UPDATES at end of post
Some interesting comments were posted on the Utah Wingmen for Property Tax Reforum site relating to HB 466:
I find it very "interesting" if not coincidental that the Senator who sponsored HB 466, which makes it easier for a developer to incorporate an area into a Town. And then lets the developers pick who will be on the town council and planning commission once a new town has been formed, was sponsored by Senator Sheldon Killpack (R) Dist 21 (Davis County). And guess who was the single highest non political contributor to his campaign? ANSWER: The Utah Realtor's Association.
Join the Machman in making all our citizens aware of this nefarious realtor/developer influence on our communities."
They (Realtor Assoc.) may be for private property rights, but they sure as hell are not for environmental controls, air quality, or organized and planned communities or the stability of a community. No they are for profits and fast bucks at the expense of other's property rights, air quality, water quality, and community stability. MM
Speaking of State Senator's, let's not forget that State Senator Lyle Hillyard is a representative of Powder Mountain and also a State Senator who supported HB 466. He is also a Cache Valley resident with a "love for Cache Valley."
It's no wonder he would support this unfettered fiasco on the other side of the mountain, since it will not affect the Valley he loves and will surely equate to a big pay day for him.
Click here for more about HB 466 , including audio debates from the Senate Floor.
To read Cache Valley's KVNU For the People, click here.
Lastly, it appears Powder Mountain strategically filed the petition ahead of the Monday opening of the General Legislative session, since Senator Stowell is planning legislation to change HB 466. Be sure to read the comments at the end of Senator Stowell's post.
UPDATE: 1-21-08 10:30 AM
A must read from the Voice of Deseret Blog site, which includes a fantastic collection of Powder Mountain literary fodder.
And don't miss a post and comments from our friends and neighbors at the Weber County
And we finish up with more arrogance from Powder Mountain's Mark Arnold in the Logan Herald Journal.