EXCESSIVE GROWTH CONTINUES TO GROW AND GROW

New September 2022

Unmanaged Growth

is

The #1 concern of Utah House District 13 residents

 

  • TRANSPORTATION.  Dangerous and congested streets

  • EDUCATION. Overcrowded schools and classrooms spilling out to multiple portable classrooms (Education Webpage uploaded June 2022)

  • HOUSING.  Over-priced, unaffordable houses and higher property taxes

  • ENVIRONMENT.  Cutbacks in water availability and dramatic increases in utility fees

  • ENVIRONMENT.  Poorer air quality and more dust storms

  • ENVIRONMENT.  A Great Salt Lake drying up and exposing toxic hard minerals

Our dramatically growing community problems of transportation, housing, and degradation of our environment all have their root cause in the explosive growth Utah is experiencing.  Education, itself, has been consistently rated among the top three major community issues in Utah for decades.  No longer can we afford state legislators who only focus on the symptoms of more traffic, costly and denser housing, a more toxic environmental climate, and crowded classrooms.  These problems demand a comprehensive solution to managing the unsustainable growth that Utah's own successful economic growth and quality of life have brought us.

I have been focused on the vital issues of our community for over four years now.  We cannot stand on the sidelines anymore.  Now is the time to fight and vote for the preservation of our neighborhoods, our environment, and our way of life.

Background image photographed earlier this year.  Main Street in Clearfield City.

EXCESSIVE GROWTH MUST SLOW

TO

SAVE OUR NEIGHBORHOODS

As your state legislator, I will bring a sustained attitude of "managed growth" to the state legislature.  Our vibrant economy has also brought adverse impacts to our State.  Residents in other states need to begin to work on making their own state a place with a quality of life.   We need to:

  1. Stop using our state taxes to bring in major, national corporations that mostly encourage higher, paid employees to come to Utah that in many cases do not directly provide the goods and services that residents go to their local businesses to obtain.  Too many local residents cannot easily afford to purchase homes and stay in their own homes while many out-of-state residents pay cash down on homes and artificially drive up housing costs.

  2. Create a study commission to look into some form of incentives to discourage people from other states from moving into Utah unless they have a familial connection to Utah.  Like our state system of higher education that has a different set of in-state and out-of-state tuition rates, Utah could create a formula that would encourage tourists but not permanent residents. 

  3. Develop incentives to discourage out-of-state residents from moving to Utah that might include reducing sales taxes on online purchases from Utah businesses or offering out of state tele-employees working for Utah businesses an additional wage differential as such people would not directly use state resources like parks or roads or use our scarce water or directly increase the pollution of our air.

  4. Encourage the predominant faith organizations in Utah to continue providing quality religious experiences in out-of-state services and to help such out-of-state practitioners to improve the quality of life of their own states or native countries instead of these residents looking to Utah as an island of paradise in our Country of chaos and violence to move to. 

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MOST RESIDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITIES ARE EXPERIENCING CONGESTED, DANGEROUS ROADS EVERY DAY.  WE NEED SOMEONE WHO HAS THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCE, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND FORESIGHT TO PROMOTE OUR LONG OVERDUE TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS.

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Transportation

 

TRANSPORTATION WEBPAGE

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UTAH HOUSE DISTRICT 13 DESERVES A STATE REPRESENTATIVE WHO HAS VISITED EVERY HOME IN OUR 12,000 HOME DISTRICT AND EXPERIENCED THE INCREASING TAKE OVER OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS BY ABSENTEE LANDLORDS

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Housing

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CONSIDER A CANDIDATE WHO HAS COMPLETED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS, WORKED WITH FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL OFFICIALS, AND HAS BEEN ON THE GROUND OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES

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Environment

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