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. ...

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...

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...

Parking Ratios

The Council will vote Tuesday on a proposal from Community Development to roll back parking ratio reductions passed some years ago for the Joaquin area and the DT1 and DT2 downtown zones, and to partially roll back the reductions in the Interim Transit Oriented Development (ITOD)...

Door Knocking with the Mayor

One of the challenges of being a Council member is to keep a balanced perspective, listening to all voices on an issue rather than only to those who may be the most vocal.  While discussing that challenge with Mayor Curtis a few weeks ago, he suggested we go out and knock on some...

Candidates Debate (Chamber of Commerce)

Following is the opening statement I had prepared for the candidates debate last Wednesday.  You can watch the whole debate here (the Council portion starts at about 32 minutes).  I ended up speaking impromptu and covered only a portion of the prepared statement below.  This...

Senator Curt Bramble Endorses Dave Sewell

“Dave is a bulldog—a quiet, well mannered, respectful bulldog. He’s effective when it comes to resolving tough issues and getting great results. I’ve watched him represent our neighborhood and create a positive solution for the neighborhood and the developers. I trust...

Sustainability Part 2 (Net Zero Cities)

I just took two days off from campaigning to visit the Net Zero Cities conference in Fort Collins, Colorado – at the invitation of Provo’s Sustainability Committee Chairman, Don Jarvis.  Don and I both attended the event, along with Dustin Wright from Community Development.  The...