May 2022 Funding Our Future Update

May 26, 2022 – Salt Lake City’s budget season is in full swing! On May 3rd, Mayor Mendenhall proposed her FY 22-23 budget to the City Council. The Mayor proposed using Funding Our Future sales tax dollars on parks maintenance in addition to housing, transportation, streets and safety. The City Council has until June 30 to approve the recommendation, as well as the final budget.

 Learn more about the budget here (in English) or here (en Español) and read on for other Funding Our Future updates.

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March 2022 Funding Our Future Update

March 24, 2022 — March is Women’s History Month. This month, and every month, reminds us to teach and honor the vital role of women throughout history. Though much of history is marred with inequity, we have the opportunity to mindfully craft a more equitable future for all girls and women.

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February 2022 Funding Our Future Update

February 24, 2022 — February is Black History Month. As we reflect on the past, we must ensure that the present is a time where Black communities don’t just survive, but thrive. We create history every day, and must pave the way for a better future.

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January 2022 Funding Our Future Update

January 20, 2022 — Happy new year! Many challenges persist in 2022, especially with the latest surge of COVID cases. It continues to be important to get vaccinated, boosted, tested, and to wear high-quality masks (like KN95 masks) in order to protect vulnerable members of our community. All households can now order free COVID tests through COVIDtests.gov.

Learn more about Mayor Mendenhall’s 2021 Report Card and watch the State of the City Address happening on January 25th. Tune in to the Salt Lake City Government Facebook page or YouTube channel to hear more about the City’s progress and what the priorities are for the upcoming year.

Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.

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April 2022 Funding Our Future Update

 

April 26, 2022 — Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.

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December 2021 Funding Our Future Update

 

December 27, 2021 — December brings a time for reflection about 2021, as well opportunities for connection and rest. Salt Lake City government wishes everyone a happy and peaceful holiday season.

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November 2021 Funding Our Future Update

 

November 19, 2021 — November is Native American Heritage Month. Salt Lake City is built on the homelands of the Indigenous Peoples of this region, and we value and honor their stewardship of this land, and contributions to our community.

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October 2021 Funding Our Future Update

 

September 25, 2021 — Salt Lake City is built on the homelands of the Indigenous Peoples of this region, and we value and honor their stewardship of this land, and contributions to our community. Mayor Erin Mendenhall and the Salt Lake City Council issued a joint resolution proclaiming October 11th as Indigenous Peoples Day. Also, October has officially been declared Blind Equality Achievement Month in SLC.

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September 2021 Funding Our Future Update

 

September 20, 2021 — Earlier this month, Salt Lake City remembered September 11th. We honor those whose lives were lost and reflect on the acts of heroism and humanity in the hours, days and years that followed.

It is also Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated from September 15th – October 15th; additionally, September 14, 2021 was officially Support Latino Business Day in SLC. Together, let’s shop, support and spotlight the significant contributions of Latinx workers, entrepreneurs, and business owners to our local economy and the country! Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.

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August 2021 Funding Our Future Update

 

August 19, 2021 — August is Utah Pacific Island Heritage Month. Mayor Mendenhall also recently signed a proclamation declaring this month Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Salt Lake City. You can learn more here.

Despite recent rain storms, we continue to experience extreme drought. So it’s still critical to do your part to conserve water! Learn more about what actions you can take here.

Meanwhile, the final step in Salt Lake City’s annual budget process (a Truth in Taxation Hearing, which is a public hearing required by the State) happened on August 17th. The City used both a Judgement Levy and Property Tax Stabilization this year, which are both events that trigger a Truth in Taxation hearing. Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.

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