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Jenny Wilson on Environment

 

 


Build bikeways instead of just freeways

[Citing a Twitter posting from Alta Planning + Design]: "The entire 220-mile recommended bikeway network for Salt Lake City could be built for the same amount of money as widening 1.3 miles of freeway."

Jenny Wilson for Senate Facebook response: "Indeed it could. On the Salt Lake County Council, I've been working on active transportation and serve on the regional active transportation committee."

Source: Facebook posting on 2018 Utah Senate race , Feb 6, 2018

Why are our parks and canyons receiving so little?

Q: What are the issues you think are important to Utah that aren't currently being championed by our reps in the Senate?

A: Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee focus on the "role of the Federal government" to the detriment of allowing the Federal government to actually SERVE Utah's citizens. Meanwhile, state and local government is left to pick up the pieces. One example is that the forest service has no funds to apply to trail maintenance and our Wasatch Canyons are overrun. I appropriated $300,000 in County funds a few months ago to build a bathroom up Cottonwood Canyon on Forest Service land. Why are our parks and canyons receiving so little?

Another example is how little the Federal government compensates rural Utah for its ownership of Federal Land. For example, Garfield County is the size of Connecticut & most of its land is not taxable, yet the Federal government only provides around $850,000 annually to support that County. That's not enough to run basic government services for those residents.

Source: RanttNews on 2018 Utah Senate race , Aug 10, 2017

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