Who benefits most from coalition?
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At this time, six of the seven counties named in the proposal for the Seven County Infrastructure Coalition have signed onto the agreement. And why not? They have nothing to lose.

Apparently, the commissions of the six are putting extreme pressure on the Grand County Council to also sign on, even setting a deadline — now past — for action.

A quick look at the map of Utah will disclose the reason for their urgency. Among the seven counties, Grand County is the keystone, the key element in an arch without which the coalition will not stand. There are three counties to the north of Grand, two to the west, and one to the south. Three-two-one, with Grand in the center, essential for their contiguity.

What would we have to gain, what to lose? Such an important decision should require citizen input. Put it on the ballot. And let’s have a genuine debate.

—Jean Binyon


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