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Outreach Teams Formed to Protect Unsheltered Homeless From COVID-19

In an effort to protect unsheltered individuals in Salt Lake County from the spread of COVID-19, our existing homeless outreach efforts are evolving to better meet the immediate needs of our community.

04/01/20


Salt Lake County Officials Announce New Campaign to Address Air Quality Issues

Salt Lake County, UT - Today, Salt Lake County officials announced several new initiatives intended to help the community with its ongoing air quality problems. The initiatives include increasing public awareness about idling, helping low income vehicle owners repair their broken pollution control systems, and helping officers identify illegally modified vehicles. UPD is also announcing the adoption of first-in-kind police hybrid interceptors.

03/04/20


Statement by Mayor Jenny Wilson on Olympia Hills Approval

Salt Lake City, UT - The Olympia Hills re-tooled application process has been lengthy and rigorous, resulting in a much-improved proposal. I want to thank the many residents who engaged throughout the process.

03/03/20



Planned water release from Utah Lake

Salt Lake County, UT – Salt Lake County Flood Control and Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, in coordination with the State Engineer’s Office of the Utah Division of Water Rights, are implementing standard operational controls regarding flows within the Jordan River and Surplus Canal.

02/13/20


Salt Lake County Council and county employees receive training on administering naloxone to overdose victims

Salt Lake City, UT – Friday, January 24, 2020, is a day Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will never forget. She was driving down State Street when she saw a man lying on the ground having a serious medical incident. As she pulled over and called 911, a good Samaritan, Tiffani King, also stopped and immediately delivered a lifesaving dose of naloxone to the man. This was truly one of the most terrifying yet reassuring experiences of Mayor Wilson’s life, and a perfect example of why she and other leaders work so hard battling the opioid crisis. One of Mayor Wilson’s top priorities is continuing the tremendous work Salt Lake County has been doing, including the efforts of the county’s Opioid Task Force, co-established by the Mayor and Councilmember, Steve DeBry.

02/10/20


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson takes the State of the County address digital with the launch of her new podcast

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson debuted her new podcast, County Conversations with Mayor Jenny Wilson.

01/30/20


Free tax help for working families offered through Salt Lake County – Westminster College partnership

Salt Lake County, UT—Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson, County Treasurer Wayne Cushing and Westminster College urge residents to take advantage of free tax prep assistance available now until April 15th

01/27/20


Mayor Jenny Wilson Participates in Annual Statewide Count of People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

Mayor Jenny Wilson Participates in Annual Statewide Count of People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

01/23/20


Salt Lake County and Partners Announce Expansion of Jail Program to Help Clients Battling Opioid Addiction

Salt Lake County and Partners Announce Expansion of Jail Program to Help Clients Battling Opioid Addiction

01/17/20


Volunteers Needed for 2020 Salt Lake County Homeless Point-in-Time Count

Salt Lake City, UT - The annual statewide count of people experiencing unsheltered homelessness will be held January 23-25. Local communities across Utah need volunteers to help survey people early in the mornings on January 23, 24, and 25 to find out where they slept on the night of January 22nd, providing an in-depth single-night look at homelessness in Utah.

01/14/20


Public hearings set for Olympia Hills development

Salt Lake City, UT - Public Hearings have been set for the proposed Olympia Hills development located in Southwest Unincorporated Salt Lake County (SLCo). The public will have the opportunity to comment on the agreements associated with the development, design standards, Traffic Impact Study, and executive summaries which have been available online since December 19, 2019 at www.olympiahillsrezone.com. Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD) staff and SLCo presented the application review to Salt Lake County Council on January 7, 2020.

01/13/20


Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Groundbreaking

Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City Groundbreaking

01/09/20


Salt Lake County and developer announce operator and groundbreaking for convention center hotel

Salt Lake City, UT – Today, Atlanta-based real estate developer Portman Holdings and Salt Lake County announce the selection of Hyatt Hotels Corporation as operator of the new Hyatt Regency Salt Lake City on the corner of 200 South and West Temple.

01/02/20


Public hearings set for Olympia Hills development

Salt Lake City, UT - Public Hearings have been set for the proposed Olympia Hills development located in southwest unincorporated Salt Lake County (SLCo). The public will have the opportunity to evaluate the agreements associated with the development, design standards, Traffic Impact Study and executive summaries beginning on December 19, 2019, at www.olympiahillsrezone.com. Greater Salt Lake Municipal Services District (MSD) staff and SLCo will present the application review on January 7, 2020, and public hearings have been set for January 14 at 6:00 p.m. and January 28 at 4:00 p.m. The public hearings will be held at Salt Lake County Government Center, 2001 South State Street, in Suite #N1-100 (Council Chambers).

12/19/19


Mayor Jenny Wilson to make announcement regarding gun sales in facilities owned by Salt Lake County

Mayor Jenny Wilson to make announcement regarding gun sales in facilities owned by Salt Lake County

12/16/19


Salt Lake County hires new Criminal Justice Advisory Council Director

Salt Lake City, UT - After an extensive nationwide search, Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson is thrilled to announce Jojo Liu is joining the county team as the new Director of the Criminal Justice Advisory Council (CJAC).

12/11/19


Salt Lake County Council adopts 2020 budget

Salt Lake County, UT – The Salt Lake County Council has passed a $1.4 billion net budget for 2020 that prioritizes public safety and essential services.

12/03/19


Salt Lake County Updates Policies to Protect the Rights of Contract Workers

Salt Lake County, UT — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson's proposed Minimum Standards Ordinance passed the County Council unanimously on Tuesday, November 19. The ordinance provides an update to county procurement policies to ensure contractors offer essential benefits and improved job safety for those working on county projects.

11/20/19


Salt Lake County Earns Triple-A Bond Rating

Salt Lake County, UT — Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson is praising Salt Lake County’s fiscal management team, and the Salt Lake County Council after receiving notice that three national agencies – S&P Global, Fitch Ratings, and Moody’s – have assigned Salt Lake County with a Triple-A bond rating — the highest possible financial rating.

11/19/19