Last week on KVNU’s For the People program, Cache County Executive David Zook spoke about his positive experience with lawmakers as they make decisions that impact local residents. “They do a great job, and they are very open,” said Zook. “Throughout Utah, elected officials are highly accessible to the people, and there are several reasons why this is the case.”
Recently, a significant economic study was released by the Cache County Water District in collaboration with other organizations. The study revealed that agriculture remains a crucial part of the local economy and cannot exist without water. “This is not just about Cache Valley or discussing water’s impact on Cache Valley but the Bear River region, which is a larger area,” said Zook. He also emphasized that most economic activity in Cache Valley takes place within this region.
Zook also commented on some of the bills he was keeping an eye on during this legislative session. At their county level, they have several priorities they are working to address. One such priority is Representative Dan Johnson’s American Welcome Center project, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another project Johnson is working on is for Little Lambs to secure $3 million for a new facility in their community that would be an excellent amenity for residents. Additionally, transportation bills are high on their priority list, including funding for work on the South Valley corridor and an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, as well as development of the West Cache corridor.