SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) -The Salt Lake City Council approved a plan to help the city’s federal employee in the event a federal government shutdown.
The council together with the city’s finance department and the mayor’s office approved creating an emergency loan program to assist federal employees who may be impacted due to a government shutdown.
The program will be funded by allocating $100,000 from the general fund to provide no-interest loans of up to $1,500 to individual impacted by the shutdown and live at or below the area median income (AMI).
The @slcCouncil just unanimously past our proposal for an emergency loan program for federal workers impacted by a #shutdown. W/ tensions high in DC again, this program will give us a tool to support workers who help keep our City safe. Let’s hope it’s not needed. pic.twitter.com/1utvNaohvB— Jackie Biskupski (@jackiebiskupski) February 13, 2019
In addition, these individuals would have to live or work in Salt Lake City or work at the three airports in the valley: (Salt Lake City International, South Valley Regional, or Tooele Valley).
“We want to ensure that in the event of a future shutdown, the employees we rely on here in Salt Lake City are provided with some relief and support,” said Mayor Jackie Biskupski.