SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City mayor Erin Mendenhall has released the city's first progress report card, which shows an evaluation of Mendenhall's goals for the city during her first 100 days in office and the rest of 2020.
"Transparency in government must bring not only public commitments to goals, but public accountability for the results. It’s important for me as a leader to give the people I represent a clear account of what we accomplished, what we were unable to do in 2020, and what we’re working on going forward,” Mayor Mendenhall said in a news release accompanying the release of the report card.
According to Mendenhall's office, some highlights of the 2020 report card are:
- The completion of exploration of zoning modifications that could support the construction of more affordable housing, including an affordable housing overlay zone.
- The city's work toward increasing public transit ridership and access through capital improvements, increased partnerships, operational investment, transit-supportive land use, and travel demand management policies.
- A joint resolution was signed with the City Council to accelerate the City’s transition to a cleaner, more electrified transportation system.
- 1,000 trees planted throughout the city’s westside communities, in addition to the 1,100 normally planted citywide.
Mendenhall's administration is "prioritizing growth that equitably benefits all city residents, making Salt Lake City more environmentally resilient and sustainable, and bolstering communities with inclusive and equitable opportunities for all," the news release said.
The city is continuing to work toward mitigating gentrification and establishing a year-round public market to make a broad variety of foods available to the public.
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