He will come after anyone who opposes him on this just like he did the Utah High
School Athletic Association over not getting his way with the charter school
issue. Can you say abuse of power! Please get this man out of office.
I have a question.Could this inland port project be the companion to
the Oakland California coal port that our political leaders invested $54,000,000
of Utah taxpayer money?This same project that was OKed by the courts
over the objections of local towns and residents of Oakland?Could
the Salt Lake Valley now be the opposite end or the staging point for Utah
coal trains?Any one have any answers for me other than silence?
There are no conflicts of interest in Utah politics. Other states might have
conflicts, and even the possibility of corruption. But our Utah politicians
come from a better culture. They are righteous, and can resist the temptations
of office.We the people need to stop our murmuring, and follow our
It's time to fire up the old Utah Political Bulldozer (UPB) again. It
doesn't get much rest. And Hughes knows how to drive the thing.The Bulldozer was used when the people didn't want to move the prison out
of Draper.The old UPB was used again to scatter the city's
homeless all over the county (and even into Provo Canyon. Why? Because the
property in the Rio Grande District is more valuable now.Then, they
fired up the Bulldozer to put the prison in the swamp by the airport, though
they insured cost overruns as a result.That's a lot of
developer bull-dozer.And it looks like they are going to need it
As long as Greg Hughes, who appointed himself to the job, is running this show
it will be perceived as a horrendous conflict of interest situation.While the port itself may have merit, its appearance as a being a self-serving
boondoggle for a prominent politician needing a new job on the public payroll
will taint it forever. As long as Hughes is involved.If Hughes has
any integrity, he will resign from his self-appointment and appoint someone
else. Surely there are other people who can do this job besides him. Or have
we found theone truly indispensable man?
Hum, maybe a state that is 700 miles from an ocean isn't intended to have a
port. Maybe better leave that up to costal states.
Conflict of interest: a situation in which a person is in a position to derive
personal benefit from actions or decisions made in their official capacity.If Mr Hughes doesn't know this by now - something is terribly
What a fine job our legislators did with this project. They must be trying to
give our national congress a run for their money on being ineffective. It would
seem pretty simple to write up a set of regulations that clearly delineate what
a conflict of interest is. Conflict of interest I suppose could be a bit
challenging to define, but like pornography, we all know it when we see it. The
smell test is very effective for the average citizen, but I guess the smellers
on our legislators are broken.
This is what happens when Hughes is involved. Her needs to step down. His
connections alone make this a very shady project.
Greg Hughes is literally trying to drive the people of Utah crazy at this point.
He knows he soon won't need the voice of the people behind him, so
he's just trying to shove all his power in our faces as much as
possible.He's addicted to the limelight.Too bad
there's nobody to stop him.
Conflicts of interest are not hard, Hughes. If there's a possibility of a
conflict, you open up and tell people about it. Easy. It doesn't have to
even be a real conflict, just a perceived conflict is sufficient. What might
anyone come back and get upset at you about later? Write it down, and submit it.
The biggest difference is whether those conflicts are disqualifying conflicts
that would actually make you not able to serve on the board. But disclosing them
shows good faith, so even if you get disqualified later, you can say you were
honest and let everyone know up front. If you think there might be one, there is
Let' see the conflict of interest forms. A little sunlight is a good thing.