H.B. 218: Municipal Disincorporation and Powder Mountain

(cross-posted to Utah Legislature Watch)Powder Mountain residents are up in arms. As well they should be. A developer has created and incorporated “Powderville” without surrounding resident’s input, resulting in a lawsuit that has reached the Utah Supreme Court. Established residents and legislators are speaking out and taking action.House Legislative District 8 Representative Gage Froerer will … Continue reading H.B. 218: Municipal Disincorporation and Powder Mountain

Foreign Nuclear Waste: House members now being touted as “anti-American jobs”

Never mind the fact that nuclear waste poses a serious health threat to everyone and everything on our planet. If the U.S. does not accept the 20,000 tons of N-waste to Tennessee wtih 1600 of it coming to Utah, the entire economy will be undermined. So says Energy Solutions and its advocates in the U.S. … Continue reading Foreign Nuclear Waste: House members now being touted as “anti-American jobs”

On The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

This came across my email desk from the group Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of families of victims in the World Trade Center Bombings on September 11, 2001, that formed just after that horrific tragedy to turn their grief into action.  Here is there message today on teh 7th anniversary of that incident:September 11, 2008 Dear … Continue reading On The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

The Voucher saga

The Utah Supreme court recently determined that an amendment to the voucher bill was not enough to stand alone as the law which would dictate that Utah schools distribute tax-supported vouchers to parents to want to send their children to private schools.  In other words, the people will determine that in a vote in November.I … Continue reading The Voucher saga

Next time somone callse me a Hippie….

….I’m going to say, “Damn right!” and hand them this article: In his piece, The Hippies Were Right, Mark Morford explains how the ’60’s counterculture values laid the groundwork for much of the “to-do” nowadays over our planet: There is but one conclusion you can draw from the astonishing (albeit fitful, bittersweet) pro-environment sea change … Continue reading Next time somone callse me a Hippie….

Sugarhouse, continued

 I have been posting about the demise of Sugarhouse's Granite Block.  Today's Deseret news continues reporting about this saga in its post, Redevelopment worries Sugar House:  Residents ask City Council to save area's eclectic feelCouncilman Sorensen is an advocate for saving the businesses and look and feel of that block, I'm not sure how that … Continue reading Sugarhouse, continued

(Heel of Hand to Head)It’ Not Community, Stupid – It’s All About the Money! (Sugarhouse, cont’d)

Owner/Developer Craig Meachum is evicting local merchant tenants from their building in a matter of months.  Meachum owns the building outright, yet claims it's "his turn" since he supposedly has given these businesses "a break" (see article below).  His "turn" for what?  He not only owns that block, he also owns high rise buildings east … Continue reading (Heel of Hand to Head)It’ Not Community, Stupid – It’s All About the Money! (Sugarhouse, cont’d)

The Eviction of Sugarhouse Shops – Support the “Buy-cot”

They knew it was coming. About a month ago the Craig Mecham of Mecham Management, owner of a building that houses the heart of Sugharhouse businesses, dropped off eviction notices to those businesses and then left town for two weeks. The area is being redevloped to allow for chain stores to barge their way in … Continue reading The Eviction of Sugarhouse Shops – Support the “Buy-cot”