Herbert: Utah has to take charge of Inland Port Authority

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  • Hank Pym Draper, UT
    May 26, 2018 9:27 a.m.

    re: majmajor on May 24, 2018

    "Question: What does the SLC mayor do? She isn't doing anything for SLC."

    What exactly does Available Jones & the ruling cabal in this state do?

    Besides line their pockets through shady real estate deals, that is?

  • larsdedog Riverton, UT
    May 25, 2018 11:53 p.m.

    yeah cuss hey more pollution in salt lake county is what we all want right. money over lives that's what the state is saying. salt lake is first or second in bad air . this way we will be number one for bad air yeah. no planning for water use or the worsening dry. spell we are in.

  • Thomas Jefferson Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 25, 2018 9:01 a.m.

    Once again republicans prove that 'local control' means what ever level of control that THEY have. If they have control at the city council level than that is where control belongs. County, state, or country...where they have the power is exactly where power should reside.

    Power corrupts.

    Re-elect no one...ever.

    Politics should never be a career for anyone.

  • water rocket Magna, UT
    May 24, 2018 9:32 p.m.

    I totally agree, Utah should take control. This is being developed with state money and connections, and will affect a far greater number of residents than just Salt Lake City.

  • NoNamesAccepted St. George, UT
    May 24, 2018 8:35 p.m.

    The fact is, with the exception of those areas handled by the LDS Church--temple square, city creek mall, conference center, effectively donating land for the symphony, etc--Salt Lake City is a mess and has long been a mess.

    Decades ago it was SLC's over-reach to attack RKBA that lead the legislature to adopt Utah's State Preemption law on firearms. Mayor Anderson doubled the cost of the Legacy Parkway and prolonged traffic woes for tens of thousands of Davis County residents with his lawsuits to delay that road. The Gateway mall and gross incompetence with city parking and parking enforcement, along with bike lanes devastated downtown businesses until the LDS Church invested in the City Creek mall. Gateway, in turn, suffered serious reverses as the SLC Mayor and PD allowed the mentally ill, drug addicts, drug dealers, prostitutes, and johns, to take over the streets and sidewalks in the area. Mayor Becker fired police chief Burbank over mishandling of complaints from female officers. Mayor Biskupski and her Police Chief, Mike Brown grossly mishandled the police abuse of Nurse Wubbels.

    SLC should have zero say over this port. De-annex the land from SLC and be done with it.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    May 24, 2018 5:55 p.m.

    Mayor Jackie Biskupski has been a failure for SLC. Since she has come to office, this paper has story-after-story of people that consistently disagree with her about simple agreements that they may-or-may-not have with her.

    The Speaker of the Utah House (from Draper), has more influence about most SLC issues (new homeless shelters, law enforcement, cleaning up the old shelter...) then the mayor thinks about. She can't agree with UTA about light-rail to the new SLC Airport Terminal agreement. The federal government has more influence on a bankrupt city golf course...

    Question: What does the SLC mayor do? She isn't doing anything for SLC.

  • furymouse Draper, UT
    May 24, 2018 4:49 p.m.

    Seems funny that Herbert is overreaching to make the city do what he wants. Seems familiar but I can't put my finger on it.

  • PP Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 24, 2018 3:38 p.m.

    This is a woman who's first act as mayor was to fire every SLC employee who didn't agree with her politically and socially. Even Rocky Anderson made deals with people he didn't agree with if it was a benefit to the city. And this inland port has tremendous potential to be a benefit to the city and all of Utah, but SLC should not be the controlling body. This is a Utah wide project and SLC only makes up 250,000 of the 3 million people in Utah. The mayor seems willing to kill the entire deal and hurt both SLC and Utah if she doesn't get her way. But then again, that's who she always has been.

  • AC_68 Provo, UT
    May 24, 2018 2:09 p.m.

    Mayor Biskupski doesn't speak the Governor's English. Seems a pity for Salt Lake City.