Monday, October 27, 2008

Why I'm voting for J Dell Holbrook.

I will start by saying that I am a registered Repbulican and I've decided to vote for J Dell Holbrook for Davis County Commission. I also want to state that I don't know either J Dell Holbrook or John Petroff personally. I'm basing my support for J Dell Holbrook on campaign websites for each candidate. J Dell Holbrook is very specific on his website about what he will and will not do as a Davis County Commissioner. John Petroff on his website dwells on what he has done as a Mayor and doesn't give specifics on what he would do as a Commissioner. I'm the type of person who wants details.

On John Petroff's website he says, "As the Chair of Utahans for the Legacy Parkway, I successfully fought the Sierra Club and other special interest groups who stood in the way of this vital roadway." My problem with this statement is that there wasn't a "successful fight" from either side. A compromise was reached and that is why Legacy Parkway was built. Had there been a successful fight, people would not be switching back to I-15 due to the 55 MPH speed limit on Legacy.

On J Dell Holbrook's website he talks about the problem with requiring residents to appeal their property valuations, he says, "I would submit that a much better approach would be to put the burden on the Assessor’s Office, if the assessed valuation increase by more than 10% over the prior years assesses valuation." This is the type of thing that just makes sense. Items like this is why I am voting for J Dell Holbrook for Davis County Commission.

3 comments:

David said...

Thad,

I like your reasoning. My support for Holbrook is much the same. Thanks for sharing.

Allie said...

I voted for J Dell.

As a side note- a higher speed limit and no wet land preservation wouldn't have been a successful win either.

We really need to get away from this win/lose ideology. The highway turned out very nicely- it's pleasant to drive on, with people running and biking along the side. Gas mileage is better at the lower speed. It's as "nice" as another roadway could possibly be.

It's unfortunate that both sides couldn't come together and work out something that everyone could agree on or at least compromise on, saving time and money that was wasted with all the litigation and postponing of building.

That would have been a "successful fight". As it is now, we just wasted a whole lot of tax payer money because people couldn't talk to each other and compromise without lawsuits.

Natalie said...

I am voting for J Dell for all of your good reasons AND because he gave me chapstick.

Never underestimate the importance of chapstick.