Mayoral candidates tackle issues facing SLC downtown

Local News

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Salt Lake City Mayoral candidates Luz Escamilla and Erin Mendenhall took on the downtown area’s most pressing issues.

Wednesday, Escamilla and Mendenhall answered questions on key downtown topics including growth, development, transportation, small business, housing, green space, safety, panhandling, nightlife and more.

The debate, hosted by the Downtown Alliance, was held at the Regent Street Black Box at Eccles Theater.

If you missed the debate, you can watch it via the player below.


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