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 ...

A Blast From The Past – Mixed Messages in City Council Minutes

Below is another guest post from a Layton neighbor Tony B. I think he brings out some interesting city staff/council commentary from meeting minutes. I’ll have to see if I can easily link to the location of these comments. As a concerned resident of Swan Meadows I spent some time going over the city council ...

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 City Meeting Walkout

In a surprising turn of events the opposition to West Layton Village walked out on last week’s city sponsored meeting. While I agree that there was no nuetral moderator, I at the same time wonder what void newcomers were left with that remained to hear an un-checked Pro-side. To me, it’s been frustrating to see ...

City Council Proposes To Stomp On Voters Rights

The Layton City Council says, “the development will move forward regardless of the vote” in a recent news story covered by ABC4 news. This has also been mentioned in conversations by Alex Jensen, the Layton City Manager. This is a blatant disregard for public opinion to shrug off the outcome of a vote before it ...

Eminent Domain and West Layton Village

I recently received a comment on one of the farm editorials that I thought should be addressed by a full post rather than being buried in the comments. Here is the comment: "Lets have a little bit of honesty here. Layton isn’t trying to condemn farms and take them over. It isn’t suggesting using eminent ...

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 ...