Homeless hotline won’t take reports, Liberty Wells residents tell Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski

The nonemergency dispatch line Salt Lake City officials routinely urge residents to call to report concerns regarding the homeless won’t take reports over the phone, Liberty Wells residents told Mayor Jackie Biskupski and other city officials at a community forum Wednesday night. The mayor, taken aback by the reports, promised immediate action to find out why the report line, 801-799-3000, was turning away callers. “I had no idea that you were calling 799-3000 and they’re telling you they’re not taking your call. That doesn’t work for me,” she said, pledging to “create a strategy over the next 30 days to make this community safer.” Biskupski said she would speak to… Read More

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