Mayor's Message: Report on Strategic Priorities

By Mayor Trent Staggs

thumb-mayor-march-23In January of 2022, Riverton City elected officials met to determine our course for the following four years and establish our new strategic priorities. We established four strategic themes that each of our priorities fall under. We’re a little over one year into our four-year plan, and so I wanted to update you on what has been accomplished in each of our strategic theme areas so far.

Sense of Community

  • Installed four major and three minor monument signs at major entrances to Riverton, installed 61 signs to mark the city boundary and installed 20 wayfinding signs in the Riverton Town Center to mark key facilities and amenities.
  • Received over 3 million digital content views in 2021, seeing record website pageviews and email opens.

Connectivity & Infrastructure

  • Completed the UDOT Bangerter Highway / 12600 S freeway-style interchange.
  • Approved permits for Google Fiber to begin installation of their network in Riverton, which will give most Riverton residents an additional option for high-speed internet service by the end of this year.
  • Received $2 million in funding from Salt Lake County for improvements on the Welby Canal Trail.
  • Utilizing America Rescue Plan Act funds to connect city-owned facilities with a fiber optic broadband infrastructure.

Economic Development

  • Costco Wholesale opened a 160,000 square-foot facility.
  • Mountain View Village Phase 2 opened to the public, adding hundreds of thousands of additional square feet of commercial retail and office space.
  • Cinemark opened a 14-screen luxury theater.
  • 91 new commercial businesses opened in Riverton.
  • 306 housing units were added last year with over 1,700 units being constructed or planned to be constructed in the next two years across the city.


  • Received record sales tax revenue at over $11.2 million, an increase of 13% from the prior year, as a result of our robust economic development efforts.
  • Maintained the lowest utility fees in the region.
  • Paid off nearly $4.5 million in city debt.
  • Secured $3 million from Salt Lake County’s America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for the installation of a reverse osmosis plant on the city’s Green Well.
  • Secured $8.8 million from the State of Utah to help us complete the installation of secondary irrigation water meters on the remaining two-thirds of secondary water connections.
  • Awarded $1.2 million from Salt Lake County grant funds to allow for a much-needed renovation to the first floor of the Sandra N. Lloyd Community Center this year.
  • Saved property taxpayers $4 million in 2022 and over $10 million total since leaving the Salt Lake Valley Law Enforcement Service Area and forming the Riverton Law Enforcement Service Area.

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