The power brokers want citizens to respond exactly like trained rats, and learn
to obey the FIRST time they ask; and it usually works. If Sandy did require
certain conditions, then UTA could just go ahead and ignore the conditions
anyway (once again), and go on their merry way . . . all the while claiming the
support of all city fathers and citizens. This way, they will have to work
harder to have their way, and maybe there will be a judge with some functional
intelligence working on the case, and they'll lose AGAIN. Saying "You
better give in now, or it will be worse for you next time around . . ." is
a strategy used by nearly all bullies and people who have too many resources at
their disposal, too much influence, and too much power. Wait! I think I just
described UTA completely! The whole state has basically been trained to hit
their knees and give them carte blanche approval for every hare-brained idea and
project they come up with--all the while somehow conveniently forgetting who's
paying for it all.
Sandy's action was short-sighted and childish. UTA may yet have promises to
keep, but interfering with the successful operation of the system helps no one.
There are other ways to get UTA to keep its promises.
Stupid move by the Sandy City Council.
UTA continues to provide more solid proof that massive amounts of public
resources and latitude need not necessarily be matched with logic, good
judgment, intelligence, integrity, efficiency, or effectiveness. However, they
seem to be much more capable of learning the rules of the game than does the
general public. As tax payers, voters, citizens, and public officials . . . our
ability to see the obvious seems to be consistency blurred. Hats off to the
Council members who were willing to call it like it is, and give UTA that rare
opportunity to hear the unfamiliar "No" for a change.
Esquire - what ways do you believe Sandy has to get UTA to keep its promises?
Please enlighten us.Before I read this article I was leaning toward
UTA's position. Now I realize these parents and the city council were spot on
in their decision. The arrogance of UTA cannot be ignored. They have neglected
to keep their word, and now they want us to overlook that. "We
really hoped this park and ride could have been judged on its own merits and not
broader concerns," Carpenter said.Wouldn't we all love that -
please ignore our past behavior, our track record, and just let us move
forward.Arrogance at its best.How about if UTA RESOLVES
the "broader concerns", like keeping its word on the security cameras
and landscaping at the 90th station, and then let them come to Sandy again
asking for the park and ride?Only makes sense. Good job Sandy
citizens and council.
So UTA breaks the conditions of their contract with the city and then claims the
city is in the wrong to call them out on it? Wow. Arrogance thy name is UTA.
UTA can't be stopped. They'll just take the matter to court and win there
instead. This is a hollow victory for Sandy and will only serve to buy them a
few month's time.
Perhaps UTA should reconsider locating the parking lot at 10600 South while
pursuing its lawsuit to overturn this illegal decision. You can't legally deny
a conditional use. All you can do is to impose conditions of approval.Finally, it interesting Sandy City didnt have any problem threatening
litigation and seeking state legislature intervention in forcing the
construction of its culinary water treatment facility on over 100 acres of prime
commercial real estate property in Draper, contrary to Draper City's zoning and
land use planning.
@ Clean AirThey are denying the conditional use after UTA agreed to
abide by them and then said they were not going to. That sounds pretty straight
forward. If I agree to do something then refuse to do it, I would be at fault.
UTA is so used to having so much power that logic no longer enters their minds.