Operation Rio Grande is three-phase plan by local, county and state leaders to deal with crime and lawlessness in the area near the downtown emergency shelter to improve public safety and to help service delivery to homeless individuals.
Read Mayor McAdams' blog about the launch of Operation Rio Grande--
Visit the Operation Rio Grande website--
Phase One began August 14 and was focused on law enforcement. City and state law enforcement officers began arresting and jailing those committing crimes in the area. They were booked into the Salt Lake County jail, which made room for the operation
by using 300 jail beds contracted for with other jails.
Mayor McAdams embraces drug court graduate Leighann Marsh who now works with Operation Rio Grande clients going through drug court -Photo by Jeffrey Allred, Deseret News