Mountain Accord

Mountain Accord

The Central Wasatch Commission has again opened up a public comment period to hear from citizens about solutions and options for the crowded Wasatch Front Canyons.  

The CWC presented its Mountain Transportation System Initiative September 18th.

The Chairman of the Central Wasatch Commission, Summit County Council Member Chris Robinson, said that as they consider the exponential growth in use of the Canyons, they’re looking at a holistic solution—not just individual plans for park n rides, buses or shuttles.

Summit County Council 2019

The Summit County Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to make a contribution for 2020 to the regional planning body, the Central Wasatch Commission.

However,  the contribution was half the amount the county has given before.    And at least two Council Members said they aren’t fans of the Central Wasatch.

The Central Wasatch Commission, previously known as the Mountain Accord, received $50,000 a year from Summit County from 2016 to 2018.

Last year, the county didn’t make a contribution.

This year, the county’s contribution will be $25,000.

Mountain Accord

With a new Congress in place, the Central Wasatch Commission will pursue legislation to get a federal designation for the mountain are overlooking the Salt Lake Valley.

KPCW got an update from Chris Robinson, the Summit County representative on the commission.

Robinson said it is a high priority for the group to get approval for a Central Wasatch Conservation and Recreation Area.

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The Summit County Council on Wednesday approved the next step the county is taking in its role with the Central Wasatch Commission.

As we reported, the Central Wasatch Commission approved a seat at the table for Park City, and is allowing the county a position as the Wasatch Back representative.

Given that, as council member Chris Robinson noted, they modified an interlocal agreement they had with Park City, which previously governed their joint representation on the commission.

Mountain Accord

The Central Wasatch Commission has agreed to provide a seat at the table for Park City. Summit County is getting one too as the Wasatch back representative.

The Summit County Council is following up on that as part of their agenda Wednesday.

The council is meeting at the Coalville Courthouse. Shortly before 5:00 pm they will consider amending their Interlocal Agreement with Park City, concerning the Central Wasatch group.

The Commission, in its earlier form, was known as the Mountain Accord.

Park City Council member Andy Beerman is responding to some of the criticism of the Mountain Accord process which came after the Summit County Council decided, in a split vote, to continue funding for the Accord. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council discussed Wednesday whether to continue with the next step in the Mountain Accord process. They said yes, but in a split 3-2 vote. The Accord has been succeeded by the Central Wasatch Commission made up of four entities in the Salt Lake Valley. Council Members Chris Robinson, Kim Carson, and Glenn Wright voted to continue with $100,000 in funding they had pledged to the Accord. The dissenters, Roger Armstrong and Doug Clyde, asked what the county is getting out of a process that's being run by interests in the Salt Lake Valley. Rick Brough has more.

The Summit County Council discussed Wednesday whether to continue with the next step in the Mountain Accord process. They said yes, but in a split 3-2 vote. The Accord has been succeeded by the Central Wasatch Commission, made up of four entities in the Salt Lake Valley.

Council members Chris Robinson, Kim Carson, and Glenn Wright voted to continue with $100,000 in funding they had pledged to the Accord. The dissenters, Roger Armstrong and Doug Clyde, asked what the county is getting out of a process that's being run by interests in the Salt Lake Valley. Rick Brough has m0re.

Andy Beerman

The Mountain Accord will get its day in Congress.   Utah Representative Rob Bishop’s Natural Resource Committee has scheduled the bill for a hearing on November 15th  If passed, it will create a new national conservation and recreation area right in Park City’s backyard.  KPCW’s Renai Bodley has the story.

On today's show, host Renai Bodley talks to Utah Representative Rob Bishop about this week's congressional hearing on his Public Lands Initiative.  Park City Planning Commission Chairman Adam Strachan talks about the public tour of the Treasure Hill development site.  Park City Councilwoman Cindy Matsumoto gives an update on last night's meeting where council discussed the Library Field and the Special Events Advisory Committee.  Grammy winner Sting talks about why he picked Utah audiences to be the first to see his Broadway show after it left the Great White Way.

Park City Municipal Corp.

An historic agreement 30 years in the making was signed Monday providing the blueprint to deal with the doubling of the state's population in the next 35 years. Leslie Thatcher has more

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Mike Grass - Mountain Accord

After 30 years in the making, the Mountain Accord was unanimously approved by the Executive Committee Monday. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Park City Schools Superintendent Ember Conley and new School Board Member Phil Kaplan about the latest with the Master Plan. The final public input session will happen on Tuesday, July 21st 6 pm at PCHS Lecture Hall. Assistant Summit County Manger Anita Lewis and Public Works Director Derek Radke preview the Summit County Council agenda including an update on the transportation master plan.

The Summit County Council Wednesday decided to sign up for the second phase of Mountain Accord. The decision came down to a split 3-2 vote. Rick Brough has more.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council Member Claudia McMullin about Mountain Accord and the name change of Friends of Animals. Park City Planning Commissioner Nann Worrel has some of the highlights of Wednesday's meeting, including the approval of Central Park City Condos and the continuation of Alice Claim. Ginger Ries with the Park City Restaurant Association has details about this summer's Cocktail Contest and 21 year old mountain biker and Park City Native Keegan Swenson is hoping to qualify for next summer's Olympics in Rio.

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