Dear Fellow Grand County Residents,
As we approach the Thanksgiving and holiday season, I hope you are all safe and have carved out some time to relax and enjoy the things/people that you love.
There will be several County Commission meetings this week,
I have three main updates:
Transportation Survey. The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) and local stakeholders, including Grand County, San Juan County, the City of Moab, and the Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA), have put out a community survey that’s open now through Nov. 17. The stakeholder group’s work will result in a regional plan that anticipates future growth and transportation needs, boosts economic development opportunities, and enhances the quality of life for residents.
- Please take the survey here: www.moabspanishvalleyrtp.org and please share this information far and wide with anyone you feel will be interested in making their views about transportation issues known. Just one caveat – the survey references the notorious bypass with the poorly conceived options mentioned in the joint meeting with City Council recently. Please know that those options are not even on the table.
November 4th Commission Meeting Review and Update. For this I refer you to MADAR (Moab’s Almost Daily Report). It is quite thorough and accurate and gives a good summary of votes taken along with discussions. Here is the link: https://madar.canyon23.net/category/meeting-reports/
Changes. Finally, Steve (my husband) and I recently received some terrific news. We have an opportunity which will begin early next year and will take us out of the country to Japan for a year. As such, it will be necessary to relinquish my position/seat on the County Commission effective sometime in early January (details to be worked out). It’s been a six-year run of varying experiences ranging from frustration and disenchantment to contentment and proud feelings of accomplishment. I’ve treasured the time I’ve been able to work as a team with the current commission and serve this incredibly diverse, creative, and passionate community. The process to replace is still being worked through but I’ll keep you posted. And I’ll still be around for a month or two so keep sharing your thoughts, comments and opinions :)
Jaylyn Hawks, Grand County Commission, District 3