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Park City E Bike Share is First in the United States

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Park City is first in the United States to have a 100 percent electric bike program.  It kicked off Wednesday with a Golden Spoke Event at the McPolin Barn on Highway 224. 

Carolyn Murray rode along for this story:

The leaders of the Park City Chamber/Bureau say they weren't surprised by the news from Summit County Council, who gave notice they want to reallocate the distribution contract for Transient-Room Tax monies. Chamber/Bureau Director Bill Malone and Board President Chris Eggleton say they will sit down with the county in the coming year to find out just what they want. Rick Brough has more.

At the launch of the new Electric Express last month, Park City and Summit County officials urged those in attendance to "ride the bus." So KPCW's Leslie Thatcher decided to ask them - if they ride the bus. Here's her report. 

The Summit County Council hasn't decided what to propose for a possible rate increase in your property taxes. But Council member Doug Clyde says they do know it's a problem that's been building for years. He says the county's reserves are at zero and that's not acceptable. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council on Wednesday gave notice that they want to renegotiate their contract with the Park City Chamber/Bureau on the distribution of Transient Room Tax (TRT) funds. Under a long-time agreement, 90 percent of the TRT revenues have gone to the Chamber/Bureau. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Sustainability Department

Last week, members of the Summit County Council met to discuss ways to be more sustainable in Park City. We interviews Council Member Kim Carson on her thoughts after the meeting. Rick Brough has more.

Park City Council member Andy Beerman is responding to some of the criticism of the Mountain Accord process which came after the Summit County Council decided, in a split vote, to continue funding for the Accord. Rick Brough has more.

Rick Bowmer / AP

The Summit County Council was unanimous Wednesday in approving a resolution endorsing federal public lands and recognizing their value to Summit County and Utah's economy, recreation, heritage, and quality of life. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council discussed Wednesday whether to continue with the next step in the Mountain Accord process. They said yes, but in a split 3-2 vote. The Accord has been succeeded by the Central Wasatch Commission made up of four entities in the Salt Lake Valley. Council Members Chris Robinson, Kim Carson, and Glenn Wright voted to continue with $100,000 in funding they had pledged to the Accord. The dissenters, Roger Armstrong and Doug Clyde, asked what the county is getting out of a process that's being run by interests in the Salt Lake Valley. Rick Brough has more.

D Ramey Logan

The developers behind the Canyons Amended Master Plan have revised their concept for the Lower Village, the adjoining parking, and housing for employees. That prompted a joint meeting in Wednesday between the Snyderville Planning Commission and Summit County Council. Rick Brough has more.

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