City Council members have met with state legislators from north Davis County to work on strategies to change the economic and educational situation in this fast-growing community.

Recent news has not been encouraging.Hill Air Force Base is among five air logistics centers in the country being reviewed for possible closure. And Gov. Mike Leavitt did not allocate any money to tie up land for a Davis County community college in his proposed fiscal 1994-95 budget.

Rep. Blake Chard, R-Layton, is sponsoring a bill that requests $10 million to buy easements at the north and south ends of Hill's runway in order to protect the base from civilian encroachment.

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"Everything in our community goes toward convincing the Air Force we're doing everything we can, that we should not be offered up" for closure, said Steve Rush, chairman of the Hill-DDO '95 subcommittee on encroachment.

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