ArchiveFebruary 2015

Is Summit County’s Chris Robinson Playing Chess While the Rest of Us Are Playing Checkers with Mountain Accord?

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During Wednesday’s Summit County Council meeting, council members Chris Robinson and Claudia McMullin were having a heated debate over whether there should be a connection between the Cottonwood Canyons and Park City as part of Mountain Accord. McMullin argued there was “no way in hell” that it should be allowed while Robinson asked something to the effect of “isn’t...

Update on Park City School District Master Planning Committee

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The Park City School District Master Planning Committee met on Thursday. The topics they discussed included: They received two responses for their request for a planning company to assist with the New Treasure Mountain School. They felt they received a limited response because of tight deadlines and the need to be licensed in Utah. The companies who applied were VCBO and IBI. Both are...

Is the Utah State Legislature Unaware of How Much They Are Spending on Mountain Accord?

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During Wednesday’s Summit County Council meeting, council member Dave Ure said he would be surprised if more than a handful of Utah State Legislators knew what was being spent by them on the Mountain Accord. Mr. Ure, having been in the Legislature, probably knows better than most what is being paid attention to. It also appears that an appropriation measure of $5 million for Mountain Accord...

How Summit County Council Members Feel About Mountain Accord

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We are going to make an attempt to describe where we believe each of our Summit County Council Members stands on Mountain Accord. While we understand opinions are nuanced and we’re sure we won’t get it spot on, here is what we gleaned from watching the members debate the issue on Wednesday. Kim Carson (Council Chairperson): It appears Ms. Carson learned a lot about Mountain Accord...

Save Our Canyons Take on the Mountain Accord Thus Far

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A Friend of the Park Rag sent us a link to a post by Carl Fisher of Save Our Canyons, regarding Mountain Accord. Save Our Canyons is an outspoken group on many things, including development in the Wasatch. Their post highlights their thought process on the matter and asks for input from the public We’ve reproduced their post here, because their website is down. MOUNTAIN ACCORD UPDATE;...

Summit County Council Meeting on Mountain Accord

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We live blogged the Summit County Council Meeting on Mountain Accord. You should get a good feel for how various members of your County Council feel about the topic. Please forgive any spelling mistakes. The meeting moved pretty quickly. In some cases below you’ll see just the first names of council members. For clarity, Roger is Roger Armstrong, Kim is Kim Carson, Dave is Dave Ure, Chris...

Rail up Parley’s? Maybe we were too cynical.

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We received an email from a Friend of the Park Rag regarding our earlier article on a rail up Parley’s Canyon. We had said that County Council Member Chris Robinson’s explanation of the route being owned by the federal government, and the fact that it wasn’t at capacity, made sense why we shouldn’t expect light rail from the airport to Park City. Our Friend replied: If...

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