Michael O. Leavitt Center for Politics & Public Service

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Growth Summit

The Governor’s “Growth Summit” December 1995 Quality growth planning in Utah began with the Growth Summit in 1995, a conference sponsored by Governor Mike Leavitt in partnership with state and local leaders intended to result in solutions to the growth challenges facing the state. Nike Magista homme The governor focused the summit on transportation, water and open space issues that he felt needed to be addressed to preserve Utah’s quality of life. soldes air max 1 pas cher In addition to state and local leaders, Minnesota Timberwolves journalists and citizens were engaged in the policy dialogue at a town meeting discussion that was hosted on the Internet and by radio and TV stations. Jordan Flight Governor Leavitt also hosted a lunch-hour Internet chat about growth issues. The Growth Summit resulted in many proposals and a legacy of quality growth planning in Utah that includes:

  • In 1996, Nike Free Mujer Governor Leavitt created the Utah Critical Lands Committee. This Committee supported numerous open space projects and developed educational materials describing the tools and techniques for open space conservation.
  • In 1997, Air Jordans For Kids the state partnered with Envision Utah, a public/private community partnership dedicated to studying the effects of long term growth, creating a publicly supported vision for the future, and advocating the necessary strategies necessary to achieve this vision. AIR MAX 2017
  • Envision completed an in depth values study, baseline analysis, asics gel lyte 3 pas cher over 100 public workshops, air max 90 pas cher scenario development and analysis, a million dollar public awareness campaign, and developed a quality growth strategy.

  • The Utah Quality Growth Commission was created by the Utah Quality Growth Act of 1999 to address the challenges and opportunities growth brings to Utah. air max 90 damskie panterka This Commission created a set of Quality Growth Efficiency Tools (QGET) to guide communities as they assessed growth impacts and planned for the future.

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