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Press Releases

Salt Lake City Takes New Action on ‘Tech Lake City’, Hiring Clark Cahoon to Oversee Technology and Innovation Strategy

Posted on: May 18th, 2020

Salt Lake City is ripe to develop a pipeline of new tech and life science startup businesses and amplify the culture of tech that already calls the capital city home. And now more than ever, it is time to imagine and build a more sustainable economy to benefit all city residents. Since her first day […]

Proposed Budget to Move Salt Lake City Closer to Equity, Despite Pandemic, Economic Unknowns

Posted on: May 5th, 2020

May 5, 2020 SALT LAKE CITY — Mayor Erin Mendenhall presented to the City Council Tuesday night a balanced, proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget that retains current staffing levels while focusing on the Mayor’s priority of creating equitable opportunities for all. “We’re in a financially stable place today thanks to previous growth, and I am […]

Salt Lake City’s Net Zero fire stations earn Platinum and Gold certifications from U.S. Green Building Council

Posted on: May 5th, 2020

Salt Lake City’s two ground-breaking Net Zero fire stations have been recognized with top environmental sustainability certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Station No. 3, 2425 S. 900 East, and Station No. 14, 3800 W. California Ave., were honored with LEED Platinum and Gold certifications, respectively, in early April.  LEED — Leadership in Energy […]

New City Flag Design Sought To Personify, Unite Salt Lake City

Posted on: May 1st, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — A new flag will wave above Salt Lake City by the end of the year, and the City wants people of all ages to help with the design process.  After years of hearing that the current green flag with its mountains, skyline, and text have left people wanting, Salt Lake City […]

Salt Lake City On Track To Plant 1,000 Westside Trees

Posted on: April 24th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall officially kicked off her 1,000 Trees initiative on Arbor Day with a tree planting at Rosewood Park, 1400 North 1200 West. 25 Turkish Filbert and Redbud trees were added to the western edge of the park, bringing the total number of trees planted throughout Salt Lake […]

Salt Lake City Announces Opening of Stay Safe Stay Active Streets

Posted on: April 22nd, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Beginning Thursday, April 23, Salt Lake City will start to temporarily open some city streets to pedestrian and bicycle traffic in order to allow space to recreate while also remaining at a safe distance from people. The first street to “open” will be 500 North from approximately Redwood Road to 800 […]

Salt Lake City distributes nearly $1,000,000 to local businesses through Emergency Loan Program

Posted on: April 16th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – 52 Salt Lake City businesses have been selected to receive immediate funding through Salt Lake City’s Emergency Loan Program to offset revenue losses during the COVID-19 crisis. Applicants were awarded funding in two rounds, with nearly $500,000 in total being allocated to 26 businesses in each round. “We know there are […]

Mayor Erin Mendenhall Marks 100 Days In Office

Posted on: April 14th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Today Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall marked her 100th day in office noting the completion of some of her short term goals for the city, as well as reflecting on the incredible circumstances the city has faced during her time as Mayor. “As I look back over my first 100 […]

Mayor Erin Mendenhall Issues Seventh Emergency Proclamation

Posted on: April 10th, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Today, in an ongoing response to the evolving needs of Salt Lake City, Mayor Erin Mendenhall issued a seventh emergency proclamation that includes provisions to further address the needs of renters, landlords, and businesses in Salt Lake City; broadens street parking allowances; and extends the conditional use permit of the St. […]

Salt Lake City Under Contract to Purchase Allen Park Using Impact Fees

Posted on: March 31st, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced that Salt Lake City is under contract to purchase Allen Park using park-designated impact fees, which must be spent on new park space or new park uses. The park was previously facing potential development by a former buyer. “Allen Park is a rare […]