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SALT LAKE CITY — If you meet someone wearing a bright yellow shirt downtown, chances are he or she is a new ambassador for Salt Lake City.

They're stationed downtown to help make the city a more welcoming place for visitors and to address concerns raised by local business owners regarding homelessness and other issues facing the area.

The city will eventually deploy up to a dozen ambassadors in major pedestrian thoroughfares throughout the year, Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski said Thursday in announcing the pilot program. She said similar efforts have been successful in other large metropolitan areas, including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. Read More..