Traffic Issues a Factor in ‘Village’

Recently Bill Day (former Layton City Council member and Planning Commission member) and James Layton (former Layton Mayor) wrote a letter to the editor entitled High-density, traffic issues a factor in ‘Village’. Their main point is that the Village Center area is about 3 miles away from either of the closest Trax stations. One of ...

What is Good Growth for Layton?

In response to ‘Village Center’ growth good for community: Jake, I know and love ya, but I don’t agree with you or the person you were arguing with. Members of city council have thrown out unfounded arguments that “Hill AFB will fail without the village center”. Um, let’s think about that one for a minute. ...

11 Out of 12 People Said They Wouldn’t Want to Live in The Village Center

The title caught your eye didn’t it? There wasn’t a city-wide poll if that’s what you were thinking. This was actually a comment made by Nicole Call after a letter to the editor. She was very involved from the beginning of this process and says that before the city council vote in April, 2012, that ...

Village Will Destroy Personality of West Layton

 Editor, Many Layton citizens oppose the West Layton Village Code passed by the Layton City Council. The city claims that this code will improve the neighborhood residences and farms. We disagree. At a recent Layton Village meeting Layton city officials stated that one of the reasons that Property Reserve, Inc. (owner of the property) wanted ...

Another Neighbors Thoughts on West Layton Village

Below is a comment posted as a reply to one of the other posts. He has some good points and I thought I’d repost it on it’s own so it didn’t get buried in the comments. Thanks Tony! I would like to address those that are looking at this site for information on the West ...

Layton voters should educate themselves about ‘village’

This post is in response to a letter to the editor entitled Layton voters should educate themselves about ‘village’. The authors make a few assertions about the opponents being innaccurate in their claims. In doing so they actually make multiple innacurate claims. Here’s my response: Claim 1: This land was zoned in 2001 for mixed ...

Reject Propositions 2 and 3 in Layton

Editor, We are Layton citizens, a group opposing the development of the West Layton Village. We have been frustrated by the blind eye and the deaf ear that our city government shows to its citizens when critical issues, especially, land use issues, arise. We are for knowing exactly what will be included in a zoning ...

Layton Residents Need Honest Answers About ‘Village’

Editor, In business, when a company refuses to listen or pay attention to a large part of their base of customers, failure is almost assured. What happens when a city, or at least it’s council and mayor, refuse to listen or even acknowledge the possibility of seeing a situation differently than they do? We are ...

Layton Residents Should Hear All Sides In Village Issue

In response to JoAnne Harward’s letter to the editor entitled Layton residents should hear all sides in Village issue I disagree with a few points. She says “our children will continue to succeed in schools because of their own home environment, regardless of mobile kids in their schools”. First let me explain what she is ...

Vote ‘against’ Proposition 2 and 3

Editor, Near midnight, at the Layton City Council meeting, held April 6, 2012, a council member peered down at the audience and suggested that the capacity crowd of concerned citizens in attendance represented a “vocal minority” in Layton. Thanks to an army of volunteers who gathered signatures and to the more than 6,000 citizens who ...