Message to Salt Lake County residents

The Salt Lake County Council has finalized its 2021 budget. It is a balanced budget and addresses the unique future needs of the pandemic as well as the uncertainty 2021 provides. Additionally, Salt Lake County will continue to provide services throughout the county with minor adjustments, if any.

Salt Lake County continues to embrace principles of fiscal conservatism as evidenced by its recent renewal of its triple-A bond rating renewed by all three major credit rating agencies. What this actually means is that Salt Lake County is one of very few counties in the nation receiving the lowest interest rates on key infrastructure projects such as recreation centers, parks, senior centers, health clinics, and public works projects. This rating saves Salt Lake County and its taxpayers millions of dollars.

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, but in spite of everything thrown our way – a pandemic, historic earthquakes and storms – Salt Lake County continues to innovate and foster teamwork and resiliency between our employees, elected officials and community partners so we can ensure a safe and prosperous community into the future.

I addressed these and other issues recently in the Deseret News. Read more about Salt Lake County’s fiscal responsibility.