SALT LAKE CITY – The Salt Lake County Mayor’s Office released its proposed budget for 2021, and it includes a massive impact from COVID-19. Officials say a lot of county offices will have to make due with what they have now.
When the pandemic reached Utah, every department in Salt Lake County made huge cuts. Officials say the Community Services Department took the biggest hit; it covers recreation centers and arts and culture organizations. Some of those facilities are operating on “a shoestring budget,” according to financial analysts.
You can see that when you walk into the Taylorsville Recreation Center. The county delayed many of the youth sports leagues until further notice, and moved gym equipment to ensure social distancing. Some people who use that gym say the staff maintains it nicely, but few people use it.
One man told KSL, “There’s only like three or four people there when