Salt Lake City Budget

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June 28, 2019

The City Council, also serving as the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) Board, unanimously chose to override most of the Mayor's line-item budget vetoes. The Council made this decision based on the continuing commitment to streamlining government, emphasizing transparency, and expanding affordable housing.

TUESDAY, JUNE 11


The Council approved the $331 million General Fund Budget

What's the City doing for....?

Budget Infographic

What's next? Truth in Taxation Hearing

Tuesday, August 20th

Because government agencies are tasked with managing precious tax dollars, they are required by state law to follow a process called β€œTruth in Taxation.” Truth in Taxation is about transparency, and requires government agencies to notify property owners when property taxes increase.


When the amount of tax money a government agency collects remains the same from year to year, that agency is not required to notify the public. But if taxes are raised in order to collect more money than the previous year – or when taxes are raised to make up for revenue fluctuations – government agencies must hold a public hearing where residents can weigh-in.

News - Council approves City budget

Mayor's Recommended Budget


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June 11 - Council, RDA, & LBA Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • πŸ’¬ Unresolved Issues

Listen in.

The Council approved the $331 million General Fund Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20!

Get all the details on the June 11 meeting recap.

June 6 - Council Meeting

The Council is discussing budgets for:

  • πŸ“œ City Attorney
  • πŸ›‘οΈ Insurance and Risk Management
  • πŸš— Fleet
  • πŸ’¬ Unresolved Issues

Listen in.

The June 6th meeting was a Work Session only.


Get all the details on the June 6 meeting recap.

June 4 - Council & RDA Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • πŸ”¨ Capital Improvement Program
  • πŸƒ Sustainability
  • πŸ’΅ Finance
  • Β© Council Office
  • β“‚ Mayor's Office
  • πŸ’¬ Unresolved Issues

Listen in.

The Council held the last of two public hearings!

Get all the details on the June 4 meeting recap.


Not familiar with the Capital Improvement Program?

It's a program that receives and reviews requests from the public to improve or replace existing City infrastructure. Think: buildings, parks, streets, sidewalks, bridges, traffic signals, etc.


If your idea might cost between $50,000-$500,000 and could be useful for at least 5 years, contact cipinfo@slcgov.com to learn about the CIP process!

May 28 - Council Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • πŸ‘·β€β™‚οΈ Public Services
  • πŸš’ the Fire Department
  • πŸ“ž 911 Communications Bureau
  • πŸ‘ͺ Human Resources
  • πŸ’» Information Management Services
  • πŸ’° Non-Departmental
  • πŸ›οΈ Government Immunity
  • βš–οΈ Justice Court
  • πŸ’¬ Unresolved Issues

Listen in.

What is the General Fund?

The general fund is like the City's bank account - it's used to fund operations and personnel expenses like salaries and benefits for non-enterprise departments.


In FY2019-20, the total amount in the general fund is about $330 million.


Get all the details on the May 28 meeting recap.

May 21 - Council & RDA Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • 🏠 the Community and Neighborhoods (CAN) Department, which includes Housing, Engineering, and Transportation, among others.
  • πŸš“ Police
  • β›³ Golf
  • πŸ’° Compensation
  • 🚧 RDA

Listen in.

The Council held the first of two public hearings!

About a dozen people spoke. Here's what they had to say.


Get all the details on the May 21 meeting recap.

May 14 - Council & RDA Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • πŸ’² Funding Our Future
  • πŸ“ˆ Economic Development
  • πŸ’¦ Metro Water

Listen in.

Not familiar with Funding Our Future?

It's a citywide initiative adopted in 2018 that establishes 2 things:


  1. A 0.5% sales tax increase that generates $33 million/year to fund SLC's most critical needs. (That’s what the funding in this budget covers.)
  2. An $87 million Streets Reconstruction Bond to reconstruct SLC's most deteriorated streets. (Funds from this won’t be available until the bonds are sold later this year.)

Learn more about FoF at fundingourfutureslc.com.


Get all the details on the May 14 meeting recap.

May 7 - Council Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • πŸ’§ Public Utilities
  • πŸ“š Library

Listen in.

The Mayor presented her recommended budget to the Council!

Get all the details on the May 7 meeting recap.

April 23 - Council & RDA Meeting

The Council discussed budgets for:

  • πŸ’§ Public Utilities
  • ✈️ Airport
  • πŸ“š Library

Listen in.

What do the Public Utilities, Airport and Library budgets all have in common?

They're all enterprise funds. Meaning they generate their own revenue and operate similar to a business to cover their expenses.


Get all the details on the April 23 meeting recap.

It's your city, it's your business!

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