Cache County Executive David Zook recently spoke on KVNU’s For the People program about his experience with lawmakers and their accessibility. He praised Utah’s elected officials for their close connection to the people and responsiveness to their needs.
Zook also discussed a recent economic study commissioned by the Cache County Water District, which found that agriculture remains a significant part of the local economy and that it would not be possible without water. He emphasized that this is not just about Cache Valley, but the Bear River region as a whole.
In addition to this study, Zook also mentioned some other bills he is keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One of these bills is Representative Dan Johnson’s proposal for a new American Welcome Center, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another bill he is excited about is one for Little Lambs, which seeks to get them $3 million for a new facility in the community.
Transportation bills are also high on their priority list, including money for work on the South Valley corridor, an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, and funding for the West Cache corridor.