The Summit County Council and Park City Council, covening Thursday after a series of meetings this week, heard from their consultant about the growth explosion project to come by the middle of the century - a prospect he calls "Provo in the mountains". In the midst of that, consultant Charles Buki outlined some problems he sees in the Mountain Accord planning process, after his discussions with city and council officials. Rick Brough has more.
The Mountain Accord process - which aims to guide the management of and preserve the Central Wasatch has made a substantial outreach to the public, and finds the engagement is informed, passionate, and participatory. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Park City Municipal and Summit County officials will compile data this week collected by those who attended Monday's Mountain Accord meeting, to flush out what the public added to the process of what County Manager Bob Jasper calls, "saving the Wasatch from being 'loved to death'." Rick Brough has more.
A group of experts laid out plans for the Mountain Accord process - still in the draft phase - before a packed room of curious onlookers Monday evening. They address how this group will address the management of population pressures along the mountains, canyons and valleys of the central Wasatch. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
The Mountain Accord process is ready to launch into the next phase of merging priorities for the Central Wasatch by overlaying the separate interests of the groups representing recreation, the economy, transportation and the environment. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Members of the Summit County Council are concerned about what's happening in the Mountain Accord process.
Talking to his colleagues Wednesday, Council Member Roger Armstrong spurred comments. He said that with time running out, the Accord discussions on transportation aren't getting down to brass tacks. More troubling, he said, Summit County is being treated as an afterthought, and it feels like the tenor of the meetings is tilting against a possible light rail up Parley's Canyon - but in favor of a rail up SAlt Lake's Cottonwood Canyon. Rick Brough has more.
It's all about mountains and trees on this episode of KPCW's This Green Earth. Chris and guest host Lynn Ware Peek kicked off the show with a conversation with Ann Ober of Park City Municipal about the latest round of meetings held by Mountain Accord, a group evaluating the impacts which population and economic growth will have on the Central Wasatch Mountains. Chris and Lynn then spoke with Darren McAvoy and Jason Barto about the 13th Annual Timber Tour happening this Saturday (August 30).