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Local and State Studies, Programs and Priorities

Local Programs

The League of Women Voters of GRAND COUNTY programs are determined annually and focus on issues of local concern, including statewide legislative action that impacts Grand County.

President's Report 2018-2019

Programs and Priorities

LEAGUE STUDIES: Before members reach a position on an issue, it is essential that they have an opportunity to become informed. League studies give members an opportunity to examine the facts and discuss key points. The studies cited below are those done most recently. The links will take you to an online version of the entire study.

"STUDIES"<https://www.lwvutah.org/utah-league-positions/

LEAGUE PROGRAM PRIORITIES: The League of Women Voters of UTAH program is a list of priorities generated by the members every two years.

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Positions result from a process of study. Any given study, whether it be National, State, or Local, is thorough in its pursuit of facts and details. As the study progresses, a continuing discussion of pros and cons of each situation occurs. Prior to the results of the study being presented to the general membership, study committee members fashion consensus questions that are then addressed by the membership.

Additional discussion, pro and con, takes place as members (not part of the study committee) learn the scope of the study. After the members reach consensus, the board forms positions based on that consensus.

It is the consensus statement -- the statement resulting from the consensus questions -- that becomes a position. Firm action or advocacy can then be taken on the particular issue addressed by the position. Without a position, action/advocacy cannot be taken.

Grand County LWV Past Programs and Events

FORMS of COUNTY GOVERNMENT

current form of government

4 forms of approved government

https://moabtimes.com/2019/03/13/league-panel-recyclings-economic-challenges-are-global-and-local/

https://moabtimes.com/2019/03/13/where-does-moabs-recycling-go/

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/china-has-stopped-accepting-our-trash/584131/

Recycling in Utah: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ftbuK_eXb4THJ7kcMRvhRAV79M-72LgFYuP0tT7C6v8/mobilebasic

Utah LWV Agriculture Study

Ballot Information

Prop 9

"LWV Candidate Forum"<https://soundcloud.com/user-493004517/lwv-forum-92418mp3-1 >

HB224 Resolution

Listen to recording of HB224 program

current form of government

4 forms of approved government

HB224 Grand County Council Resolution 3.20.18

Grand County Council Handbook

History of Grand County Elections 1986 to Present

Grand County Commission & Council 1987 to Present

APRIL 9, 2018 PROGRAM: The Park Idea and Public Land Conservation History

General Membership Program-Open to the Public: 5:15 to 6:30 pm at Grand County Library Large Conference Room

Join the League of Women Voters for a presentation on The Park Idea and Public Land Conservation History by retired NPS Superintendent and former Texas State Park Director Walt Dabney.

The discussion will cover the development of the nation's system of parks and National Forests and the history of establishing these public lands by Congress and by Presidents with the use of their authority to protect unique landscapes and special places.

This program is a historical perspective with specific examples of how we got to where we are today and challenges along the way.

MARCH 12, 2018 PROGRAM

IDEAS FOR LOWERING WATER USE

Moab, UT + The City of Moab, in collaboration with the City's Water Conservation and Drought Management Advisory Board and the Grand County League of Women Voters will host a free public Water Conservation Workshop on Monday, March 12 at 5:15 p.m. in the Moab City Council Chambers, 217 E. Center St. The workshop will focus on providing ideas and information that can help citizens and business owners lower commercial and residential water use.

press release

Vote 411 Project:

letter from UT LWV

Vote 411 Explained

February 2018 Program: Better Boundaries http://betterboundaries.org/

Statewide district maps https://elections.utah.gov/map/district-maps

Grand County district maps http://canyon23.net/GCCD_map.html

Gerrymandering, explained - YouTube ▶ 2:42 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGLRJ12uqmk

The Grand County League of Women Voters February 12th meeting will feature Jackie Morgan- Volunteer Coordinator for Better Boundaries. Better Boundaries is a citizen's ballot initiative committed to redistricting reform. She will present information on the redistricting ballot initiative. All are welcome to attend the meeting at Grand County Library at 5:15 pm. The Grand County League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan organization focused on voter education.

January Town Hall Meeting Bill Links DOC

Town Hall Part 1: https://youtu.be/ykflCOAhRH4

Town Hall Part 2: https://youtu.be/ldRQX75E-CA

January 2018 Program