It is indeed good to see that the City Council has formed a group to study this issue.
Logan City currently selects their Municipal Council members without regard to the area or district in which they live.
This means that to run for the Logan Municipal Council you need to be fairly well off. It costs roughly $5,000 to run a city wide campaign. This could explain why historically less than 10% of all Council Seats have come from the west side.
If the city is truly interested in Equal Representation we feel this is an issue that needs to be addressed.
See the different plans as well as a video of the meeting at LoganCity.org.
As uninvolved bystanders attending a meeting on this subject for the first time we found it very interesting as to the apparent animosity from someone called "George" and the way he kept wanting to challenge the city attorney to a Court Battle.
He then went on to challenge the city Finance Director on how the books are kept. Logan City's Director of Finance is a C.P.A. and there are certan rules a public entity must follow as to how the books are kept. And, as a C.P.A., he will not risk loosing his license by playing the kinds of creative bookkeeping that "George" seemed to advocate.
The City Attorney eventually did say that "Yes, this will have to be litigated."
Watch the video above on the city link.
Why so much animosity from "George?" Why is he looking for a fight? Does he stand to benefit financially in this matter?
We'll keep watching but to the average layman looking at this issue from the outside, it would be quite clear that the City's Proposal has the most merit.
We have been asking the question of why the push for some time. There is a group pushing for a new library at taxpayer expense regardless of the continually mounting costs or warnings on the Horizon.
In council meetings the figure of 600 Library visitors a day keeps coming up and we kept asking for the source of this figure. We finally have the answer and we see why nobody would cite the source. It's our own "Logan Library Trends" report where everyone omits the facts about a steady decline since 2010.
In fact, there is a good example just to the South. Ask Hyrum City residents how they enjoy the extra tax burden for their new library.
Folks, we could keep going but we need to again ask, Why this Push when the facts are so clear?
For what they intend to spend on a new library, city officials could purchase Laptops for Every Citizen in Cache County along with 5 years of High Speed Internet, and still have money left over.
We now know why this issue will never be put on a ballot.
Given a choice, which do you think citizens will want, option A just above or option B, a tax increase?
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