Sandwiched somewhere in the June 1st issue of the Transcript Bulletin — between stories about the 1,020 students that graduated from high school in Tooele County in 2021 — was a seemingly unrelated story about an open house for the public to share information with county planners and their consultants, before they dive into trying to write a proposed vision and plan for the county.
But graduation and planning are intertwined.
A portion of those 1,020 graduates will stay here in Tooele County. They will find a job and/or pursue additional education. Some of them will eventually want their own place to live. They will marry and raise a family. They will want to live, work, and play in their county.
But wait, that’s not all — some of those that left the county after graduation for work, education, or other reasons, may eventually want to return home. They will want to be closer to their family or they may just want to come home.
Do we have a place for them? Do we have jobs for them? Do we have roads for them to drive on and water to drink?
That’s where the general plan comes in. As the name implies, it generally lays out the future of the county, as best as we can see into the future today.
Now is the time to let the county staff and your elected officials know what you want.
Go to the website at “tooele.mysocialpinpoint.com” and fill out the survey, drop a pin on the map and make a comment, click on like or dislike on somebody else’s comment, add a comment on a thread or start a thread of your own.
You can do all this from your home, 24 hours a day seven days a week, while sitting in your pajamas late at night or even during a break at work. You don’t have to dress up and go to a meeting. You don’t even need to use Zoom.
But again, this is the time to speak up. Please.