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Summit County Manager Comments On Park City's Arts District Plans, UAC Convention

Summit County

The Summit County Council had a lot of meetings on their schedule over the past week.

During his regular visit with KPCW, County Manager Tom Fisher brought us the latest about discussions with Park City on their Arts and Culture District; and about the recent convention of the Utah Association of Counties.    

As we’ve reported, during Monday’s quarterly meeting with the county, Park City and Park City School District,, Tom Fisher said the county had expressed concerns about a transit hub in the Arts and Culture location.    Park City Council members said that was news to them.

Asked about the discussion, Fisher told KPCW he’s not sure he is for or against the transit hub.    He said they want to focus on other items, like Bus Rapid Transit.      

”How does that link to BRT?   How does that work with, which we’re already working on the 224 corridor, as well as the city was going through their process of working with UDOT on a future way of redesigning 248.    We collectively, both Park City and the county, need to understand how all of that is gonna work together to serve transit and to serve our transit customers in the future.   And I think we really haven’t had that broader discussion yet, between the county and the city.   And I think that’s probably some of the things you’re hearing being expressed there.”

On a different topic, Fisher and other county officials attended the UAC convention in St. George last week.   That was shortly after the County Council complained that at a recent UAC meeting, a Garfield County Commisisoner made some politicized comments and singled out Summit Council Member Kim Carson.   

Fisher said the Council’s concerns about civility had an impact on the UAC agenda.        

“It was on the agenda.   It was the first thing that the USAC, or the County Council and the County Commissioner group, talked about in their general session on Thursday morning.  As well, the incoming President of UAC for the next year, as his opening remarks during the final banquet, had very strong remarks about inclusivity and honoring everybody’s viewpoints  within the organization, and that it was his desire to lead from that stance.”

Summit County Manager Tom Fisher

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.
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