the most populous county in the state, decisions made by Salt Lake County have
a significant impact on the continued prosperity of the State. The use of
scarce public resources—specifically the use of funds from redevelopment
project areas—should be focused on encouraging economic development, fostering
healthy communities, and supporting sustainable regional development to ensure
a thriving metropolitan economy with a small-town feel. The County supports
collaborative community led efforts to effectively manage commercial and
residential development, and redevelopment, to meet the robust growth
anticipated in our valley.
Most cities in Salt Lake County, as well as Salt Lake
County itself, have established a Redevelopment Agency. A Redevelopment Agency
is a legal entity separate and apart from the municipality or county that
established it. The governing board of a Redevelopment Agency is comprised of
the current members of the community legislative body. Thus, for a
Redevelopment Agency established by a municipality, the governing board is
comprised of members of the city council. For a redevelopment established by a
county the governing board is comprised of members of the county council or
county commission (depending on the form of county government).
To contact a
specific Redevelopment Agency within Salt Lake County, visit Salt Lake County's Regional
Economic Development website.