Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

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Press Releases

Salt Lake City launches microgrant to increase food equity in the community

Posted on: February 2nd, 2023

February 2, 2023 Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, oprima aqui Salt Lake City is launching its first-ever Food Equity Microgrant program to increase resident access to fresh, healthy, affordable, and culturally relevant food. The grant application is now live and open to individuals, local businesses, and certain community organizations. The initiative is […]

Highland Drive/1100 East project construction to begin later this month, public information open house Feb. 2

Posted on: February 1st, 2023

February 1, 2023 Salt Lake City’s Highland Drive/1100 East reconstruction is slated to begin in late February. The multi-faceted effort will make for a more walkable, bikeable, and transit-oriented neighborhood, and the public is encouraged to attend an informational open house on Thursday, Feb. 2 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Forest Dale Golf Course. […]

Mayor Mendenhall announces 2023 goals

Posted on: January 31st, 2023

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 […]

Mayor Mendenhall announces historic $100 million investment in Ballpark neighborhood, bold goals for water conservation during fourth State of the City address

Posted on: January 24th, 2023

Para leer en español, oprima aqui Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall touted the City’s energetic governance and its readiness to capitalize on major opportunities already coming the capital city’s way in her fourth State of the City address Tuesday. By nurturing partnerships at all levels of government and within the community, the City is […]

Report Card is in: Salt Lake City makes marked progress on ambitious 2022 goals

Posted on: January 23rd, 2023

January 23, 2023 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall released the City’s Report Card for 2022 today, giving the City an ‘A’ for its work on ambitious goals ranging from launching the first of its kind Free Fare February across the entire UTA system, to deploying a first-ever Park Ranger program, to maintaining the City’s […]

Salt Lake City hires new Chief Equity Officer to lead City’s internal and external equity efforts

Posted on: January 20th, 2023

January 20, 2023 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has appointed Damian Choi to serve as Chief Equity Officer to lead the City’s efforts of embedding equity, inclusion and belonging citywide. “I’m so excited to welcome Damian to my office to continue the work of making our capital city a fair and equitable place for […]

SLC commits to join Vision Zero Network, with goal to eliminate all traffic-related fatalities and severe injuries

Posted on: January 11th, 2023

January 11, 2023 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall announced Wednesday that the City will join the Vision Zero Network, a national strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries on City streets, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all.  “Our residents deserve to travel safely to and from our incredible neighborhoods, regardless of […]

Mayor Mendenhall issues order to expand shelter capacity in Salt Lake City amid freezing temperatures, County and State partners commit additional resources

Posted on: December 20th, 2022

December 20, 2022 Para leer este comunicado de prensa en español, oprima aqui Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an emergency proclamation Tuesday to temporarily expand capacity at two Homeless Resource Centers located in Salt Lake City due to freezing overnight temperatures in the City.  “Every Salt Lake City resident deserves a safe place […]

Salt Lake City’s Community and Neighborhoods Department receives the Agency of the Year Award from the Utah Housing Coalition

Posted on: December 16th, 2022

December 16, 2022 Salt Lake City’s Department of Community & Neighborhoods (CAN) received the Agency of the Year award from the Utah Housing Coalition on Wednesday.  The Department has sought to take a community approach to housing, as encouraged by Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the City Council. Accomplishments include: drafting land-use ordinances […]

Salt Lake City approves economic development loan for LGBTQ+ nightclub Club Verse

Posted on: December 8th, 2022

December 8, 2022 Club Verse, an LGBTQ+ bar, will soon receive a $250,000 Economic Development Loan Fund (EDLF) loan from Salt Lake City to build out and expand their new space on State Street.  Located at 609 S. State Street, Club Verse opened this fall to provide a safe and exciting space for identity explorations […]