Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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This is a momentous decision for Tooele County

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

This is a momentous decision for Tooele County

This election, Tooele County’s citizens have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to choose how our county’s government is structured. A five-member council with a professional county manager will provide a more responsive government better equipped to manage our rapidly...

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The person you choose really makes the difference

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

The person you choose really makes the difference

For the first time in our history, Tooele County residents are faced with a choice that would change our government for generations to come. As one of the original study committee members, I oppose Proposition 6 for...

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Change of government doesn’t change the nature of people

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Change of government doesn’t change the nature of people

Let me say at the outset that I know the Tooele County Form of Government Study Committee worked hard to come up with its recommendation, and the fact that I strenuously disagree with the committee’s conclusion should...

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Comments left readers with skewed, inaccurate impression

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Comments left readers with skewed, inaccurate impression

Dear Citizens of Tooele County,  My name is Mary McGann and I am the chair of the Grand County Council. I was voted into office by a large majority of Grand County voters. Thus, the majority of...

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When did it become OK to be disagreeable?

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

When did it become OK to be disagreeable?

Some 11 years ago, while making a speech to a large political group, I mentioned that I believed that there were only two things that would keep them from succeeding in their stated goals.  Those two things...

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Approval of Prop #6 provides better checks and balances

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

Approval of Prop #6 provides better checks and balances

The length of the ballot received in last week’s mail is a bit overwhelming. The most important vote you cast, however, may well be on the backside of the ballot in the right top hand corner: Proposition...

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‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor’

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor’

Earlier this month, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in as an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. I am not going to enter into a debate here as to whether or...

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The county’s best option for the worst-case scenario

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The county’s best option for the worst-case scenario

The system doesn’t make a difference. It’s who fills the seats that matters.” Aside from the overwhelming support of analyzing our form of county government, this was the most common statement I heard when my curiosity was...

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Please learn from our experiment gone wrong

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Please learn from our experiment gone wrong

To the citizens of Tooele County, Utah: My name is Curtis Wells and I’m the vice-chair of the Grand County Council. In 1992, Grand County changed from a three-member county commission to a 7-member council with a...

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Three-member Tooele County Commission is at end-of-useful life

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Three-member Tooele County Commission is at end-of-useful life

The current form of our Tooele County Government has a direct impact on the overall quality of our life we share within Tooele County today, 20 years from now and 50 years from now.  Therein lay my...

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