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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...