Cache County Executive David Zook recently spoke on KVNU’s For the People program, discussing his experiences with lawmakers and their accessibility. Zook praised the way elected officials in Utah operate, emphasizing their close relationship with the people and their responsiveness to their needs.
One of the biggest economic studies to be released recently was commissioned by the Cache County Water District, along with other organizations. The study found that agriculture is still a major part of the local economy and that it relies heavily on water. Zook pointed out that this is not just specific to Cache Valley, but also to the Bear River region as a whole.
Zook also discussed some of the bills he is keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One such bill is Representative Dan Johnson’s proposal for a new American Welcome Center, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another project he is excited about is Little Lambs’ attempt to secure $3 million for a new facility in their community that would be a great amenity for residents. Additionally, transportation bills are high on their priority list, including funding for work on the South Valley corridor and an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, as well as the development of the West Cache corridor.