January 23, 2007 Need for Conversation and Correspondence
Mark Alvarez, columnists for the Salt Lake Tribune, wrote Sunday, “The greater good calls for more community conversation and correspondence about public policy that serves the common interest.” I couldn’t agree more. With the 07 Legislative Session in full swing it is time to start increasing our communication with each other and to our elected representatives.
Yesterday’s League Policy Committee (LPC) meeting is evidence that we are already in the thick of the session. The LPC agenda was packed full of important issues, and our committee room was even more packed (I’m guessing over 80 city elected officials and staff from across the state). The LPC meeting is also evidence that a number of city officials are committed to participating in this conversation regarding public policy. There are a number of key issues we (ULCT) are tracking closely, for example:
- Food tax, municipal election reform, municipal forms of government, land use issues, and telecommunications, to name a few.
Most of these issues are still in a very fluid state, so it can be difficult to stay up to speed. However, let’s make sure the conversation and correspondence does not break down. Please check Lincoln’s blog frequently, or visit the ULCT page, or you can always call (801-328-1601). The next month should be interesting and we look forward to hearing your input.
You can read Alvarez’s column here.