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Press Releases

Cancellation of September 8 Meetings

Posted on: September 8th, 2020

The September 8, 2020 Redevelopment Agency Board meeting and Council work session were canceled due to weather and power circumstances. September 8 agenda items will be rescheduled to a future meeting.

Salt Lake City formally establishes Commission on Racial Equity in Policing

Posted on: August 18th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Tonight the Salt Lake City Council, working with Mayor Erin Mendenhall, passed a joint resolution formally establishing the Commission on Racial Equity in Policing, a new advising body convened to make recommendations to the Mayor and Council on the City’s policy, budget, and culture of policing. […]

Salt Lake City Council statement on DA ruling in Palacios-Carbajal shooting

Posted on: July 9th, 2020

“The death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal is a tragedy for our City. We grieve for Palacios-Carbajal’s family and friends.

We also recognize that under our legal system it is the District Attorney’s job to make difficult determinations regarding the use of deadly force by police officers. […]

SLC Council approves notable budget actions

Posted on: June 16th, 2020

This year’s extraordinary circumstances in Salt Lake City and around the world, regarding the pandemic and demands to address systemic racial injustice, led up to the City Council’s action on Tuesday night. The Council-approved $326 million general fund budget concentrates on public safety spending and future practices, continues road repair and other basic essential services, plus support for people and businesses affected by the current Covid-19 pandemic. […]

Council statement on released bodycam footage of May 23 officer-involved shooting

Posted on: June 5th, 2020

We feel outraged at the death of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. We are angry about having someone shot and killed in our City. We weep with Bernardo’s family.

We recognize that people in our community are not interested in words. Everyone is waiting to see action. […]

Statement: Transparent Policing

Posted on: May 30th, 2020

Dear Salt Lake City,
George Floyd’s murder at the hands of rogue police officers has again raised important questions across the nation about the use of force and systemic racism. Many of you are rightfully asking us, “What are you doing to prevent this from happening here?” […]

SLC budget deliberations begin for 2020-21; Electronic participation encouraged

Posted on: May 4th, 2020

The Salt Lake City Council’s annual City budget discussions for the fiscal year 2020-21 begin in earnest this month, and the Council wants to hear from you, the public! An extended pandemic and the aftermath of the March earthquake could require the City to consider new directions with the annual budget this year. So, all the more, citizen input is needed. Social distancing doesn’t stop democracy. […]

Salt Lake City Council Member Dan Dugan Tests Positive for COVID-19; Dugan pleads for practicing social-distancing

Posted on: March 26th, 2020

Salt Lake City Council Member Dan Dugan announced today he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and is quarantining himself at home. He is the second Council Member with a positive COVID-19 test. […]

Salt Lake City Council Member Darin Mano Tests Positive for COVID-19; Self-Isolates Urges City residents to heed precautions for social-distancing and avoiding non-essential travel

Posted on: March 22nd, 2020

Salt Lake City Council Member Darin Mano announced today that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and is quarantining himself at home. […]

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 […]