Excerpt from lawmakers' letter to County Council

This provision, in combination with the requirement to stagger and adjust terms, could have the unintended consequence of allowing a current Jordan School District member to serve almost four years beyond the normal expiration of the member's term of office.

To avoid that unintended consequence, we respectfully request the council to revisit its action on Jan. 3, 2008. Specifically, we request the council to designate the seats that will be automatically occupied by current Jordan School District board members as seats with the shorter, 17-month term. The council should randomly designate remaining seats as shorter-term or longer-term, similar to the random selection process the council used in its Jan. 3 meeting.

Signed by

Senate President John Valentine

House Speaker Greg Curtis