To: Ronda Menlove, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer, Jeremy Peterson, Dixon Pitcher, Brad Dee, Richard Greenwood, Paul Ray, Curtis Oda, Brad Wilson, Steve Handy, Stewart Barlow, Roger Barrus, Jim Nielson, Becky Edwards, Doug Sagers, Susan Duckworth, Jennifer M. Seelig, Rebecca Houck, Joel Briscoe, Angela Romero, Mike Kennedy, Brian King, Lee Perry, Janice Fisher, Larry Wiley, LaVar Christensen, Craig Hall, Johnny Anderson, Mark A. Wheatley, Patrice Arent, Carol Moss, Eric Hutchings, Jim Dunnigan, Lynn Hemingway, Daniel McCay, Jim Bird, Earl Tanner, Tim Cosgrove, Steve Eliason, Marie Poulson, Ken Ivory, Keven John Stratton, Robert Spendlove, Richard Cunningham, Greg Hughes, John Knotwell, Melvin Brown, Kraig Powell, John G. Mathis, Kay Christofferson, Brian Greene, Jon Cox, Val Peterson, Dana Layton, Keith Grover, Jon Stanard, Dean Sanpei, Rebecca Lockhart, Francis Gibson, Michael Mckell, Marc Roberts, Merrill Nelson, Jerry Anderson, Kay Mciff, Brad Last, John Westwood, mnoel, Lowry Snow, Don Ipson,
Subject: SB249 EMINENT DOMAIN, PLEASE VOTE NO
Date: Tue Mar 11 19:31:28 MDT 2014
I am writing to request that you vote against SB 249. This bill goes against the very nature of private property rights. A trail through Ogden Canyon would simply be an extension of the existing Ogden River Parkway. It is a gross over-reach to call such a trail an "alternative transportation route". In addition, I believe many distance riders will continue to use the canyon roadway, while some recreational riders may opt to use the trail. This bill wrongly enables government officials to employ eminent domain to lengthen a walking and biking path at the expense of private property rights. Trails are a popular recreational amenity and bring tourism dollars into the area, but they certainly do not rise to the exigent circumstances that should be required to employ eminent domain.
Please vote no on SB 249.
Thank you for your time and your service in the State Legislature.