The Utah League of Cities and Towns believes that a government closest to the people governs best. That is why the values of local authority and community autonomy inform nearly all of the organization’s policy positions. Local governments are less insulated from their voters, making them more democratic and respondent to the will of their citizens. They understand the needs of their respective communities better than anyone and can directly provide for them. The primary goal of The League is to protect community autonomy and preserve their ability to self-govern. The League’s specific policy positions are informed by resolutions (passed by a majority of the membership) and determined by the Legislative Policy Committee (LPC). You can find a list of all resolutions here. Below, are several positions on key policy issues.
- Legislative Wrap UpULCT’s review of changes made in the past legislative sessions.
- TransportationLike economic growth, Utah cities and towns recognize the importance of transportation infrastructure to the state’s ability to grow.
- HousingHousing costs have increased dramatically nationwide and Utah communities are no exception.