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Salt Lake City Council, Mayor Adopt Joint Resolution for Peace

Posted on: February 21st, 2024

At the Feb. 20, 2024, Salt Lake City Council meeting, Council Members joined Mayor Erin Mendenhall to adopt a joint ceremonial resolution for peace. […]

Salt Lake City Issues Statement on H.B. 257

Posted on: January 22nd, 2024

Salt Lake City strongly opposes H.B. 257. This bill sends a hostile and demeaning message to transgender and non-binary Utahns and creates greater division in our community by compromising the safety and dignity of certain groups of people over others. […]

Victoria Petro, Chris Wharton to Lead Salt Lake City Council in 2024

Posted on: January 10th, 2024

The Salt Lake City Council welcomes its next phase of leadership with Members unanimously appointing peers Victoria Petro and Chris Wharton as the Council Chair and Vice Chair respectively for 2024. In their capacity as Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board Members, Council Members also selected Alejandro Puy to serve a second one-year term as Board Chair and Darin Mano to serve as Board Vice Chair. Council and RDA leadership positions are selected every January. […]

Salt Lake City Mayor, Four Council Members Begin New Terms

Posted on: January 2nd, 2024

City Hall welcomes five newly sworn elected officials this afternoon with Mayor Erin Mendenhall and four City Council Members—Alejandro Puy, Eva Lopez Chavez, Dan Dugan, and Sarah Young—taking the oath of office and marking the official start of their respective terms. […]

SLC Council Year-in-Review 2023

Posted on: December 29th, 2023

As 2023 ends, the Salt Lake City Council reflects on a year focused on livability, equity, and sustainable growth. The City’s trajectory was shaped by groundbreaking accomplishments and policy decisions aimed at benefiting City residents and businesses. Here are some of the Council’s key 2023 highlights: […]

Salt Lake City to Host Inauguration for Mayor, Council Members

Posted on: December 29th, 2023

Salt Lake City invites the public, media, and stakeholders to attend the Inauguration and Oath of Office Ceremony for the City’s elected officials. All will be sworn in to serve a four-year term except for District 7’s Sarah Young, who will serve two years. The District 7 seat will be back on the ballot in 2025 for a four-year term. […]

Salt Lake City Council Approves Affordable Housing Incentives, Fleet Block Rezone

Posted on: December 5th, 2023

In a pivotal decision Tuesday evening, the Salt Lake City Council voted to approve Affordable Housing Incentives (AHI) zoning changes to encourage affordable housing construction across the City. This landmark decision comes after months of thorough Council deliberations, underscoring the City’s commitment to making Salt Lake City an affordable place to live despite growth and change. […]

SLC Council Statement on Threats to Jewish Community

Posted on: October 8th, 2023

We recently learned our local Jewish community has been targeted in the form of violent threats to many places they cherish. As a city, we are committed to being a safe and welcoming place for all regardless of race, color, origin or creed. […]

SLC Council Approves Nearly $40 Million for Community Projects 

Posted on: August 15th, 2023

The Salt Lake City Council voted to adopt nearly $40 million in project-specific funding for the City’s annual Capital Improvement Program (CIP) budget. The Council funded 26 CIP projects recommended by Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Capital Improvements Project Advisory Board and an additional seven projects with extra funding—$1.2 million—allocated in the FY2023-24 City Budget. […]

Salt Lake City Council Appoints Sarah Young to Fill District 7 Vacancy

Posted on: July 13th, 2023

The Salt Lake City Council has appointed Sarah Young as the latest representative for Council District 7, which includes Sugar House. Council Member Young was appointed during a third round of votes and was sworn in immediately after. […]