Development is quickly spreading along the western shorelines of Utah Lake, leading to a developer's bonanza. Eagle Mountain, Saratoga Springs and the Lake Mountain developments are sprawling rapidly, without planning and oversight.

This intensive development has recently led local and state-level government representatives like Kenneth Sumison, Steve Clark, Cindy Richards and Chris Cannon to support the building of a causeway or bridge across Utah Lake. Both the lake and much of the land west of the lake are government property. This means that the land belongs to all of us.

It is our duty to keep a close eye on a representative's position favoring development and their relationship with developers and contractors.

Andy Wakefield