Following in the footsteps of the other Facebook Lives, Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) will be hosting a virtual workshop of their own in April, which is Fair Housing Month. Stay tuned for more details about this Facebook Live focused on affordable housing and the many housing programs that Funding Our Future sales tax revenue supports. Also, the Census, which determines funding for housing programs and so much more, is coming to SLC—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. You can also still apply to work for the Census
, Spanish speakers and noncitizens are encouraged to apply!
Because of Funding Our Future sales tax revenue, the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) was able to fund 50 new patrol officers to support the community policing model that residents requested. This is the current status of those officers:
-23 have completed the police academy and Field Training Officer Program (FTO)
-1 was a rehire, no academy or FTO required
-13 have completed the academy and are currently in FTO
-13 will complete the academy in March 2020 and will move to FTO
SLCPD is also updating their police beats. A new police beats map will be released later this spring.