Dear SLCO GOP'ers,
January was a busy month as we headed into Legislative Session 2019. Some of the updates from the past month and highlights moving forward include:
Legislative Session 2019
We are week 1 into Legislative Session 2019 that runs through March 14. Our local legislators have several bills that we will highlight throughout the session.
For those who attended ACCT (Association of Community Councils Together) training session on January 19th, we say "Thank you"
I have been told that was the best ACCT training meeting they have ever had. The panel of experts presented and answered questions regarding Representative Coleman's HB31, Representative Stratton's HJR1 and Senator Okerlunds SB17.
As you recall, last Legislative Session (2018) Representatives Coleman, Stratton and Noel introduced bills and initiated dialog surrounding these important issues. The bills address transparency, fair treatment of residents living outside a servicing municipality, possible over-reach of a municipality against those who have no voice at the voting both, representation, due process and much more. Our Representative Ivory has also been a hawk on these issues.
Our invite and reminder for Senator Fillmore, Representatives Susan Pulsipher and Kim Coleman's January 19 Town hall was well received. Many of you attended and our Legislators thank you.
Stewardship for Public Lands
Representative Ivory is doing a great job representing the interests of Salt Lake County with his seat on the Stewardship for Public Lands Commission. The Commission is taking an active role in creating local management plans for Bears Ears, Grand Staircase, Emery County and our Central Wasatch Canyons. As you might know, our Cottonwood Canyons host as many guests each year as the states Mighty Five National Parks combined (nearly 5 million guests). We look forward to his contribution and expertise in this important area that includes watershed, commercial skiing, backcountry skiing, outdoor recreation, healthy forests and more. Recent documents can be found by clicking the below link.
Lincoln Day Dinner
Mark your calendars for March 4, 2019 and don't miss our SLCO GOP Lincoln Day Dinner. This is a great opportunity to bring your spouse, your friend, your significant other and come mix and mingle with our elected officials and supporters. More details to come.
Thank you for your support, your involvement and your participation as we continue to make our County a great place to live, recreate and do business!
SLCO GOP Chairman