The other day as I drove by one of the few remaining farm plots in Draper, I was saddened by a sign at one end announcing it would soon be taken over by residential development. It is interesting that there has been so much concern about America’s dependence on foreign oil, but so little concern about America’s dependence on foreign food. I wish there were a law protecting good farmland from being taken out of production.

In the 45 years I have lived in Sandy, I have sadly watched our valley’s open space and agricultural land get covered with buildings.

Mostly, I don’t like the way our politicians and developers have continued to encourage more and more people and businesses to locate in our little desert valleys. I am not alone in those feelings.

Fred Ash