March 2020 Funding Our Future Update

March 20, 2020 — Earthquakes, pandemics, and working from home, oh my! During this time of uncertainty, it’s important to know that Salt Lake City continues its day-to-day operations to provide essential services as well as emergency response operations when necessary. Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall has issued a declaration of a State of Local Emergency to prepare for the potential spread of COVID-19 and is providing continuing guidance for our City. Mayor Mendenhall signed a third emergency proclamation after the 5.7 earthquake on March 18th. There will be no interruption of service for public utilities, including water and trash pickup. Please stay safe and healthy by staying at home as much as possible and washing your hands frequently. Engagement for Salt Lake City projects, including Funding Our Future, will be online only until further notice.

Even with everything that has happened recently, 2020 has brought many exciting developments for Funding Our Future projects, from a new bond streets reconstruction map to a new overview video and more. Take some time to visit FundingOurFutureSLC.com to check out all the most recent updates and progress in the critical need areas.
Streets
As mentioned, a new map of all the GO bond streets reconstruction projects for the next two years is live on the Funding Our Future site! Also, earlier this month, SLC hosted a Facebook Live Q&A discussing all the upcoming Funding Our Future streets reconstruction projects as well as this new map. You can watch that recording here. Funding Our Future sales tax revenue is also allowing Salt Lake City to maintain more of the City’s best streets—extending the life of the entire street network. You can access the project pages and online surveys for various streets projects here.
Housing
The Census, which determines funding for housing programs and so much more, is officially underway! Salt Lake City: make sure that you and everyone in our community is counted. Whether you’re a renter, from another country, or a student, if you live in our community then you should count. Check your mailbox for an invitation from the U.S. Census Bureau inviting you to fill out the questionnaire, which is just 9 questions. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker. Make sure that #SLCCounts2020. To learn more, go to my2020census.gov.
Now more than ever, it’s important for Salt Lake City to support our neighbors. Again, know that Salt Lake City and its partners are continuing to provide essential services and will continue working to improve services for the future.
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