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2018-2019 Critical Needs Budgets

Better Transit Service

ProjectsProject DescriptionAdopted
Transportation Planner

Hire staff to manage transit programs$50,000
Frequent Transit Network (FTN)

Create a Frequent Transit Network (FTN) on key initial routes (2100 S, 900 S, 200 S, and 600 N or 1000 N) to increase transit service to a frequency of 15-minutes or better, Monday thru Saturday from 5 a.m. to midnight, and add new Sunday service$2,464,492
Home to Transit Pilot Program

Provide home-to-transit ride share services to residents living more than 1/4 mile from a high frequency bus or train with frequency of 15-minutes or better$700,000
Work to Transit ProgramProvide start-up funding for the “Work to Transit” Program to develop a cooperative partnership with businesses in Research Park and the Industrial West Side to provide a shuttle type service to employees, and other first mile/last mile solutions. The budget includes start-up costs only; the program will ultimately be managed and funded by businesses$250,000
Fare Pass AnalysisExecute a comprehensive study on best practices for transit pass programs (HIVE Pass) with the goal of increasing the number of transit passes distributed to residents$30,000
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Marketing and OutreachFund branding and a public outreach process for the development of a high frequency bus network (FTN) that will establish new routes and service areas$250,000
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Capital ImprovementsFund capital improvements associated with the proposed Frequent Transit Network (FTN), including signal upgrades, ADA enhancements, bus stop improvements, etc.$1,139,000
Frequent Transit Network (FTN) Rolling Stock (Buses)Fund new leases for buses to be used on the proposed Frequent Transit Network (FTN)$406,000
Additional Planner

Hire one new planning position to manage the impacts related to overall infrastructure upgrades$101,161

Greater Housing Opportunities Dashboard

ProjectsProject DescriptionAdopted
New House 20 ProgramExpand pilot program to place the 20 highest users of emergency services into stable housing$125,000

Shared Housing ProgramFund a structured roommate housing program which maximizes existing resources to match those in need of housing with available opportunities


Land Discounts and FinancingProvide gap-financing, loans and other incentives to include affordable units in mixed housing developments; part of the Housing Trust Fund$2,100,000
Incentivized Rent Assistance ProgramFund an assistance program to stabilize low-income renters using best practices and an outcome-based approach, to help prevent homelessness$656,250
Service Model Program for Most Vulnerable PopulationsSupport and enhance pilot housing programs for individuals with mental illness and children experiencing homelessness$218,750

Community Land Trust

Expand the number of homes placed in Community Land Trust, a pilot program which permanently secures land to make single-family homes more affordable$250,000

Down Payment AssistanceIncrease funding and marketing for home ownership programs$100,000

Fee Waiver Program for Affordable Housing DevelopersWaive City fees related to development in exchange for the inclusion of affordable housing in mixed-income developments$320,000

Federal Funds Accounting and Grant Administration and ReallocationFund additional administrative costs for Housing & Neighborhood Development (HAND) staff to create and manage City funded programs$175,000

Additional Planner

Hire one new planning position to manage the impacts related to overall infrastructure upgrades$101,161

Census Coordinator

Hire a census coordinator to prepare for 2020 Census and help gain an accurate count. Census data determines federal affordable housing and community development funding to the City$80,000


Improved Street Conditions

ProjectsProject DescriptionAdopted
Construction and Surface Treatment CrewSet up a new road maintenance crew (equipment and personnel). The new crew will allow the City to double the number of roads being resurfaced and improved each from 75 to 155 lane miles$2,900,000
Capital Asset Renewal in ParksTransfer from Capital Asset Management for parks$250,000
Capital Improvement Program Projects TransferThe City is required to allocate 7% of the budget to the Capital Improvement Program. In addition to the mandatory $1,750,000, there is a voluntary $2,000,000 contribution$3,750,000

Increased Neighborhood Safety & Security

ProjectsProject DescriptionAdopted
Competitive Compensation AdjustmentsIncrease base salary and make adjustments to the benefits program to aid in the recruitment and retention of new officers; helping to maintain Salt Lake City’s competitiveness among other regional agencies


New Police Officers

Hire and train 27 new police officers. The 27 new officers are part of the overall goal to recruit 50 new officers which was authorized by the City Council in 2017.


Additional Civilian Police Personnel

Hire new civilian personnel related to the increase in police officers including a social worker, case manager, crime lab techs, victim advocate, records clerks, and crime intel analysts


Police Officer Equipment

Fund equipment associated with hiring new police officers




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