During the County Hour on KVNU’s For the People program, Cache County Executive David Zook shared his thoughts on how approachable legislators are because they make decisions that could affect local residents. “They’re doing a great job, they’re very open.” Across Utah, elected officials are known for being accessible to people, and there are several reasons why this is the case.
One major economic study recently released by the Cache County Water District and other organizations showed that agriculture remains a significant part of the local economy and cannot exist without water. The study emphasized that it’s not just about Cache Valley or the impact of the Bear River on the area; it’s about the Bear River region as a whole. Zook also noted that there is a lot of economic activity happening in Cache Valley.
Zook also discussed some legislation he was keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One priority at the county level was Representative Dan Johnson’s work on two projects: an American Welcome Center for $7 million to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there, and Little Lambs getting $3 million for a new facility in their community. Transportation bills were also high on their priority list, including funding for work on the South Valley corridor, east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, and development in the West Cache corridor.