The Blade Stop Burglary

The Blade Stop Burglary
I’ve always loved pocket knives ever since I was a kid. Maybe it was the time that my dad gave me his or because I wanted to always to have one like my grandpa seemed to. At any rate I have an earnest love for a good pocket knife. Two years ago a good friend ...

Anyone but Jory Francis for Layton Mayor

I’m sure it goes without saying, but I absolutely in no way back Jory Francis for the future mayor of Layton, Utah. In fact I’d even go as far as to say my campaign is “Anyone but Jory for Mayor”! Why you ask? I know that with Layton’s council-manager setup the mayor doesn’t hold as ...

Humble in Victory, Gracious in Defeat

I have always taught my children to be humble in victory and gracious in defeat. This has come into my mind several times over this last week as I watched the outcome of the prop 2 and 3 vote. The day after the vote I grabbed someone from the opposition group and asked if I ...

The Results Are In!

Well, the results are in. Layton residents have voted props 2 and 3 down. The final numbers on the Davis county website show the following: Prop 2 – Layton Total For 11047 – 48.12% Against 11912 – 51.88% Prop 3 – Layton Total For 10995 – 47.92% Against 11950 – 52.08% I’m glad to see ...

Will Layton Listen to Voters?

As the voting day is upon us I have found that I spent most of the day either talking or thinking about tomorrow. This has been an enormous battle that I am glad to see to the finish line. Moving forward, regardless of the outcome, I hope that we all have learned a lesson. Voters ...

What Voice Does My Vote Get?

This very week we’ll have the great opportunity to cast our votes. We’ll not only be given the chance to vote for a president, but we’ll also be given the opportunity to shape our community. I love the democratic process. It truly shows that we have a power; that we have a voice. I have ...

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. ...

Splashpad for Ellison Park

Taking a break from politics I thought it would be fun to cover something new coming to our area. The winning bidder for designing the splashpad for Layton’s Ellison Park has recently been chosen. The city has chosen to locate the splashpad in Ellison Park on the east side between the softball field and tennis ...

Vacant Lots Are Pro Village Center

I say the above title somewhat tongue in cheek, but I find it interesting that nearly every “vote for” sign I’ve seen around town has been in a vacant lot (or on city property). Interesting. The “vote against” signs, like the one in my yard, I’ve seen on farm after farm and in neighbors yards ...

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 ...