Our Community

2022 Goals

Expand participatory budgeting through an equity lens for fiscal year 2022-2023 budget.

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Review, adopt, and implement Phase II recommendations of the Racial Equity in Policing Commission.

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Continue to implement recommendations from the Resident Food Equity Advisors Project to improve citywide food equity. 2022 goals include: 1) Adopt Joint Resolution for Food and Equity; 2) Launch equity-focused community food assessment; and 3) Reconvene the Resident Food Equity Advisors to begin prioritizing and co-developing the food equity solutions recommended in the 2021 report.

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Work with the Finance team to explore the feasibility of establishing a micro-grant program to help fund community-driven food equity projects that align with the priorities and needs identified during the 2020-21 Resident Food Equity Advisors Program.

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Launch Equity Ambassador team to implement the Citywide Equity Master Plan and develop the framework for city departments to integrate equity across department policy, programming, staff recruitment and development, and community engagement.

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Begin a community process for putting the city parcels east of Sorenson Center back into a productive community use.

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Refine and finalize the Language Access Policy, identify and prioritize documents for translation into plain language and foreign languages, track costs of providing language access services for FY 2022, identify solutions to hire and retain LEP persons, identify and prioritize the languages that the City should consistently accommodate using existing staff versus seeking external language services to communicate with LEP (Limited English Proficiency) individuals, create a clear internal process and timeframe for resolving language access complaints, and update website so that it is more accessible to LEP persons and those with disabilities.

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Evaluate recommendations from the Accessibility Commission and implement policy changes to make our City more accessible for people of all physical abilities.

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Host Mayor’s Office roundtables with Indigenous residents and governments to establish policies and initiatives reflective of Indigenous interest.

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Maintain a perfect 100 score on the Human Rights Campaign Equality Index.

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Draft an updated five-year Moderate Income Housing Plan and transmit to City Council.

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Finalize the Thriving in Place study and transmit relevant policy recommendations to the City Council.

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Work with community partners to develop and launch a new Zero-Emissions Residential Rehabilitation Program for low- to moderate-income individuals residing in single family homes or multifamily units, such as appliance and HVAC conversions or replacements, and weatherization improvements. Thus helping lower utility costs for low- to moderate-income households, and advance the City’s air quality, climate and renewable energy goals for residential units.

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Publish Residential Electrification Economic Analysis and convene working groups that include developers/design professionals and housing advocates to act on recommendations that result in affordable, equitable electrification outcomes in new residential construction.

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Build a coalition of strong industry and community support for adoption of the electric readiness building code amendment, currently under review by the Utah Uniform Building Code Commission.

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Finalize the Westside Community Initiative and transmit to the RDA Board of Directors for adoption. Under the direction of the RDA, the fund would look to maximize opportunities for perpetual housing affordability on the westside in both rental housing and home ownership as well as limited commercial uses within mixed use developments.

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Better engage and empower the City’s citizen advisory boards to weigh in on projects and present ideas.

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Pursue city ordinance incentivizing a percentage of apprenticeships for city project contract awards.

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Centralize public engagement processes through Civic Engagement and Community Outreach teams to better inform residents and businesses of city activities and facilitate 2-way dialogue.

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Complete the Community Land Trust study and submit policy transmittal to the City Council for adoption.

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Invite every entity that has done business with the City over the past three years to participate in quarterly feedback forums to foster improved public-private partnerships with the development community.

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Implement equity and inclusion processes and indicators into the Capital Improvement Program.

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Implement an improved CIP outreach process, including receiving and evaluating constituent applications.

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Increase access and accessibility to programs and facilities supporting youth and education on the west side.

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Work with school district and SLCPD to develop most productive and beneficial relationship between School Resource Officers and schools.

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Carry forward early childhood education initiative (social impact investment).

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Develop a Safe School Crossing educational program with curriculum and activities that could be brought to Elementary school classrooms as well as after school programs.

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Request budget to hire a new position to lead an initiative to better address community violence and sustain the My Brother’s Keeper program over the long-term. Violence interrupter model + MBK initiative.

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Develop strategic plan for Justice Court restructuring to improve five judge processes, increase transparency, and adjust court structure to better respond to the city’s current challenges.

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Implement a pilot, citywide Park Ranger program in the City’s parks, and natural areas that dually focuses on resource protection (including tree protection) and enriching the experience for public land visitors.

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Work with Salt Lake Valley Coalition to End Homelessness, Salt Lake County, and other stakeholders to identify overflow.

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Submit to council new land use ordinance(s) to differentiate permanent versus temporary emergency shelter uses and regulate placement of either/ neither within the city.

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Secure annual, ongoing State Homelessness Mitigation Funding to ensure that City taxpayers are not solely bearing the burden of this statewide humanitarian crisis.

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Complete project with Harvard Bloomberg City Initiative to assess current City investments and programs for unsheltered homelessness and use the data to more effectively connect unsheltered residents to stable housing and resources.

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Relaunch “Livable Streets,” the City’s traffic calming program, to improve the safety and liveability of our City’s neighborhoods.

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