2022 Session Town Hall, Donations Welcome, Progress on new West Side Park
The 2022 Legislative Session is coming up!

The 2022 Legislative session is just over 2 weeks away.

I would like to have your input on issues important to you before and during the session. If you have input you want to give, or want to stay caught up on what the big issues are legislatively, here are a few good chances.
I will be teaming up with Representative Melissa Ballard and Senator Todd Weiler (as usual) to host our pre-legislative Town hall. You are welcome to come meet with us.

Date: Tuesday, Jan 11th.
Time: 7:30-9:00 P.M.
Location: Downstairs Conference Room at Bountiful City Hall (795 South Main, Bountiful).

We will review what we see as the big issues facing the state, share what we are working on, and hear your questions and concerns.
Hope to see you there!

Of note: That same evening at 7:00 PM in the main council chambers upstairs will be the first city council meeting and swearing in of our new Mayor Kendalyn Harris and new City Council members Cecilee-Price Huish and Jesse Bell. So you can get a 2-for-1 at City Hall that night if you want to be there for both some local and some state politics.
Online
Saturday Morning
Chats

We (Me, Rep. Ballard and Sen. Weiler) will be hosting online Saturday Morning Chats during the legislative session.

Where: We will be live streaming from the South Davis Community Facebook Group.

Dates: Every Saturday during the session except President's Day weekend, so:
Sat Jan 22: Yes
Sat Jan 29: Yes
Sat Feb 5th: Yes
Sat Feb 12th: Yes
Sat Feb 19th: No - (It's Presidents day weekend -- time to take a short break from politics)
Sat Feb 26th: Yes - Last week of session!

Time: 9:00 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.

We will take questions from the Facebook comments during the stream.
Or just hit reply:

And, as always, your most direct route to feedback if you have something on your mind is to hit reply to this email and let me know what you are hoping the legislature will do (or not do) during the 2022 session.
Some bills I will be running this session

  • A bill to improve process at the Office of State Debt Collection. (So a person who owes money to the state office can see how much they owe and how much they have already paid on the debt.)

  • A bill to allow some prescriptions to be dispensed directly from doctor's offices. (So for cheap short-term medicines it could save a trip to the pharmacy.)

  • A bill to slowly bring electric vehicle registration fees in line with the gas tax. (So we still have enough money to fund road maintenance.)

  • A bill for a grant program for our domestic violence shelters. (Our shelters have lost some funding as federal policies have changed and we need to keep these vital safety nets functioning.)
Please Donate

2022 is an election year. The election starts the first week of January and will go throughout the year clear until November.

Getting to serve in the legislature is a great privilege and I have enjoyed my service there so far. One of the things that I find most rewarding is getting a donation from a constituent with a small note letting me know that they were watching what I did and wanting to be supportive.

If you are willing to make a donation to my campaign, I would be most appreciative.

Great progress towards the new Bountiful city park at the Washington Elementary School Park site

At the most recent Bountiful City Council meetings, some good steps were taken towards moving forward with the new city park on the old Washington Elementary School site. Below is a graphic of the most recent plan for amenities at the park (and a more updated version with some additional small tweaks/improvements may be reviewed by the city council in January.)
The main amenities at the park will be two regulation lacrosse fields (for use by the local high school lacrosse teams) and a third smaller practice field, as well as a new skatepark, some pavilions for gatherings, new pickleball courts, a children's playground, and a walking path around the edge.
The cost to implement the master plan for the park that the city adopted is more than the budget of money available from the bond that passed, so it will likely take some additional planning and phased construction before all of this can be put in place. The first phase with actual costs and bids to get started over this summer will be coming into focus over the next couple of months.

But, whether all at once or in a couple of phases, I think this is going to be a great park for Bountiful (and all of south Davis County) and I am looking forward to watching it go in and then going down to enjoy the park when it is ready.