Herbert says he plans on calling special session to make fixes
Salt Lake City had three decades, a generation, to develop the area, and they
could not or did not. Sounds like idleness to me. The Idler shall not break
bread with the laborer.
windsor"You both know 2/3 of Utahns clear majority vote against
SSM was nullified by a judge don't you?"You do know that
the constitution supporters "equality" in almost everything? This
"vote" against SSM was by the religious folks. You know, the ones that
want religious laws to be the law of the land instead of the secular laws under
which the country was founded.
Impartial7 @christoph;"Judges are not elected, they will
not decide this. The people voted. Talk to your legislator. They vote for
you."Riiight. You know weed is still illegal in Utah -right?------You both know 2/3 of Utahns clear majority vote against SSM
was nullified by a judge don't you?
It would be fascinating to know the names of the people who will financially
benefit from this action who have also been campaign contributors to Governor
Herbert. I shouldn't think this would be difficult to find out, and I wish
some enterprising reporter would do it.
If the Governor is calling a secial session to fix it why sign it? This island
port bill is strictly an anti Salt Lake City bill . It reminds me of the REAL
Stadium choice where Sandy was chosen over Salt Lake City to house the REAL
Soccer stadium. All pure politics and at a great loss to REAL and the community.
The community around the REAL Stadium in Sandy is still blighted and the
promised $700 Million dollar development ( which was a sham from the get go) has
long since been forgotten. The Utah State Legislature despises Salt Lake City
and their saloons, their gay bars and their liberal tendicies. This is their way
to get back at Salt Lake City. I wish Salt Lake City could devise a way to get
back at them. I would move to salt lake just to help them howeverthey would
Liberal leaders in SLC disagree with Republicans. In other news, the sky is
Liberal obstructionists please go back to your old news paper to make comments.
This is a nicer place without your negativity. This bill supports all Utahns
not just SLC.
What's so controversial?The State wants to develop an inland
port. So what. Time to mix it up and improve our state.The internet, cell phones, and technology now makes it possible to convene the
Legislature in each county in its turn. We have 29 counties. The
Legislature is only 6 weeks. Each county should host the Legislature in their
respective counties in a 29 year rotation. For too long rural
counties have been left out and left behind due in part to lack of access.Not only will this balance state growth, grow rural jobs, but educate
lawmakers on each counties special gifts and needs.Time to improve
the Legislative process by improving where the process is hosted.
This from a man that rails against the federal government for managing land in
Utah. It doesn't seem to bother him to manage Salt Lake City's land.
Is everything still in need of going through the city's processes? Do
developers still need to pull permits from the city, and comply with existing
city zoning ordinances? Have any of the city's governing functions been
taken away or replaced? Answering these questions would help me decide which
side I am on. If the state is no more than the developer, then I see no harm in
what it is doing. However, since we know that the taxes have been hi-jacked by
the state, it seems clear the state is coming in as more than just the
developer. What would be wrong with the state being no more than the
developer, and leaving the city to keep all its normal government functions?
We've heard the state say this is too large a project for the city. If the
city only did its normal things, like zoning, and permitting and collecting
taxes, how would this be too large for the city?
And SLC gets spanked once again.
The governor signed the prison move bill, which foots the bill to build the
infrastructure that makes this feasible. There was never any doubt that he would
sign this too.I'm ready to start voting for anyone who is not
incumbent in Utah, no matter what the party.
The Affordable Care Act, which I supported, was signed knowing it would improve
through the years. That is what every bill should do: improve over time.
Nothing wrong with signing something and saying, "We want to improve this
over the long term." Got to start somewhere. A co-worked once asked Mr.
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JP Morgan, why they should go with his idea, and not
theirs, and his reply, "Because I have more money in my bank account than
you." And therefore, the state of Utah has more sway than the city of Salt
@christoph;"Judges are not elected, they will not decide this. The
people voted. Talk to your legislator. They vote for you."Riiight. You know weed is still illegal in Utah -right?
People who have read the details of this new law are abhorred by the
State's power grab. This is not a partisan issue and the many partisan
comments posted demonstrates an unfamiliarity with the provisions of the law..
Self- goverance, local representation, limited government, and free market are
all conservative values which this law flaunts. If you think the authority
area is "empty" you have not read the bill . The land grab is so large
it takes in whole neighborhoods, existing businesses, the Salt Lake Community
College Westponte campus, recreational areas, and even a daycare.. The
people living in the area have no meaningful say in this huge project and are
standing up for their communities but also for any other community which could
be the next target of state developers.
Inland port is nothing more than Prison move 2.0.
"Utah governor signs controversial inland port bill, plans special session
to make fixes"It sounds like the "FIX" is already in and
the boys are just deciding who gets to profit from what and how much they make.
Sound like an excellent economic benefit for the salt lake area. I'm
sure thousands of good paying jobs will be crated. I don't see
any reason why some would fight this inland port? Besides nothing is there now.
Judges are not elected, they will not decide this. The people voted. Talk to
your legislator. They vote for you.
Yes, who is shocked that the leftists hate economic growth and activity?
It's abundantly clear that those on the left will never, ever be happy
until there's only a few people left, scratching out a caveman life
existence inside a cave, living miserable, unhappy lives.That's
the left's goal for all of us, naturally. Except them--they don't
expect to live the misery they want for us.
Who owns the land? I know where the land is but who owns it?
Congratulations to all of us! Making Utah an inland port will create blue collar
jobs, reduce shipping costs, and continue putting Utah on the map as a hub of
business and industry.The city government is upset at losing revenue
from a project it never started, on land it has never used. Only residents of
the city of SLC could conceivably empathize with the complaints; and only out of
greed for tax revenue it never created.Thanks are owed to the
legislature and Gov Herbert for clearing the way for more prosperity to all
Utahns. Great job!
As others have said in response to articles on this: If the mayor and leaders
of Salt Lake City are so upset and against this, it must have some serious
I'm shocked! Shocked, I tell ya.Let the lawsuits begin.