Cancellation of September 8 Meetings
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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. [...]