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Press Releases

Newly Created Community Renewable Energy Agency Achieves Milestones

Posted on: July 22nd, 2021

July 22, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Two significant milestones were achieved this month as Utah seeks to transition its electricity mix to cleaner sources and move some cities toward net-100% renewable energy. Fourteen local governments have now joined the Community Renewable Energy Agency, a brand-new cooperative agency formed under state law in 2019 to […]

Salt Lake City launches tiny home, ADU design competition; seeks creative solutions for affordable housing shortage

Posted on: July 21st, 2021

July 21, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City wants to see what ideas its design-minded residents have for affordable, sustainable, accessible housing. Together with the American Institute of Architects Utah Chapter and the Community Development Corporation of Utah, the City today launched the Empowered Living Design Competition, inviting cause-minded designers, architects and others to […]

Mayor Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Council Declare Racism a Public Health Crisis

Posted on: July 21st, 2021

July 20, 2021 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Council adopted a joint resolution declaring racism a public health crisis. The resolution, which was adopted at the Council’s formal meeting on Tuesday, outlines the impacts of structural and interpersonal racism, which are proven to have detrimental impacts on the mental […]

Salt Lake City seeks public input for Phase 2 design of 900 South and 9-Line Trail project

Posted on: July 19th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City’s Transportation and Engineering divisions invite residents now through Aug. 1 to review the design for Phase 2 of the 900 South Reconstruction and 9-Line Trail project. The review process is available through a virtual open house.  Phase 2 of the 900 South Reconstruction and 9-Line Trail project is […]

Gallivan Center announces reopening with robust community events schedule

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The John W. Gallivan Utah Center will host more than 40 low-cost in-person events this July, August, and September.  Located in the center of the Downtown block at 239 South and Main St, the Gallivan Center’s outdoor amphitheater 12-week line up includes:  Excellence in the Community Concerts + Big Band Dance […]

Mayor Mendenhall Proposes Wage Increase For Non-represented City Employees

Posted on: July 13th, 2021

July 13, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is taking a first step in her commitment to address gaps in the City’s non-union-represented employee wages today. The Mayor is proposing a budget amendment that, if approved, would give those City employees a 4.5 percent raise. “Salt Lake City’s employees do […]

Utah’s Capital City takes action to support local businesses, names Roberta Reichgelt as Business Development Division Director

Posted on: July 13th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Roberta Reichgelt has been selected as the new Director of Business Development for Salt Lake City Corporation. Reichgelt, who has been the local business and entrepreneurship manager for Salt Lake City the past four years, will lead the division responsible for facilitating local business needs and providing customer service for businesses […]

Salt Lake City completes construction of new Three Creeks Confluence Park

Posted on: July 7th, 2021

July 7, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY – Today Mayor Erin Mendenhall and project partners celebrated the completion of the new Three Creeks Confluence Park in the city’s west side Glendale neighborhood.  The park is located at 950 West and 1300 South where Red Butte Creek, Emigration Creek, and Parleys Creek join the Jordan River. “This […]

Federal eviction moratoriums are set to expire, but options remain for Salt Lake City residents who need COVID-related financial help

Posted on: June 23rd, 2021

Federal bans on foreclosures and residential evictions are set to expire on June 30, 2021, but Salt Lake City residents can still tap into pandemic-related financial assistance to help them stay in their homes. Homeowners and renters in Utah and across the U.S. who suffered significant financial hardships due to the unexpected COVID-19 crises had […]

Salt Lake City Bans Use of Personal Fireworks Citywide

Posted on: June 22nd, 2021

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, along with Salt Lake City Fire Department Chief Karl Lieb, today announced a ban on the use of personal fireworks citywide in response to extreme drought conditions and fire danger in the City. “Our foothills, open spaces, and even our yards and park strips are dry and could be […]