Salt Lake City

Mayor's Office

Erin Mendenhall | (801) 535-7704 | mayor@slcgov.com

Press Releases

Mayor Mendenhall’s Statement on Masks In Salt Lake City Schools

Posted on: August 20th, 2021

August 20, 2021 Our school board is a locally elected governing body charged with making educational and safety decisions for our district’s children.  Unfortunately, and despite all the evidence that masks protect children and the adults who care for them, this issue has become politicized to the point that elected bodies across the country, and […]

Mayor Mendenhall Announces Support For Adding 300 Emergency Shelter Beds, Makes Immediate and Long Term City Commitments Related To Homelessness

Posted on: August 5th, 2021

August 5, 2021 Today Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall voiced her support for the Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness’ call to add 300 additional emergency shelter beds to the countywide homeless services system, and further announced the immediate, short-term and long-term commitments the City could make with those additional spaces online and […]

Salt Lake City Celebrates Completion of New Community Garden at Richmond Park

Posted on: August 4th, 2021

August 4, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY – Today, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall, the City’s Public Lands Department, and Wasatch Community Gardens (WCG) celebrated the completion of a new community garden at Richmond Park on 444 East and 600 South. Through the Green City Growers Program partnership, Salt Lake City and WCG develop and […]

Salt Lake City Announces Enhancements to Call 2 Haul Bulk Waste Collection Program

Posted on: August 3rd, 2021

Aug. 3, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City today announced several key enhancements to its bulk waste program Call 2 Haul.   Effective immediately, the new enhancements include: The addition of a second pick up annually for green waste only. Residents will be able to schedule two collections per year—one for bulky items such as […]

Salt Lake City to Consider Request to Locate Tiny Home Village at Indiana Avenue Site

Posted on: July 30th, 2021

Salt Lake City will consider a zoning amendment request by The Other Side Academy to locate its proposed tiny home project, The Other Side Village, at 1850 W. Indiana Avenue. The amendment request asks that the parcel of land, which is owned by Salt Lake City Corporation, be rezoned from Public Lands (PL Zone) to […]

400 Jobs Coming to Salt Lake City as Stitch Fix Opens New Distribution Center

Posted on: July 29th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — Stitch Fix, Inc. (NASDAQ: SFIX), the world’s leading online personal styling service, will soon open a distribution center in the northwest quadrant of Salt Lake City, creating approximately 400 jobs in the region within the first year of operations.  “Companies like Stitch Fix that prioritize equity and economic opportunity will always […]

Mayor Erin Mendenhall to Require Masks on Employees, Members of the Public in SLC Facilities

Posted on: July 28th, 2021

July 28, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall signed an Executive Order Wednesday aimed at preventing the continued spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health of City employees by requiring vaccinated and unvaccinated City employees and members of the public to wear a mask inside City facilities. The updated order […]

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 […]