During the County Hour on KVNU’s For the People program last week, Cache County Executive David Zook shared his positive experience with lawmakers and their accessibility to local residents. “They do a great job and are very open. Throughout Utah, that’s one of the things I love about the way our elected officials operate,” said Zook.
Recently, a significant economic study was released, which revealed that agriculture remains a crucial part of the local economy in Cache Valley. The study was commissioned by the Cache County Water District along with other organizations, and its findings emphasized that agriculture is essential to the region’s economy and wouldn’t exist without water. According to Zook, this finding highlights the importance of addressing issues related to water and its impact on economic activity in Cache Valley.
Zook also discussed some of the bills he is keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One of his priorities is Representative Dan Johnson’s project for an American Welcome Center in Cache Valley, which aims to provide resources and support for refugees and immigrants in the community. Another priority is Little Lambs’ proposal for a new facility in Cache Valley that would be a valuable amenity for residents. Additionally, transportation bills are high on their list, including funding for projects such as working on the South Valley corridor and an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, as well as improving access to West Cache corridor.