Posted on January 13, 2022

Historic Salt Lake Council Majority LGBTQ, People of Color

Associated Press, January 4, 2022

Salt Lake City has sworn in a historic new city council where the majority of members identify as LGBTQ, and most are people of color.

Councilwoman Victoria Petro-Eschler said Monday the makeup of the seven-member council is not just a “demographic novelty,” in conservative Utah {snip}

“This diversity is important because of what it means for how work gets done in our city,” said Petro-Eschler, who represents District 1, on the city’s racially and ethnically diverse west side.

The new minority-majority council comes just two years after the election of the capital city’s first minority member, Ana Valdemoros.