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.
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.
"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.
"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.
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.