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 ...

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Property

The following comment was sent to me by Tony Bencina – a neighbor directly north of the property. He is talking about putting up “vote against” signs in the north 40 acres. This is the property across the street from the 107 acres that is being voted on this next week as Prop 2 and ...

Happy Halloween

There were a few letters to the editor today, but nothing worth any ink. So go out and have a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

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. ...

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 ...