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.
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.
July 16, 2021 — July is a month filled with holidays recognizing the history of the United States and of Utah. With the heat we’re experiencing, be sure to stay cool and hydrated—please note that due to extreme drought and fire danger, personal fireworks and open burning are not permitted until further notice. And it’s more important than ever to do your part to conserve water, you can learn more here and here.
Meanwhile, the annual City budget was approved last month. This is just the beginning in terms of public engagement. Read on to learn more.
June 18, 2021 — June has many significant events happening. This Pride month included several celebrations and opportunities to learn and get involved to support the diverse LGBTQ+ community of Salt Lake City. The Mayor and City Council adopted a ceremonial resolution, accepted by the Executive Director of the Utah Pride Center, celebrating Pride Month. Additionally, Juneteenth (June 19) is a day commemorating the end of African American enslavement in the United States. This past year has seen our city and our country reckoning with long-standing issues of racial inequality. While the City and the community are working to address these issues, there is more work to be done. Finally, this month the annual City budget was approved. Read on to learn more.
May 17, 2021 — May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Salt Lake City is celebrating this month and beyond by honoring the stories, being informed, listening, elevating the voices and supporting the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Now more than ever, we stand united against racism and hate directed towards AAPI members of our community.
Additionally, this month the annual City budget process is continuing. Mayor Mendenhall presented her proposed budget on May 4th; you can watch the video here and read the entire budget here . The City Council will hold several budget discussions in May and June, which the public is welcome to attend. The first public hearing for the budget is tomorrow May 18th at 7 pm and the second hearing is on Tuesday June 1st at 7 pm. (more…)
April 20, 2021 — Spring is upon us! The weather is warming, construction season is coming, and the annual City budget process is kicking off . Mayor Mendenhall works with each City department to draft a recommended budget for the fiscal year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). The Mayor then presents her recommended budget to the City Council. The Council will hold several discussions in May and June, which the public is welcome to attend. Stay tuned for Funding Our Future-specific budget items to come in the next few weeks. Learn the latest about different programs and projects, as well as ways to submit feedback, below. (more…)
March 16, 2021 — March is Women’s History Month. Salt Lake City is home to strong women who are leaders wherever they go. We celebrate them and their contributions today and every day. Learn the latest about different City programs and opportunities to share your feedback below. (more…)
February 22, 2021 — February is Black History Month. This is an important time in our nation to honor our past, listen, and learn more about Black history in the U.S. and in Salt Lake City. There are many ways to stay informed this month and all year round by participating in virtual events and engaging with online resources. The goals of Funding Our Future are to make our Capital City more equitable, environmentally sustainable, and grow economic opportunities for everyone. Learn more about what’s happening with different City programs and opportunities to share your feedback below. (more…)
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.
December 18, 2020 — As 2020 (finally) comes to a close, it’s a good time to reflect on all the challenges and progress related to Funding Our Future in the past year. Engagement on multiple projects moved forward, the first bond street reconstruction projects were completed, housing assistance was provided to the most vulnerable in our community, and all staff adapted to the events of this year from the pandemic, to the March earthquake and September windstorm, and more.
On the topic of COVID, it is more critical than ever to follow the latest health recommendations especially with the upcoming holidays. Learn more at the State of Utah’s COVID page here and Salt Lake City’s COVID resource page here.