Plan to clean up downtown SLC launched Monday

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- The first phase of the plan to cleanup downtown Salt Lake City launched Monday morning.

“Operation Rio Grande” is the plan to restore public safety in the Rio Grande district.There are three different phases to the plan. Phase 1 utilized 100 officers in attempts to disrupt drug trafficking and arrest dangerous criminals. 

Randall Carlisle walked the Rio Grande area after the operation began:

“Today is all about getting the worst of the worst out of that area and off of the streets,” Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox said.

Lt. Gov. Cox said Phase 2 will focus on assessment and treatment for these people. Phase 3 will help them get back on their feet.

Here’s a breakdown of the three phases:

Watch the full press conference with city leaders here:

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