is hard to continue […]

November 12 Council and RDA Board Meeting

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

At the Council and RDA Meeting: the Board heard from almost two dozen individuals about a proposal to redevelop the Utah Theater and adjacent retail property. The Board received clarification about challenges for the property to qualify for tax credits and historic designations. The theater is owned by the RDA, and property on either side of the building […]

Fact-Finding Discussion Relating to Homelessness

Posted on: November 8th, 2019

The Council has listened with growing concern to ongoing conversations about providing safe housing and shelter for people experiencing homelessness. Recognizing the importance of this issue and the high level of effort and coordination required, the Council hosted a fact-finding session on November 12. Read the Council’s homelessness info story for more.

PRESS RELEASE: Council Statement regarding Cold Weather Impact on People Experiencing Homelessness

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Salt Lake City Council Members have listened, with growing concern, to ongoing conversations about providing safe housing and shelter for people experiencing homelessness. The situation has intensified with record low temperatures threatening those whose only home is on the streets.

November Office Closure Dates

Posted on: November 1st, 2019

The Council Office will be closed on Monday, November 11 for Veterans Day and Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for Thanksgiving. If you need assistance, please call 801-535-7600 or email council.comments@slcgov.com and we will get back to you once the office reopens!

October 15 Council Meeting

Posted on: October 15th, 2019

At today’s meeting, the Council: held its first briefing about Budget Amendment No. 2 for Fiscal Year 2019-20. Discussion focused on maintenance of existing art in the City (approximately 270 artworks estimated at over $9 million) and a study to learn more about maintaining that art collection, as well as funding police overtime for additional patrols. […]