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Mayor Mendenhall Expresses Opposition to Potential Ballpark Shelter

Posted on: September 9th, 2021

Mayor asks for more State, County commitments before further addition of shelter beds in City September 9, 2021 In a letter to the State Homeless Coordinating Committee sent Tuesday, Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall withdrew her support for using State funds to convert the Volunteers of America, Utah detoxification facility in the Ballpark neighborhood […]

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall Issues Order Requiring Masks To Be Worn in K-12 Schools Citywide

Posted on: August 20th, 2021

Download a copy of the order here. August 20, 2021 Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall today used the executive powers of the Office of the Mayor to issue an order requiring that masks be worn in K-12 schools in Salt Lake City.  “As Mayor it is my responsibility to do everything I can to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gallivan Center announces reopening with robust community events schedule

Posted on: July 16th, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY — The John W. Gallivan Utah Center will host more than 40 low-cost in-person events this July, August, and September.  Located in the center of the Downtown block at 239 South and Main St, the Gallivan Center’s outdoor amphitheater 12-week line up includes:  Excellence in the Community Concerts + Big Band Dance […]

Mayor Mendenhall Proposes Wage Increase For Non-represented City Employees

Posted on: July 13th, 2021

July 13, 2021 SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall is taking a first step in her commitment to address gaps in the City’s non-union-represented employee wages today. The Mayor is proposing a budget amendment that, if approved, would give those City employees a 4.5 percent raise. “Salt Lake City’s employees do […]