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Mayor Mendenhall announces 2023 goals

January 31, 2023

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall released her 2023 goals on Tuesday, focused on making the capital city more affordable for residents and doubling down on air quality improvements and water conservation work, among other efforts. 

“Twenty-twenty-three is going to be a big year for Salt Lake City. In addition to the amazing work our employees carry out each day, we’re already working on big ideas to make it a greener and more affordable place to live,” Mayor Mendenhall said. “The 60 goals outlined in the plan are geared around commitments to our planet and each other, and I’m so excited about what’s to come.” 

Read the full plan here:

Notable goals include:

  • Working with county, state, and service provider partners to implement takeaways from the Miami Model, providing services and housing options for people with serious mental health needs who are also experiencing homelessness.
  • Exploring more innovative solutions to housing insecurity and homelessness, including ADUs and outdoor homeless resource centers, in coordination with the State Office of Homeless Services.
  • Supporting The Other Side Village’s plans for site remediation and pushing to get homes ready by winter 2023-2024.
  • Seeking funding for the launch of a City-led air quality incentive program, which could include rebates for residential landscaping equipment and e-bikes.
  • Developing a comprehensive turf reduction plan for long-term water savings across all six City golf courses, with implementation beginning in 2024.
  • Transmitting the Housing SLC plan for City Council approval, which will include a suite of policies and performance measures to improve the ability of residents to live affordably in the city. 
  • Transmitting the Thriving in Place plan for City Council approval, and working toward implementing near-term actions focused on housing loss mitigation.
  • Beginning public engagement and planning work for the recently-approved Parks, Trails and Open Space general obligation bond. 
  • Expanding the Fire Department’s Community Health Access Team to accommodate more calls for mental health, substance abuse, and trauma assistance. 

The release of the Mayor’s 2023 Plan comes on the heels of her State of the City address, which she delivered one week ago. The Mayor’s remarks focused on the City’s readiness to embrace opportunities and challenges coming the City’s way. Watch the Mayor’s full speech or read the transcript.

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