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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
RiflemanSalt Lake City, UtahRe: 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
viewand RECYCLING cans through town.Meanwhile - to your
ridiculous accusation --- Stockton California -- 51%
Democrat48% RepublicanHardly the bastion of Liberal Democrats
you try to make it out to be....
You are right, Orem Parent. Impact fees would help alleviate a lot of the
financial burdens we face with such growth.