Livability

2024 Goals

Support transition of temporary shelter community into permanent, state-run micro shelter community for year round shelter availability.

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Advocate for a secure, permanent funding stream from the State for affordable housing, mental and behavioral health, and homeless services.

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Reduce crime citywide by continuing to expand the Violent Crime Reduction Strategy using a data-driven approach and hot-spot policing.

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Continue to work with Salt Lake County and the State to implement a unified Sequential Intercept Model by supporting more treatment and housing options for people experiencing mental illness and other chronic conditions, allowing us to decrease reliance on the criminal justice system.

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Support Justice Court outreach and specialty courts to improve access to justice and reduce systemic barriers to people desiring to improve their lives.

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Expand the availability of SLFD CHAT and collaborate with service providers and hospitals to increase care and treatment of community members with mental illness issues or substance abuse disorder.

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Identify opportunities to incorporate crime reporting into a mobile app in order to reduce barriers to reporting.

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Path forward a plan for a downtown entertainment district to support professional sports, arts and cultural venues, and the growing downtown population.

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Path forward deliberately and collaboratively on the Green Loop by developing a comprehensive community engagement plan, ensuring that this asset will be beneficial to every impacted resident and business.

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Finalize Station Center property disposition for first anchor development and begin construction on development and public improvements.

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Launch RFP for the former Public Safety Building to transform the property into a community asset with housing and commercial development.

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Complete the Main Street pedestrian study and identify next steps toward improving the motorized and non-motorized experience, activating Main Street businesses, and making Main Street a marquee destination for all residents and visitors.

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Update and expand the RDA’s commercial assistance program and market it across RDA project areas.

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Explore the creation of a program that attracts and supports new and existing daycare businesses in the city.

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Identify City-owned locations proximate to Green Loop that could support family-centered development.

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Push forward on Ballpark Next by beginning development of design concepts, the implementation plan, and the impact investment plan.

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Begin implementation efforts on the 16 priorities outlined in Thriving in Place’s two-year action plan.

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Complete Phase 1 of Glendale Park, including playground, basketball court and parking area.

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Finalize North Temple Economic Action Plan and begin to implement recommendations.

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Adopt the first Citywide Transportation Plan since 1996.

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Start the process of consolidating similar commercial and mixed-use districts into fewer form-based districts that promote walkability, increasing access to daily needs for residents and reducing zoning barriers for businesses.

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Share information with the larger community about the status of the Fleet Block rezone and the future project timeline. This will be followed by publishing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to get development teams contracted to conduct community engagement and begin design for the redevelopment of the Fleet Block.

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Draft and submit to the Planning Commission a new construction mitigation policy to better support the surrounding community during construction.

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Create and submit to the RDA Board a proposal to support the creation of more Accessory Dwelling Units.

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Explore funding resources and program ideas to preserve naturally occurring affordable housing with the goal of keeping people in their homes and stabilizing neighborhoods.

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Partner with Community Councils to improve their ability to coordinate with one another and foster better two-way dialogue with the City.

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Propose an increase to the Arts, Culture, and Events (“ACE”) fund to meet the increasing demand and allow more opportunities for community organizations of all sizes to host events.

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Propose in the FY25 budget a more robust citywide volunteer program that empowers the community to take charge of their own neighborhoods and explore processes for formalizing partnerships with community service-oriented organizations.

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Better support the increasing numbers of refugees and new Americans coming to Utah by proposing ongoing funding for Know Your Neighbor program staff.

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Fortify Sister Cities program to deepen relationships and opportunities to learn from our global community.

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