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Council Member Erin Mendenhall

Hello Neighbors,
I want to thank all of you who gave your input on the City's agreement with property owners in the Northwest Quadrant. The agreement, signed by Mayor Biskupski, preserves many City interests.
It ensures that 4,000 acres will be set aside for environmental protections, puts safeguards in place for the migratory bird population and wetlands, and maintains the City's role in taxing and land use authority for this area. 

The frustrating reality is, a ‘no’ vote would have likely led to breach of a contract with private property owners from the original agreement approved two years ago with Mayor Biskupski, before the state’s legislative maneuver to build an inland port. The completed contract assures the property owners pay for roads and infrastructure as they develop, later to become City owned, in trade for a post-performance tax reimbursement. 

Voting against it may have made us feel better for a minute, but it would be devastating for the City. The Inland Port Authority has this area drawn into its boundaries, making it clear to me it is willing to assume control of taxes and land use decisions for this land. 

I refuse to step aside, to give up the many protections the City fought for, or to make it even easier for others to take full control over this area at the expense of our City’s needs and priorities. I will not compromise our values nor walk away from them. I stand by an unwavering commitment to keep this City in the driver’s seat over this area, not the state legislature or Inland Port Authority.
NWQ,LLC Agreement FAQ
Council, Mayor Statement on Agreement
District 5 Website


Last Meeting // Sept. 3

The Council:
  • received a briefing about a proposal to adjust the boundaries between SLC and the City of Millcreek.
  • discussed proposed contracts with Salt Lake County that would reimburse SLC for various transportation projects and studies.

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Next Meeting // Sept. 17

The Council will meet at:
  • 2 p.m. for a Work Session
  • 7 p.m. for a Formal Meeting

* Please check meeting times & agendas 24 hours in advance
Each budget year, money is set aside for the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) to fund community projects that improve public property such as streets, sidewalks, and parks. Recently, the Council adopted the $34.5 million funding allocations. Funded projects in District Five include: 
  • $349,500 for McClelland Trail and Neighborhood Street Liveability Improvements at six east-west street crossings.
  • $857,968 for Liberty Park Seven Canyons Fountain Partial Restoration.
  • $192,000 for Liberty Park Bioswale Drainage and Surfacing at Fueling Site.
Do you have a project that could be funded by the City's Capital Improvement Program (CIP)? The City is currently accepting project applications for next year’s budget. Send your pre-submittal application to by Friday, September 27, 2019 at 3 p.m.
Map of projects in District Five
Application information
Overview of this year's process

Did you know?

September is National Preparedness Month.

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Some glass recycling drop-off locations in SLC have changed.

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SLC Engineering wants your feedback on the upcoming 300 West reconstruction project. 
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Neighborhood Resources


What to do around
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City Libraries

Liberty Park

Tracy Aviary

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