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Comment session a sham

At the June 15 board meeting of the Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District, the public was invited to comment on the proposed budget. There was extensive public comment on the $3.1 million line item that would be used to acquire easements for a pipeline that could ultimately bring water to the Salt Lake Valley. While the district's board was polite and courteous in listening to so many, so late into the evening, a summarizing comment by one board member revealed that the decision had already been made to approve the $3.1 million expenditure. He said that commitments by the district's field force with contractors and landowners were in place already, and therefore the $3.1 million budget item needed to be approved. This is no way for public officials to act.

Wes OdellSandy