July 2022 Funding Our Future Update

 

July 30th, 2022 We hope you enjoyed a a safe and festive July! Between parades and laser light nights, Salt Lakers has been busy for the past few weeks. Salt Lake City has also been busy working towards our housing, safety, transit and streets goals. 

Read on to learn how the Salt Lake City team spent July. 

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June 2022 Funding Our Future Update

 

June 30th, 2022 This month’s update starts with a tongue-twister: a freshly-formal fifth Funding Our Future focus area! That’s right, the Salt Lake City Council approved the use of Funding Our Future sales tax dollars on another important item: parks and public lands maintenance.

Housing, safety, streets and transit projects will continue to be funded by Funding Our Future sales tax revenue – and street reconstruction projects will continue to be funded by the General Obligation bond. 

The 8.7 million dollar projected growth in sales tax revenue allows Salt Lake City to allocate 2 million dollars from Funding Our Future revenue to parks maintenance without taking funds dedicated to housing, safety, streets and transit. 

Stay tuned for more on how parks and public lands will benefit from Funding Our Future. Read on for other June highlights. 

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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.

Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.

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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.

Read on for the latest Funding Our Future updates.

HOUSING UPDATE

On February 24th, City leaders celebrated the renovation of Salt Lake City’s historic Jackson Apartments, for which the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City (RDA) provided a $1 million loan. This project has ensured the preservation of 80 existing affordable housing units for the City’s elderly residents making 60% or less of the area median income as well as significant upgrades to the building including the restoration of the historic façade, unit updates, and improved ADA accessibility.

Also, Salt Lake City has launched Thriving in Place; this is Salt Lake City’s community-driven process to analyze and understand gentrification and displacement. Through this work we will develop a plan of action to address the factors that are forcing many of our friends, family members and neighbors to leave, or to live without a home, because they can’t find housing here that they can afford. Learn more and take the survey here.

SAFETY UPDATE

This month, Capital City News spoke with the new Executive Director of Salt Lake City 911, Stephen Meyer. Watch the full video including the interview here.

TRANSIT UPDATE

There’s just a few days left to ride the bus, TRAX, FrontRunner, or UTA On Demand in SLC Westside neighborhoods for free during Free Fare February! Learn more at rideuta.com/freefare

STREETS UPDATE

We are already gearing up for another busy street reconstruction season. On February 27, 2022, construction will begin again on 900 South from 300 West to West Temple. All Eastbound traffic between 300 West and West Temple will be detoured to 800 South so crews can build the center median. Learn more in the Phase 1 dropdown at 900SouthSLC.com.

To see all of Salt Lake City’s street reconstruction bond projects, visit the Funding Our Future map at SLC.gov/BondMap.

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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