House Democrats say All Inland Port Board Meetings Should be Open

Media Statement

For Immediate Release:
August 30, 2018

 Contact:         
Ross Chambless, Communications Specialist
Utah House Democratic Caucus
(801) 326-1568 | rosschambless@le.utah.gov

House Democrats say All Inland Port Board Meetings Should be Open

SALT LAKE CITY – Today the Utah House Democrats strongly urged the Inland Port Board to reconsider its decision to not hold its subcommittee meetings in public.

“After all of the backroom meetings that have occurred with the Inland Port project up to now, it is disappointing that the Inland Port Board is choosing to keep its doors closed,” said Representative Brian King (D-28).  “The argument that the law doesn’t apply in this case doesn’t hold water.”

“The issues that Inland Port Board members are discussing directly affect my constituents on the west side of Salt Lake City and, frankly, everyone in Utah,” added Representative Angela Romero (D-26). “The public has a right to know what’s going on.” 

“I have been asking for more transparency at every point of the Inland Port process since my district falls within the port boundaries,” said Representative Sandra Hollins (D-23). “Continuing to not prioritize transparency continues the distrust and bad feelings that have been present for the entirety of this process.  I strongly urge the board to reconsider in an effort to build faith and goodwill with the communities most directly affected by this massive project.”

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