To: John Knotwell, Scott Sandall, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Justin Fawson, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Mike Schultz, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Timothy D. Hawkes, Raymond Ward, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Sandra Hollins, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Fred Cox, Sophia DiCaro, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Kim Coleman, Earl Tanner, Bruce Cutler, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, Scott H. Chew, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Derrin Owens, Val Peterson, Bradley Daw, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Norm Thurston, Francis Gibson, Michael McKell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Brad King, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: Withdraw HB409
Date: Sun Mar 06 17:09:14 MST 2016
Dear Rep. Knotwell and other members of the House:
I urge you to drop your support for HB409. I live in the Salt Lake Valley in an upper class subdivision of 53 homes. Currently the residents of 52 of those households have been fighting a multi-year battle to close down a home in our subdivision that has been turned into an illegal boarding house by the owner. The front yard is completely trashed with multiple renter cars parked on what used to be a landscaped front yard. Even a trailer has been parked in the driveway and rented out, despite having no plumbing. The resale values of the surrounding estates have been diminished, for those closest to the home, perhaps as much as $20,000-30,000. Many in the neighborhood are facing retirement soon and will have to sell our homes, which represent our largest financial asset. Our neighborhood and our financial nest eggs are being illegally exploited and diminished by this home owner.
Our neighborhood was thrilled to finally hear the good news that the Holladay City attorney has accumulated enough evidence to now take the case before a judge within two weeks, with the expectation that this once single family home that has been transformed into a seedy motel, will finally be shut down.
We were then blindsided when the city attorney told us about your bill, HB409, and how its passage would prevent a city like Holladay from ever shutting down this illegal operation. Needless to say we are outraged. We hope that you simply did not realize the unintended consequences. Now that you do, we trust you will withdraw the bill. As voters and taxpayers, we are determined that this bill not pass this year or any time in the future.