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Utah Elected Officials: Accessible, Open and Committed to the People’s Voice

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Feb 13, 2024
Zook Study Demonstrates Agriculture’s Continued Importance in Local Economy – Cache Valley Daily

During the County Hour on KVNU’s For the People program, Cache County Executive David Zook expressed his admiration for the accessibility and openness of Utah’s elected officials. “They do a great job and they’re very open,” he said. “Throughout Utah, that’s one of the things I love about the way our elected officials operate. They’re very accessible to the people.”

Zook also discussed a recent economic study commissioned by the Cache County Water District and other organizations, which revealed that agriculture remains a significant part of the local economy, with water being a crucial factor in its success. “This is not just about Cache Valley,” he said. “It isn’t just talking about water or the Bear River’s impact on Cache Valley, but the Bear River region, which is a little bit larger area.”

In addition to keeping an eye on this economic study, Zook also mentioned several other bills he is monitoring during this legislative session. One of these bills is Representative Dan Johnson’s proposal for a new American Welcome Center in Cache Valley, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another bill Johnson is working on is for Little Lambs to receive $3 million for a new facility in their community.

Zook also mentioned several transportation bills that are high on their priority list, including money to work on the South Valley corridor and an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, as well as funding for improvements in the West Cache corridor.

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