Michelle King was disappointed but not surprised when the Logan Municipal Council voted four to one to appropriate money for a new code enforcement officer. King and other conservatives do not believe such an officer is needed. She says if opponents are going to make a difference they need to get involved earlier in the process.
“By the time they get to the city council everything has been planned,” King says, “and people have put so much work and hours into everything and nobody wants to say no to that.
“But if somehow we could get more people involved in the preliminary processes to make sure what gets to the city council is more acceptable there will be less knee-jerk reactions, less bitterness towards government.”
King says one problem is that those who attend the council meetings are often not acquainted with the process and don’t even know when they are allowed to speak and when they are not. She says it’s best to get involved at the planning commission level before the issue gets to the municipal council.