Rental Disclosure Ordinance (V3)

This draft of the proposed rental “contract” ordinance was prepared by the Council attorney as an option to reduce the potential for misinterpretation from the redefinition of the word “contract” in the V2 draft (see previous blog post titled Rental...

Rental Contract Ordinance (V2)

This Tuesday, November 14th, the Council will consider the following ordinance as a tool to aid in the enforcement of occupancy limits.  This is the current V2 draft the Council intends to vote on.  One problem with this draft is that it defines the word “contract” to...

Re-elect Dave Sewell

Provo has momentum. We were recently ranked by Wallet Hub as the second best-run city in America. Many who grew up here or went to school here want to stay and many more want to move here. We have challenges related to growth and maintaining our quality of life. Our City Council...

Rock Canyon Preservation

The first item on Tuesday’s Work Meeting agenda relates to the preservation of Rock Canyon.  Over a period of decades, citizens, elected officials, and a group called the Rock Canyon Preservation Alliance have worked to preserve Rock Canyon for present and future generations. ...

Jiffy Lube at 3700 N University

There is a proposal for four acres at the NE corner of 3700 North and University Avenue that would rezone the property into three segments as follows: SSC (Specialty Support Commercial) on the corner For a Jiffy Lube Professional Office just north of the Jiffy Lube For...

Riverwoods Apartments

Decades ago, the families living along 4750 North, which was then part of the county, were approached with an urgent request by Provo City to sign an annexation agreement.  Since “leapfrog” annexation was not allowed, their cooperation was needed so that Provo could annex the...

Digital Literacy

I recently learned of a free online course offered by United Way of Utah County that is such a good resource that I wanted to share it.  It is part of their effort to increase digital literacy in Utah Valley and is called “Empower Provo: Get Online for Good“.  In...

Land Use Agenda Noticing

The Council Development Approval Process Review (DAPR) Committee will present a significant proposal in Tuesday’s Work Meeting to streamline and strengthen the land use agenda noticing process.  The proposal would shave two to four weeks off the time to move an item from the...

Running Again

I am announcing that I am running for a second term as one of your city wide representatives on the City Council.  I have worked hard and learned much serving you for over three years.   I hope to put those lessons to good use in serving you even more effectively in a second...

Vote By Mail

In 2016, the majority of counties in Utah held vote by mail elections – with much higher participation than before.  Provo chose not to that year for two main reasons: The county had not yet committed to vote by mail and there was a concern about having it be “on again / off...