Provo’s mayor Michelle Kaufusi plans to embark upon a “listening tour” around Provo this autumn. As part of this tour, she will welcome input from residents during meetings at the following times in the following places:
- Sep 20 (Thursday) at 7PM at Legacy Village of Provo (4146 N University Avenue)
- Oct 03 (Wednesday) at 7PM at Provo High School (1199 Lakeshore Drive)
- Oct 11 (Thursday) at 7PM at Grandview Technology Center (1591 Jordan Avenue)
- Oct 17 (Wednesday) at 7PM at Dixon Middle School (750 West 200 North)
While she’s listening more intently than usual, this may be a prime time for us liberty-lovin’ Provoans to speak up about various things that are concerning us, such as our growing array of city-run businesses, increased central economic planning, multiplying municipal ordinances (and city employees) along with increased business regulation, subsidies for startups, overpriced underused public transit, and an official vision for our city’s future that includes a variety of statist goals. These are items that our blog has highlighted since this year began, while many additional concerns are outlined on our website. We shouldn’t be upholding such statist policies in our city, or even acquiescing to them, but actively seeking to thwart them—not through threats or condemnation but through effectively persuading others (whether our neighbors or our elected politicians) to change their hearts/minds for the better.
Perhaps our passionate reason will never persuade Mayor Kaufusi (or our city council) to implement any major course-changes, but we should at least try. And also try to help our neighbors to vote more wisely in 2019. In fact, if you’re not already knocking on your neighbors’ doors regularly to try to build passionate well-informed support among them for better local government, then there’s no time like the present to formulate such plans, especially while the weather remains favorable.
- Provo Daily Herald: “Provo mayor goes on ‘Listening Tour’” (2018 Sep 06)
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