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.
- Economic DevelopmentEconomic growth is valued by communities everywhere and local governments a critical role to play.
- Legislative GuideView the 2018 local government legislative guide here
- Land UseLand use authority gives local governments the ability to preserve their communities and protect residents’ health and safety.
- WaterUtah has a rapidly growing population and one of the driest climates in the country.
- TaxationMunicipal governments provide residents with day-to-day services. local governments need access to tax revenue to pay for the them.