Salt Lake City

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Erin Mendenhall | (801) 535-7704

Press Releases

Mayor Mendenhall expands Air Quality Action Program for all City employees

Posted on: June 30th, 2022

June 30, 2022 As part of her commitment to improving air quality, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has expanded a program urging eligible employees citywide to telework and take other actions to reduce air pollution on mandatory air quality action days, as forecast by the Utah Division of Air Quality (DAQ).  “Driving is still […]

Mayor, City Council Issue Joint Statement on Utah Supreme Court Inland Port Decision

Posted on: June 29th, 2022

June 29, 2022 On Wednesday, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Council issued the following joint statement regarding a Utah Supreme Court decision on Inland Port litigation. “The Legislature should not be allowed to unilaterally change municipal land uses it does not agree with or redirect tax revenues that belong […]

Salt Lake City pedestrian bridge named in honor of westside advocates Archie and Lois Archuleta

Posted on: June 17th, 2022

June 17, 2022 The “Archie and Lois Archuleta Bridge” was dedicated Friday at a celebration attended by the Archuletas’ family members, community leaders, and City officials.  The previously-unnamed pedestrian bridge was built in 2017 and runs from 200 South to North Temple along the Jordan River.  “Archie and Lois Archuleta have been giants in our […]

Eighteen Utah communities join the Community Renewable Energy Agency, continue working with Rocky Mountain Power to meet their net-100 percent clean energy goals

Posted on: June 10th, 2022

June 10, 2022 As of the May 31st participation deadline, 18 cities and counties across Utah have joined the effort to launch a default net-100% renewable electricity option for Rocky Mountain Power customers in their communities. Participating communities stretch as far south as Springdale, as far east as Castle Valley, as far north as Ogden, and […]

Salt Lake City seeks volunteers for new “Adopt a Storm Drain” program 

Posted on: June 9th, 2022

June 9, 2022 Salt Lake City is seeking volunteer-minded residents to adopt a storm drain in their neighborhood and keep it clear of leaves, trash and other debris that contribute to water pollution and localized flooding.  Like programs that allow for adoption of roadways for litter removal, the new Adopt a Storm Drain program by […]

North Temple Community, SLC and UTA Officials Welcome Mile-Long Folsom Trail to Neighborhood 

Posted on: June 7th, 2022

June 7, 2022 North Temple community members and officials from Salt Lake City and Utah Transit Authority (UTA) celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Folsom Trail by gathering to tour the new paved, walking and bicycling path. The mile-long, east-west trail spans from 1000 West at Folsom Avenue (about 40 South) to […]

Salt Lake City, LGBTQ+ leaders mark beginning of Pride month 

Posted on: June 1st, 2022

June 1, 2022 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall joined City and LGBTQ+ leaders to mark the beginning of Pride Month by raising a Pride flag above City Hall on Wednesday.  “Days like this are special as we renew our commitment to the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate our city that prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion […]

Statement from Mayor Mendenhall supporting City Council’s approval of speed limit reduction

Posted on: May 11th, 2022

May 11, 2022 Everyone deserves to walk or bike through our neighborhoods and enjoy our community without fear of becoming injured or killed by a moving vehicle.  I am elated that the City Council approved the reduction of the speed limit from 25 mph to 20 mph in our residential neighborhoods last night. This life-saving […]

Salt Lake City revamping Transportation Master Plan with focus on equity, multi-modal roadways

Posted on: May 10th, 2022

May 10, 2022 Salt Lake City’s Transportation Master Plan is being overhauled for the first time since 1996 to carry the transportation vision and values of Utah’s capital city through the next four decades. Dubbed “Connect SLC,” the new high-level policy document will guide the implementation of future projects across all modes of transportation, including […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall appoints Jorge Chamorro as new Public Services Department Director

Posted on: May 6th, 2022

May 6, 2022 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has appointed Jorge Chamorro as the new director of Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Services. Chamorro has served as acting director since April 2022, following the retirement of former director Lorna Vogt.  “Choosing Jorge to lead Salt Lake City’s Public Services Department was an easy […]