Derek Miller: Utah's growth requires smart policy

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  • Flipphone , 00
    Jan. 29, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    Here is the future, Both Northern and Southern Utah will continue to add population, Mass housing will be the norm. free ways and light and commutator rail will be added, Northern Utah population will expand north, east west, south and south west. Some day life in the suburbs of Salt lake area will extend 150 miles. radius. And the Utah Jazz and hopefully other professional sport teams won't be playing in the leagues smallest market.

    In other words, its going to be a crowded mess.

  • SMcloud Sandy, UT
    Jan. 28, 2019 5:51 p.m.

    I support dense housing in our urban core and around transit stops. Every person who ends up using trax to commute is one less car on the road and cleaner air.

    Utah should have the most strict car policies in the USA, but we have a long way to go.

    We need a 30 year plan to reduce driving and increase alternative means of transportation -- whether that means more buses, electric cars, incentives for people to work from home and more trax lines.

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Jan. 27, 2019 11:20 a.m.

    "Smart policy" in the eyes of Utah's leaders is whatever will keep the cash flowing their way.

    --Nothing will be done about air quality ("restrain woodburning stoves?" honestly?)

    --There will be no limits on development.

    --Our children's schools will continue to be starved, crowded, and mediocre.

    Why? Because the politically powerful folks in Utah want it that way. Any changes would negatively affect their fat wallets.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Jan. 27, 2019 9:47 a.m.

    "The Salt Lake Chamber remains supportive of updating our tax code to broaden the base and lower the rate. "

    This is double speak for placing more taxes on the middle class. Taxes on haircuts, car repair labor, lawn services, home repair services, etc. While lowering the rate for businesses and business owners personal taxes. The SLC Chamber of Commerce is not the friends of average citizens.

  • stevo123 Driggs, ID
    Jan. 27, 2019 8:28 a.m.

    I fully support mass transit, it will be the best way to move people in the future. However, when I see a UTA train, I shudder.