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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


County Offers Another Expungement Day

Salt Lake County, UT— The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is partnering with the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office, the Department of Public Safety, and 100 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar, to host SLCo Fall 2019 Expungement Day.

10/31/19


Salt Lake County moves forward with the next phase of participation in the Community Renewable Energy Act

Salt Lake City, UT - The Salt Lake County Council passed a resolution on Tuesday, sponsored by councilmembers Shireen Ghorbani and Max Burdick, approving that the county moves forward to the next phase of the Community Renewable Energy Act. The Act, which passed the Utah Legislature in 2019, allows participating communities to explore the goal of being powered by 100 percent net renewable energy by 2030.

10/30/19


Mayor Wilson to present 2020 Budget Proposal

Mayor Jenny Wilson will present her 2020 Salt Lake County budget plan to the County Council tomorrow morning. The balanced budget, that serves the 1.1 million people living in Salt Lake County, prioritizes public safety and maintaining essential public services.

10/21/19


Get on Board! Mayor Jenny Wilson Takes Public Transit Everywhere for a Week

From October 21 through October 25, Mayor Jenny Wilson will ride the bus, train, and even hop on a GREENbike for all things happening in her work and personal life. She will kick off the week by boarding the TRAX Red Line at the U of U Medical Center Station on Monday the 21st. The Mayor will be available for interviews from 8:00 a.m. until 8:20 a.m.

10/17/19


Salt Lake County Continues Effort to Keep Children from Getting Lead Poisoning

In keeping with Salt Lake County’s efforts to protect children and families from lead and other home health hazards, Salt Lake County’s Housing & Community Development Office will join community partners in hosting a neighborhood party to highlight the county’s Lead Safe Housing program.

10/11/19


Get to The River with Mayor Wilson

Salt Lake City, UT - Go for a run, a walk, rollerblade or ride a bike with Mayor Jenny Wilson along the Jordan River on Tuesday, September 24th. Inspired by Mayor Wilson’s focus on promoting a healthy lifestyle, and as part of Jordan River Commission’s Get to the River Festival, Mayor Wilson is encouraging the public, along with Salt Lake County employees to join her and enjoy fitness, beautiful scenery and healthy refreshments.

09/17/19


Salt Lake County receives federal grant to continue fighting the opioid epidemic

Salt Lake City, UT - Salt Lake County is one of six communities across the nation that has been awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant from the U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance. The money will support coordinated, cross-sector responses to prevent and reduce overdose deaths associated with opioids, including illicit fentanyl.

09/04/19


Making Strides: Creating Walkable Communities

Salt Lake City, UT- Imagine a community where work, shops, schools, libraries and churches are all within walking distance. Creating a walkable community is more complex than just crosswalks or sidewalks. According to world-renowned city planner and urban designer, Jeff Speck, the walk must be simultaneously useful, safe, comfortable and interesting.

08/26/19


Mayor Jenny Wilson announces hire of Environmental Program Manager

Salt Lake City, UT- At the beginning of her term, Mayor Jenny Wilson announced she intended to make the environment (and particularly air quality) a priority in her administration - which is why she created the county’s first-ever Office of Environmental Services. After an extensive search, the Environmental Program Manager has been selected to head the new office. Under the direction of Michael Shea, the Office of Environmental Services will expand Salt Lake County’s presence in this important space to benefit the communities we serve.

08/23/19


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson reacts to the passing of former First Lady Norma Matheson

Salt Lake City, UT – When learning of the passing of former First Lady Norma Matheson, Mayor Jenny Wilson said, “Norma Matheson was a gracious First Lady, a community leader and friend to all. She served as First Lady with a heartfelt commitment to the community, her husband and her family. In recent years, she continued to impact the community through her dedication to land preservation, women’s advancement and many other notable causes. Norma was an inspiration to me and will be missed.”

07/29/19


Salt Lake County earns national recognition for two outstanding programs

Salt Lake County’s Refugee Assistance Program for Older Adults and County-Wide Microchipping Program are being recognized with Achievement Awards from The National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. The awards will be presented at NACo’s 83rd Annual Conference & Exposition on Sunday, July 14th in Las Vegas.

07/12/19


Mayor Wilson announces winners of On The River’s Edge Jordan River Parkway ideas competition

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT - Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today the winners of the ideas competition, On the River’s Edge.

06/27/19


Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson to Announce Winners of Ideas Competition for Jordan River Parkway

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will announce the winners of the On the River’s Edge ideas competition at General Holm Park (1050 West Carlisle Park Lane, South Salt Lake) on Thursday, June 27 at 10 a.m. Launched in March, the competition invited architects, planners and artists from across the nation to submit ideas that would reimage a 3.5-mile stretch of the Jordan River Parkway in central Salt Lake County.

06/26/19


County Offers Another Expungement Day, Following Success of Last Year

Salt Lake County, UT— In response to numerous requests from Salt Lake County residents, the Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office is partnering with the Department of Public Safety and 40 volunteer attorneys from the Utah State Bar, to host a second Expungement Day event. This event is the first in a two-step process to help qualifying individuals legally clear their criminal records.

06/25/19


Vote Now! Mayor Jenny Wilson announces online “People’s Choice” voting for Jordan River Parkway ideas competition

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT - Mayor Jenny Wilson announced today that online voting to select the People’s Choice Award winner for On The River’s Edge Ideas Competition will begin June 18th at 9:00 a.m.

06/17/19


Flood Monitoring for Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County, UT – Several agencies are watching and monitoring the snow melt and potential flooding areas in Salt Lake County. Salt Lake County Engineering and Flood Control continues to remove debris from canals and grates and monitor water flows and levels. They have also “staged” thousands of sand bags in areas throughout the valley in case they are needed in the event of a flood.

06/14/19


Community members gather for annual “Stand Against Racism” event

Salt Lake County, UT—Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson will join community members to take a “Stand Against Racism” this Friday, April 26. The event will feature a panel discussion on how and where racism exists today, followed by a pledge that attendees will take promising their commitment to non-discrimination.

04/25/19


Mayor Jenny Wilson to Participate in Eight Annual Great Shakeout

Salt Lake City, UT- The Great Utah ShakeOut is back! On Thursday, April 18, nearly a million Utahns, about 400,000 of them right here in Salt Lake County, will practice safety procedures and recovery efforts in the event of an earthquake.

04/17/19