Salt Lake City Removes Portable Restrooms For Homeless In Ballpark Neighborhood
Salt Lake City has removed portable restrooms it installed in late July in the Ballpark neighborhood, just south of downtown, for people experiencing homelessness.
Mayor Erin Mendenhall said officials removed them when the city moved into the yellow, low-restriction phase of Utah's pandemic response.
“It was important while we were in the orange designation and all of our park restrooms were closed, libraries were closed, that we have restrooms available that were clean and safe,” Mendenhall said. “But after the city moved to the yellow designation we felt that it was a safe time and a good time to be able to close those restrooms in the ballpark.”
There are more than 30 public restrooms throughout the city, according to Mendenhall.
If the city has to close public restrooms again due to COVID-19 restrictions, she said it may re-deploy the portable locations in the Ballpark neighborhood.