The Salt Lake County Council of Governments (COG) is made up of the mayors of each municipality in the county, as well as a city council representative from each of the cities of the first class. There are also two county council members and the Salt Lake County Mayor who are members of COG.
This group has historically been one that deals with issues that cross city boundaries, such as:
Public safety, and
In 2006, as a result of legislative action, a local transportation corridor preservation fund was created and the COG was charged with coordinating property purchases for future roads in the county. The Council of Governments has subcommittees that deal with air quality, transportation, public safety, human services, arts and humanities and intergovernmental relations.