Each January, Salt Lake City Council Members review and revise the priorities on which they want to make significant progress during the coming year. Their three priorities for 2016 – adding affordable housing and reducing homelessness, improving the City’s economic development activities, and finding sustainable funding sources for street maintenance – provide a guiding lens through which Council Members view their discussions and decisions on policy and budget issues.
The priorities also inform the Mayor, City Administration and the public about the items Council Members feel are of highest importance to ensure that quality of life remains high for Salt Lake City residents and businesses; that the City is accommodating, vibrant and safe for those whose live, work, visit and play here; and that the City’s financial underpinnings are solid and fair for all taxpayers.
In 2012, the Council adopted several guiding philosophy statements for the City that will assist the Council in future decision making. These priorities are: Arts and Culture, Economic Health of the City, Education, Historic Preservation, Housing, Neighborhood Quality of Life, Parks and Open Space, Sustainability, Transparency, and Transportation and Mobility.