Are more than 1,000 summer fires enough warning for you to know what to do when it's time to evacuate?

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 8, 2012 6:20 a.m.

    The real question is: Has the governor learned anything about his role and duty to preserve the safety and property of people living in this state? It is the duty of government from Governor to councilmen to enforce zoning laws and fire safety for all development even near wilderness locations.

    In place are fire laws that government install and maintain fire-breaks between properties near wilderness with bare land between development and wilderness, so where are the fire-brakes? What efforts did government put in place during development to insure public safety? None?

    The failure of the Governor obeying his duties does not justify him denying his accountability in failing to serve in the capacity he was elected to do.

    Public safety is too often disobeyed by developers and government in eager anticipation of tax revenues so they overlook and deny too many laws protecting consumers and citizens from all the natural disaster areas many homes have been built in. Consumers depend on rule of law but government has the option to omit rule of law to commit criminal development. Had the rule of law been applied the fire breaks and mud slide prevention would have been in place.