Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has issued a declaration of a State of Local Emergency in response to COVID-19 and is providing continuing guidance for our City.

Salt Lake City’s population is growing and is expected to keep growing. Over the past few years, our economy has been strong, and the number of people commuting into the City to work, learn, be entertained and seek out services has been increasing. However that growth brings challenges. The City’s bright future could be dimmed without investing more in our critical public services. Through years of thoughtful study, planning and public involvement, Salt Lake City identified unfunded one-time and ongoing needs in the areas of street conditions, affordable housing, transit and neighborhood safety. 

COVID-19 has rapidly changed all of our lives in profound ways, both in terms of health and economic effects. Clearly, the economic effects of COVID have only just begun but will be long-lasting for businesses, residents, and government—which relies on tax revenue from businesses and residents. During this “normal for now,” the City is still prioritizing our critical public services: streets projects, housing programs, transit, and public safety. By creating more affordable housing options, providing safer neighborhoods, and connecting residents and businesses to better transit and complete streets, we can ensure that our Capital City is more equitable, environmentally friendly, and can grow economic opportunities for everyone.

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Start at the Beginning
Start at the Beginning

Learn about how we got here and the engagement process up to now

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Critical Needs Dashboard
Critical Needs Dashboard

Learn about programs funded by the sales tax increase and streets reconstruction bond

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Learn What's New

Learn about the latest project updates, engagement, and news

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