Our Environment

2022 Goals

Advance efforts to meet climate and energy goals for the Salt Lake City community by working with Rocky Mountain Power to: 1) sign and publicize a new Clean Energy Cooperation Statement, 2) sign a new 5-year Franchise Agreement; and 3) develop a new 5-year Clean Energy Implementation Plan.

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Continue leading on local and regional efforts to achieve 100% renewable energy for Utah communities by 2030 and enact policies needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2040.

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Prioritize the implementation of safety, environmental and dark skies components of the new Street Light Master Plan for City-owned street lights, and work with large businesses on ways to reduce light pollution on private property.

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Construct the Harrison Community Garden in 2022 and seek funding to construct the Rose Park Community Garden in 2023.

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Work with the City’s Sustainable Infrastructure Steering Committee to draft and propose internal policy requiring capital projects to identify opportunities and incorporate green and sustainable infrastructure.

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Improve the construction mitigation program that reduces negative impacts to residents and businesses from city road construction and maintenance projects, improves communication, and delivers coordinated civic engagement from design to completion.

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Develop initial design for a “Green Loop” trail/park system that would encircle downtown. The project would enhance the physical, mental, and social health of urban residents, improve transportation choices for residents and visitors, and spur sustainable growth.

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Initiate a roadway management planning process and propose a long-term approach to addressing the entire street network to maximize the efficiency of tax dollars.

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Structure the Facilities Division to provide appropriate building stewardship to maintain assets and preserve value. New staffing, plus optimizing tools in Cartegraph, will target resources and funding to predictive and preventive maintenance and renewal and replacement project management.

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Launch internal Electrified Transportation Steering Committee to advance goals of the Mayor/Council joint resolution for growing our EV fleet and citywide adoption of EVs.

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Building off the Route 9 and "Trips to Transit" service, continue to build the west/east public transit by partnering with UTA to launch two new bus routes. These routes will serve the 600/700 North corridor as well as 1000 North, 900 West, and South Temple.

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Advocate for the health and longevity of the Great Salt Lake through state legislation and progressive City policy.

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Evaluate small equipment used for city/internal operations to identify less polluting equipment and plan for replacements.

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Begin preliminary design for critical light rail connections in the Granary/Southwest Downtown along the 400 West and 400 South corridors.

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Explore community partnerships to implement a program that will improve indoor air quality in residential homes, starting with an indoor air quality education and solutions summit in early 2022.

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Pursue fare-less public transit with UTA and metropolitan planning organizations, starting with the launch of Free Fare February, to help gather data and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 2002 Olympics and the TRAX light rail system.

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On a parallel track with the fare-less public transit effort, collaborate with UTA and the DTA on expanding transit pass program opportunities for smaller businesses in the Downtown area.

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Complete Updated Watershed Management Plan for the City’s municipal watersheds in the Wasatch Mountains that addresses water quality and climate and drought-related risks, such as wildfire.

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Conduct a comprehensive update to water, sewer, and stormwater rate and fee structures to incentivize greater water conservation, plan for repair and replacement of aging water infrastructure, and ensure affordability of basic water service.

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Secure funding and launch an updated community waste characterization study and recommendations to equitably achieve the City’s Zero Waste by 2040 goal.

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Examine and recommend updates to the City’s landscape ordinance to ensure the City is encouraging water-wise landscaping and taking into consideration relevant environmental factors such as heat island mitigation and health of street trees.

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