Salt Lake City Budget

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Truth in Taxation Hearing August 20, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

The FY 2019-20 Budget process formally concludes with the Truth in Taxation public hearing. The State requires this hearing because the City used both a Judgement Levy and Property Tax Stabilization this year, which are both events that trigger a Truth in Taxation hearing. This hearing is scheduled for August 20 at 7:00 p.m., in Room 315 of the City & County Building at 451 South State Street, Salt Lake City.


Note: The Council's August 20 formal meeting will be held at 6:30, to accommodate the State-required Truth in Taxation hearing at 7 p.m. If there are more general comments than can be heard between 6:30 and 7, general comment will resume after the hearing concludes.


Learn more about Truth in Taxation on the Budget 101 page.

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 20 at 7 p.m.

Truth in Taxation is a State-required hearing that happens whenever any of the following takes place:

  • The City raises property taxes
  • Property Tax Stabilization
  • Judgement Levy

The City budget is not technically adopted until this hearing is held and closed. Although the hearing is a formal step required by the State, the City Council is always interested in hearing from the public. Feedback from the public helps the Council make decisions in future budgets.


Note: If you’ve received your property tax assessment and wish to protest, visit Salt Lake County’s Appeals Page.

News - Council approves City budget

Here's what we heard

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.

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