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August 11 Council Meeting

Posted on: August 11th, 2020

At today’s meetings, the Council: received an update from the Administration about the Mayor’s emergency proclamation for COVID-19. Administrative staff review the latest data every week and while recent trends are promising, for now the recommendation from health experts is to remain at the “orange” risk phase. City staff continues to work with the Police Department […]

July 7 Council Meeting

Posted on: July 7th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council Received an update from staff about recent efforts on racial equity and policing in the City. The Council expects to have regular updates throughout the coming year on this and related topics. Watch the update here. Highlights of today’s discussion included […]

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. […]

June 11 Council Meeting

Posted on: June 11th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council  discussed some changes to the Police Department budget that would increase transparency and allow additional time for further evaluation, especially with the help and direction of a to-be-established City commission that would evaluate equity in policing, per recent conversations with Mayor Mendenhall. Details will be announced in the coming weeks. The scope of […]

June 9 Council and RDA Meetings

Posted on: June 9th, 2020

At today’s Council and RDA Meetings: the Council discussed criteria and program expectations for Housing Stability Programs approved by the Council at its June 2 formal meeting. The funding was released upon approval during last week’s meeting for the programs, which include rent and mortgage assistance and will be facilitated by community partners. the Council held a follow-up […]

June 4 Council Meeting

Posted on: June 4th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council: approved a resolution to extend the Mayor’s March 10th local emergency proclamation relating to COVID-19 (coronavirus) until July 10, 2020. This is the Council’s third extension of the proclamation. Per State law, the Council as the legislative branch needs to review and approve extensions of local emergency declarations. Approving this extension […]

June 2, 2020 Council Meeting

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council: received an update from Mayor Mendenhall about the weekend protests and the recent local emergency proclamation regarding the City curfew, which is currently in place each night until Monday, June 8 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Mayor will evaluate the curfew each day and encourages patronizing businesses and peaceful protest with safety in mind, as […]

May 26 Council Meeting

Posted on: May 26th, 2020

At today’s meeting, the Council received multiple presentations on proposed budgets for various City departments for the upcoming fiscal year. The Council will continue to discuss the Mayor’s Recommended Budget for Fiscal Year 2020-21 over the coming weeks, with a formal vote expected mid-to late June. The second of two public hearings scheduled to accept feedback on the proposed budget will take place Tuesday, June 2 at approximately 7 p.m. […]

May 19 Council and RDA Board Meetings

Posted on: May 19th, 2020

At today’s Council and RDA meetings, the Council adopted a joint ceremonial resolution with the Mayor designating Salt Lake City as a Utah HERitage City, received budget presentations for SLCPD and the Community and Neighborhoods Department (CAN), and held its first of two budget public hearings. […]

April 7 Council Meeting

Posted on: April 7th, 2020

received an update from the Administration about the recent local emergency declarations related to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and approved a resolution to extend the Mayor Mendenhall’s March 10 local emergency declaration related to COVID-19. […]