Media Advisory -Weber County considering making county commissioners part-time

Media Advisory
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2017

Contact:
                                 Aundrea Peterson
Majority Director of Communications
801-791-3365 | aundreapeterson@le.utah.gov

Weber County considering making county commissioners part-time
Elected officials set-forth petition to change local form of government

 Salt Lake City – Local elected officials to discuss a petition to study a new form of government in Weber County. It will include considering making Weber County commissioners part-time and increasing members to adequately represent the growing county.

Weber County has 250,000 citizens that are represented at the state level by 10 representatives and senators, locally by 76 city or town council members and 15 mayors. However, only three commissioners serve the same 250,000 citizens that have vastly diverse situations and challenges.

The purpose of the petition is to examine if a change in the form of government at the county level would be beneficial to Weber County citizens and better align with the increase in population in the area. Voters have the opportunity to decide if this is the correct path at this time.

The proposal to review a possible change in government is founded on the separation of powers and principles of representation with the growth of the county. It is not to condemn current or past commissioners.

Who:  
Rep. Gage Froerer, District 8 (northeastern Weber County)
Senator Ann Millner, District 18
Weber County Commissioner Kerry Gibson
North Ogden Mayor Brent Taylor

What:
Elected officials to discuss a petition to study a change in the form of government in Weber County.

Where:
Comfort Suites
2250 S 1200 W., Ogden, UT 84401

When:
Thursday, October 26, 2017, at noon.

Notes:
The petition was filed with the Weber County Clerk/Auditor’s Office Friday, October 20, 2017: In accordance with to the provisions of Utah Code 17-52-203 the undersigned Petitioners do hereby, “Initiate the process of adopting an optional plan,” for changing the form of Weber County government via petition of, “Registered voters of a county,” and do signal our intent to begin collecting additional signatures via petition for that purpose.

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