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Tribune editorial: Not in my back yard? Then Utah’s growth problems will show up at the front door

Tribune editorial: Not in my back yard? Then Utah’s growth problems will show up at the front door
August 15, 2018

After years of fits and starts over development of the old Cottonwood Mall site, the Holladay City Council voted last week to reject a petition to put the latest development plan to a vote, and then went ahead and scheduled the vote anyway. The council maintains it has the authority to approve the development without putting it…

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Letter: If ‘the people’ want to control the Cottonwood Mall site, they should buy it

Letter: If ‘the people’ want to control the Cottonwood Mall site, they should buy it
August 10, 2018

Whenever “the voice of the people” is given as the imperative for elected officials to act in a prescribed way, I’m troubled. Doesn’t a lynch mob represent “the voice of the people”? Also, are you sure 97 self-selected, angry people at a public hearing offer a true reflection of an entire community? Finally, when it…

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The Utah League of Cities and Towns: We applaud Holladay’s elected officials

The Utah League of Cities and Towns: We applaud Holladay’s elected officials
August 7, 2018

The Utah League of Cities and Towns has followed with interest the Cottonwood Mall redevelopment project approval and subsequent challenge by petitioners. We applaud Holladay’s elected officials for following state law and local ordinance through this contentious matter. Holladay, like many of Utah’s cities and towns, is in the challenging position of responding to and…

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Holladay rejects voter petition on former Cottonwood Mall site but schedules special election just in case

Holladay rejects voter petition on former Cottonwood Mall site but schedules special election just in case
August 6, 2018

In moves Holladay officials hoped would resolve community conflict over the former Cottonwood Mall site, city leaders have voted to schedule a special election for November. At the same time, the city has notified a community group that its 8,000-signature petition seeking a vote on the issue is ineligible for a spot on the ballot….

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Holladay officials: Petition to block old Cottonwood Mall development doesn’t qualify for ballot

Holladay officials: Petition to block old Cottonwood Mall development doesn’t qualify for ballot
August 3, 2018

HOLLADAY — Holladay city officials say the citizen petition for a referendum that would put the controversial Cottonwood Mall development project up for a vote did not qualify for the ballot. But city officials have also decided to schedule a special election for the issue, just in case the eligibility of the referendum is challenged….

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Salt Lake Tribune: Higher density may help Utah’s housing crisis — but it’s a solution many don’t want near them

Salt Lake Tribune: Higher density may help Utah’s housing crisis — but it’s a solution many don’t want near them
July 15, 2018

Standing in wide open farmlands by his home outside Herriman, Justin Swain hardly seems ready to talk about housing density. Yet his story of battling development to protect a way of life is like so many resonating in Utah. When Swain chose two years ago to build in Herriman’s semi-rural Creek Ridge neighborhood, the Utah…

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Salt Lake Tribune: Letter: Holladay needs more housing

Salt Lake Tribune: Letter: Holladay needs more housing
July 12, 2018

Utah is growing, and all of us should be more than thrilled with that. In fact, over the past 10 years, Utah was the fastest-growing state in the nation. The problem? We have too many heads and not enough beds. So it’s no secret that we need smart development in Utah. Especially if we want…

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