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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.

PRESS RELEASE: Council, Mayor statement on Northwest Quadrant Agreement

Posted on:August 27th, 2019
Joint Council/Mayor statement:The Salt Lake City Council, in our capacity as the Redevelopment Agency Board (RDA), has adopted the final component of a development agreement between the City and NWQ, LLC that was negotiated by RDA staff and approved by Mayor Jackie Biskupski in her role as Executive Director under proper planning, zoning, and land […]

PRESS RELEASE: Council overrides Mayor’s line-item budget vetoes

Posted on:June 28th, 2019
City Council re-affirms City plans to help meet housing needs as Members unanimously override Mayor’s line item vetoes

PRESS RELEASE: Joint Council/RDA statement on Mayor’s line item vetoes of City budget

Posted on:June 25th, 2019
The Mayor's veto was expected. The Salt Lake City Council and the Redevelopment Agency Board will be meeting at noon on Friday, June 28, for a potential veto override.

PRESS RELEASE: City Council approves free hygiene products

Posted on:June 18th, 2019
Salt Lake City – It’s a topic most people don’t talk about at work. A hidden component, understandably so, of daily life. But a trio of City Council Members threw it out there for discussion at an annual budget meeting and the full Council supported it: free feminine hygiene products for all.

PRESS RELEASE: City Council approves $300 million-plus annual budget; “Funding our Future” dollars enhance city services, repairs

Posted on:June 12th, 2019
With an eye on streamlining and the quality of life in the City, Council Members approved an annual budget on Tuesday that enhances City services in such areas as public streets & transportation, affordable housing, and public safety.

PRESS RELEASE: Report to Council shows testing of SLC’s backlogged rape kits produced dozens of new suspects

Posted on:May 7th, 2019
A five-year ongoing police effort initiated by the City Council to test all sexual assault evidence kits (rape kits) has identified more than 100 suspects from backlogged kits. Forty-two of these suspects had not previously been identified by law enforcement.

Council Statement: Ranked Choice Voting

Posted on:March 29th, 2019
The Salt Lake City Council is open to pursuing ranked choice voting, but it just doesn’t make sense to hurriedly do so in 2019. If the Council decides to pursue it in the future, a significant voter education effort would need to follow because we believe the public needs to be well-informed about significant changes […]

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