January 15, 2021 — While the new year is upon us, many of the challenges from 2020 persist. Salt Lake City continues to engage with the public and move forward on multiple projects and efforts. Learn more about what’s happening with Funding Our Future programs and how to share your feedback below.
Although the ongoing rollout of the COVID vaccine is encouraging, it is still critical for all of us to stay vigilant with mask wearing, physical distancing, and other COVID safety precautions. Learn more at the State of Utah’s COVID page and Salt Lake City’s COVID page.
Salt Lake City Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) is committed to inclusiveness and developing programs that help provide equity across Salt Lake City. These programs focus on building neighborhood resiliency as well as empowering those that call the City home, and funding comes from multiple sources including:
To best determine how the City should spend funding to meet our goals, HAND annually conducts in-person outreach to get the public’s feedback. Due to COVID precautions, a digital survey was conducted in 2020. Learn more about what was heard in the survey report.
The Salt Lake City Racial Equity in Policing Commission will be hosting a live, televised community conversation with Commission members, Mayor Erin Mendenhall, Police Chief Mike Brown and the City Council on Thursday, January 28th at 6 pm. Members of the public are invited to join the conversation on changing outcomes for communities of color interacting with the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) by participating in the televised meeting by phone or text and providing comments in English or Spanish.
Tune in on Facebook or YouTube to view the live event. The community conversation will also be televised on Comcast 17, GoogleTV 18, or PrismTV 8001 & 8501.
Public transit, including the Frequent Transit Network bus routes, is an essential service and UTA is operating with enhanced safety and disinfecting procedures. Still, we all have a part in preventing the spread of COVID and can keep everyone safe by following recommendations when riding transit and going about our day. Always wear a face covering while out in public, and stay home if you are sick or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID.
We are still focused on long-term investments in better transit service for our community. In early 2021, we are partnering with UTA to make improvements to certain bus stops across the City, including some along the Frequent Transit Network. Learn more at www.slc.gov/transit/ and stay tuned for upcoming Salt Lake City Council meetings discussing transit.
The first Funding Our Future bond reconstruction projects (700 West, 2000 East, and more) were completed in 2020, and more are on the way this year! The largest bond project is the upcoming reconstruction of 300 West, from 900 South to 2100 South. Check out the new street design, and learn how we got here, at 300westslc.com.
Another exciting project starting in 2021 is the reconstruction of 900 South from 900 West to Lincoln Street (945 East). Sign up for project email updates, submit a comment, and learn more at 900southslc.com.
Salt Lake continues to experience high rates of COVID cases and deaths. Learn more about how you can keep your household and community safe at www.slc.gov/covid.