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In our opinion: Utah set to be a boom state, but be careful what you ask for

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  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    June 27, 2012 10:18 a.m.

    You are right, Orem Parent. Impact fees would help alleviate a lot of the financial burdens we face with such growth.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 27, 2012 9:02 a.m.

    Rifleman
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    "Compare that with Park City…but, that would be the liberals take on how to do things."

    A better comparison would be Stockton, California. That liberal Left Coast city is poised today to take a major step toward becoming the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy.

    Just for chuckles Google California's Budget Crisis. It is obvious that the liberals don't have the answer.

    2:05 p.m. June 26, 2012

    ===============

    I was trying to focus on local UTAH areas.

    Park City is well thought out, planned, beautiful, and a diamond to tourism.

    No tacky billboards,
    No obnoxious signs,
    Off street parking available,
    Stores back off and hidden from direct view
    and RECYCLING cans through town.

    Meanwhile - to your ridiculous accusation ---

    Stockton California --

    51% Democrat
    48% Republican

    Hardly the bastion of Liberal Democrats you try to make it out to be....

  • Orem Parent Orem, UT
    June 26, 2012 8:30 p.m.

    It's too bad the real estate lobbyist have such a hold on our legislature.

    If we had any sense at all we would be imposing impact fees on every new house being built. Without the impact fees do you know who will be paying for the new schools and infrastructure?

    Yes, you and I will be paying for it instead of the new residents.

    Why is that?

    The real estate lobby is a strong one in Utah and they feel like impact fees will hurt their 6% profit and each new house.

    It wouldn't but that is what they say.

    Get ready for higher taxes for everyone!

  • Rifleman Salt Lake City, Utah
    June 26, 2012 2:05 p.m.

    Re: LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    "Compare that with Park City…but, that would be the liberals take on how to do things."

    A better comparison would be Stockton, California. That liberal Left Coast city is poised today to take a major step toward becoming the largest U.S. city ever to file for bankruptcy.

    Just for chuckles Google California's Budget Crisis. It is obvious that the liberals don't have the answer.

  • Roland Kayser Cottonwood Heights, UT
    June 25, 2012 4:39 p.m.

    To LDS Liberal and Counter Intelligence: On these boards I see many conservatives stereotypes of liberals that have no basis in reality, and vice versa. Both sides should drop the pretense that everything about the other side is evil or wrong. We both have some good ideas. If we sat down and talked we might find we agree on more than we think.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    June 25, 2012 12:24 p.m.

    I'd be happy just to see everyone with a job, enough to live on, and at least a little to spend over that. That could be accomplished, depending on our abilities and priorities.

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    June 25, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    Sure, we say that families don't want to live in these types of dwellings, but that is being shortsighted when it comes to growth. New jobs bring young people to the areas where the jobs are. Young couples and single adults often prefer living in apartments and condos. We also need to think about the empty nesters and retired adults. Salt Lake City is quickly becoming a top retirement destination. Many of these adults would like to downsize their homes, and I am sure many would love to live in a place where they don't have to worry about yard work, snow removal, and property maintenance.

  • Really??? Kearns, UT
    June 25, 2012 10:32 a.m.

    We all love our private yards and houses with garages, but with this growth, that is not a reality. We need to be more willing to allow our communities to grow up instead of out. I am pleased to see the urban planning that has been happening in West Valley City. It appears that city is trying to develop a true downtown. One thing that appears to be missing, however, is urban housing. I would like to see that development move to the north side of 3500 South to include apartments, townhouses, and condominiums. I think it would be wonderful asset to the city to have downtown housing in buildings of five and up to ten floors.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    June 25, 2012 10:04 a.m.

    I’m glad to see greater restrictions and improved infra-structure being invested in before the next boom.

    Conservatives tend to see everything with business as good, with no fore-sight as to the HOW to support it. Mass transit, new and improved Freeways, Water, Sewer, Power, Smog, not to mention additional Schools, Police and Fire Departments, ect. – all cost $$, which also means increased taxes.

    Urban sprawl with no planning, codes, or restrictions ends up looking like 3rd world countries like Mumbia, Cambodia and Tiajuana.

    Compare that with Park City…but, that would be the liberals take on how to do things.

  • Twin Lights Louisville, KY
    June 25, 2012 7:47 a.m.

    You can have moderate and sustained growth without a crash. If you have a boom, the bust is inevitable. At least, I have never seen it otherwise.