Taking Care of Business: McAdams cites accomplishments such as high-quality preschool, environmental and criminal justice reform and minimizing homelessness
SALT LAKE CITY, April 8, 2016 – Flanked by supporters, friends and bipartisan community leaders,Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams announced his bid for reelection today, highlighting several key first-term accomplishments and his vision for Salt Lake County’s future.
“On my watch, Salt Lake County has been a government where people find solutions by coming together, rolling up their sleeves and finding common ground,” said McAdams. “The county is a thriving metro area, leading out on jobs and economic growth, public safety, fiscal discipline and responsive government.”
The Mayor has already established a long list of achievements during his first term including: high quality preschool initiatives, environmental reforms, criminal justice reforms and quicker 911 systems, strong economic growth while maintaining strong fiscal discipline, adding a new senior center, and laying the groundwork for minimizing homelessness—to name a few.
“Ben is a proven leader who has put politics an aside and worked closely with law enforcement throughout our community to keep the public safe,” said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. “With his help, we’ve solved a major flaw in our 9-1-1 emergency dispatch system, cutting down on response times and ultimately saving lives.”
In addition to continuing to build upon his accomplishments, an ongoing issue for the Mayor will be minimizing homelessness. With new funding from the legislature in 2016, Salt Lake County will focus specifically on creating a safe path forward for individuals and families suffering from homelessness, providing an efficient service delivery to move them into stable and self-sufficient living.
“On my watch, I said there’s got to be a way to harness all the effort and goodwill in Utah to help the homeless and reach our goal of safe, secure housing for everyone,” said McAdams. “I am as committed to the people of Salt Lake County as I have ever been. And, if the wonderful citizens will allow do me the honor of supporting me as their mayor for another four years, I will work every bit as hard to ensure the initiatives we have begun will drive us forward to an even brighter future.”