Episode #71: Erin Mendenhall, Salt Lake City Councilwoman

Matt has a wide-ranging chat with Erin about air quality, politics and homelessness. They discuss Erin’s tenure at Breathe Utah and the historic climate goals Salt Lake City has committed to. They then turn to discussing a high profile local issue — homeless shelters and Erin’s concerns about the (now cancelled) Simpson St. shelter. In the immediate aftermath of a new agreement about the shelters, which the City Council was shut out of, Erin discusses the often-frosty relationship between Mayor Biskupski and the council. To find out more about Erin’s work on the council, and to sign up for her regular newsletters, click here.