Ben McAdams http://kuer.org en Audit Validates Salt Lake County’s New Behavioral Health Model http://kuer.org/post/audit-validates-salt-lake-county-s-new-behavioral-health-model <p></p><p>An <a href="http://slco.org/uploadedFiles/depot/fMayor/BehavioralHealth_Audit.pdf">independent audit </a>of Salt Lake County’s Behavioral Health Services system was released Tuesday. Officials say it validates the county’s move to a managed-care model.&nbsp; County Mayor Ben McAdams called for the audit last year following news that provider Valley Behavioral Health (VBH) would discontinue service to hundreds of patients due to budget cuts.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:37:20 +0000 Andrea Smardon 49328 at http://kuer.org Audit Validates Salt Lake County’s New Behavioral Health Model House Speaker Lockhart On Board With New Convention Hotel Proposal http://kuer.org/post/house-speaker-lockhart-board-new-convention-hotel-proposal <p>Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled a new proposal today to get a hotel built to support the Salt Palace Convention Center in downtown Salt Lake.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:33:50 +0000 Brian Grimmett 41743 at http://kuer.org House Speaker Lockhart On Board With New Convention Hotel Proposal Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams Welcomes New Citizens http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-mayor-ben-mcadams-welcomes-new-citizens <p>Four hundred and fifty-four Utah Residents from 83 different countries became U.S. Citizens at Abravanel Hall today and for many, taking the Oath of Citizenship was a profound experience.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:19:59 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39315 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams Welcomes New Citizens McAdams' Budget Restores Benefits, Raises Salaries http://kuer.org/post/mcadams-budget-restores-benefits-raises-salaries <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams laid out his 2014 budget proposal today, which he describes as structurally balanced and fiscally conservative. The $870 million budget includes funding for a handful of new initiatives and a pay increase for county employees.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 20:40:47 +0000 Whittney Evans 37440 at http://kuer.org McAdams' Budget Restores Benefits, Raises Salaries Agreement Stops Salt Lake County Mental Health Cuts for Now http://kuer.org/post/agreement-stops-salt-lake-county-mental-health-cuts-now <p>Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams says an agreement has been reached that will prevent more patients from being dropped from Valley Mental Health’s client rolls.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:14:40 +0000 Andrea Smardon 33558 at http://kuer.org Agreement Stops Salt Lake County Mental Health Cuts for Now From Bingo to Yoga, Senior Center Celebrates 50 Years in Salt Lake City http://kuer.org/post/bingo-yoga-senior-center-celebrates-50-years-salt-lake-city <p>Utah’s oldest senior center celebrated 50 years of service Thursday in Salt Lake City. But the senior population is growing and changing, and local leaders say they need to adapt along with them in order to meet their needs.</p><p>Tenth East Senior Center Manager John Bennett says 50 years ago, bingo and pool were the popular pastimes. Nowadays, the center is filled with baby boomers, many of them still working, and they’re looking for something different.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:46:49 +0000 Andrea Smardon 32274 at http://kuer.org From Bingo to Yoga, Senior Center Celebrates 50 Years in Salt Lake City Salt Lake City Officials Celebrate MLK Day With Service http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-city-officials-celebrate-mlk-day-service <p>Members of the Salt Lake City council and newly elected Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams joined volunteers to give a helping hand at the Utah Food Bank today. The event was part of a day of service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.</p><p>“It’s kind of hard but it’s fun. We’ve been kicking the boxes around pretending that we’re playing soccer and everyone’s in a good mood because we’re all hyped up on coffee and donuts,” says Laurel Conde.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:15:54 +0000 Brian Grimmett 23878 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake City Officials Celebrate MLK Day With Service McAdams Sworn in as New Salt Lake County Mayor http://kuer.org/post/mcadams-sworn-new-salt-lake-county-mayor <p></p><p></p><p>Democrat Ben McAdams was sworn in as Salt Lake County Mayor this morning by Salt Lake County 3rd district juvenile court Judge Andrew Valdez at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. McAdams, Deputy Mayor Nichole Dunn and newly elected council members Max Burdick, Jim Bradley, Michael Jensen and Sam Granato all took the oath of office before a packed theater.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:32:39 +0000 Whittney Evans 23279 at http://kuer.org McAdams Sworn in as New Salt Lake County Mayor Sheriff, Police Union Endorse Ben McAdams http://kuer.org/post/sheriff-police-union-endorse-ben-mcadams <p></p><p>The Greater Salt Lake Unified Police Federation and Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder announced this morning they’re endorsing Democrat Ben McAdams for Salt Lake County Mayor. &nbsp;The support comes a week after Winder denounced McAdams’ opponent, Republican Mark Crockett’s jail services proposal. &nbsp;</p><div><p>Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder says the county does not need an autocratic leader, but rather a diplomatic one.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 23:29:34 +0000 Whittney Evans 20173 at http://kuer.org Sheriff, Police Union Endorse Ben McAdams