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Press Releases

City Finds Partner to Address Staffing and Transportation for Expanded Winter Homeless Services

Posted on: February 21st, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 21, 2020 Contact: Lindsey Nikola 385-707-5205 – SALT LAKE CITY – Bus service to and from the Sugarhouse Temporary Shelter is just one of the community services which are now fully funded through mid-April thanks in part to a contribution made by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. […]

Mayor Mendenhall to Deliver First State of the City Address on March 2

Posted on: February 11th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2020 Contact: Lindsey Nikola 385-707-5205 – SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall will report on the financial condition of the City, the status of various major projects, and speak to residents about her vision and goals for Salt Lake City in her first State of […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Upcoming ‘Office Hours’ For Public Feedback

Posted on: February 10th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2020 Contact: Lindsey Nikola 385-707-5205 – Mayor Mendenhall Announces Upcoming ‘Office Hours’ For Public Feedback SALT LAKE CITY — Following a series of engaging and informative meetings with Salt Lake City residents during her transition, Mayor Mendenhall today announced the continuation of her office hours during which the public […]

Salt Lake City and Utah Tax Help team up to provide tax preparation assistance to qualifying families

Posted on: January 31st, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Starting Feb. 3 Salt Lake City and Utah Tax Help will begin providing low- and middle-income families free instruction on how to do their taxes at two Salt Lake City Library branches, and free tax preparation at “We hope residents will be able to use this program as a resource, […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Plan For Temporary Winter Shelter

Posted on: January 16th, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 16, 2020 Contact: Lindsey Nikola 385-707-5205 – SALT LAKE CITY – After weeks of work in coordination with the Salt Lake City Council, service providers, Salt Lake County, and State partners, Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the temporary expansion of up to 145 beds available to unsheltered individuals in […]

Mayor Mendenhall Appoints Katherine Lewis as City Attorney

Posted on: January 8th, 2020

Mayor Erin Mendenhall today announced the appointment of Katherine Lewis to the role of City Attorney. Lewis advances to the role after having served as a Senior City Attorney for Salt Lake City since 2013. The City Council unanimously consented to the appointment. “Katie’s incredible knowledge of and love for the City, as well as […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Mayor’s Office Staff

Posted on: January 6th, 2020

In advance of her inauguration Mayor-elect Erin Mendenhall today announced her Mayor’s Office staff, a dynamic group of individuals comprising experienced staples and incoming experts. “I enthusiastically look forward to working with such talented people who I know share my passion for Salt Lake City. With both new and returning staff, we are fortunate to […]

Mayor Biskupski, City employees put their sewing skills to work for the Turtle Shelter Project

Posted on: November 12th, 2019

Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski and a crew of City employees will participate in a day of service at City Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, helping the Turtle Shelter Project make warm, waterproof vests that will be distributed to those experiencing homeless during the holiday season.  The Turtle Shelter Project was founded in […]

Mayor Biskupski’s responds to President Trump’s notice to UN to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Posted on: November 5th, 2019

Today, the Trump Administration made formal its intention to withdraw the United States from the United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change. Mayor Jackie Biskupski who serves as the Chair of the US Conference of Mayors Alliance for a Sustainable Future and co-chair of Sierra Club’s Mayors for 100% Clean Energy released the following statement; […]

Salt Lake City sells first round of road reconstruction bond with “AAA” rating

Posted on: October 8th, 2019

Today, Salt Lake City sold the first $20-million installment of the $87-million general obligation bond, approved by voters for the reconstruction of the City’s roads. In September, the Fitch Ratings agency gave Salt Lake City its highest rating—AAA—highlighting the City’s “strong financial management.” The high rating ensured Salt Lake City received a low 2.07% interest […]