Zions Bank executive Karl Ward says the city of Logan is on firm financial footing and he believes he is qualified to help keep it that way. Ward is seeking a seat on the Logan Municipal Council and he says, if elected, he wants Logan to be family friendly, attractive and safe but with as little government oversight as possible. On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Thursday, Ward said Logan needs to be more business friendly. For example, he said a business owner told him his license was delayed until he had a required number of bicycle racks installed. “In my opinion, requiring a business to put in bicycle racks isn’t what a city ought to be doing,” Ward said. “Should we be encouraging people to ride bikes? Certainly. Should we be encouraging people to walk more and drive less? Certainly. “But should we be regulating that? I don’t think so. I think if we teach people and encourage people and get out of the way to let them make the right decisions on their own, I think they are going to do that.” Ward says his 12 years as a member of Logan’s planning commission has helped qualify him for the council position.
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