Last week, Cache County Executive David Zook spoke on KVNU’s For the People program about his experience working with lawmakers and their accessibility to residents. He praised the way elected officials in Utah are responsive to the people and close to their constituents.
Zook also discussed a recent economic study that was commissioned by the Cache County Water District and other organizations. The study found that agriculture is still a major part of the local economy and that water is crucial for its success. This study applies not just to Cache Valley, but also to the Bear River region, which is a larger area.
In addition to this study, Zook also talked about some of the bills he is keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One of these bills is Representative Dan Johnson’s proposal for a new American Welcome Center, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another bill he mentioned is Little Lambs’ request for $3 million for a new facility in their community, which would be a great amenity for residents.
Transportation bills are also high on their priority list, including money for work on the South Valley corridor, an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, and funding for the West Cache corridor.