Of the 2,571 registered voters in Moab, 69 percent cast ballots in Tuesday’s election Nov. 5, re-electing each of the incumbents to the city council through the end of 2023.
Relief mixed with gratitude and exhaustion was evident in the voices of Rani Derasary, Tawny Knuteson-Boyd and Kalen Jones the morning after each of them won another four-year term on the Moab City Council.
Moabites reelected incumbents Tawny Knuteson-Boyd, Kalen Jones and Rani Derasary, who will remain in office each for another four-year term.
The City of Moab has hired Laurie Simonson as the new in-house attorney. The hiring of Simonson marks the first time the city will have a full-time attorney on staff to handle the municipality’s legal matters, said Communications and Engagement Manager Lisa Church in an email.
The Moab Area Housing Task Force invites the community to a discussion on Vail, Colorado’s innovative deed restriction program at 12:30 p.m. at the Grand Center or 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Nov. 5.
In this Voter Guide, Moab City Council candidates respond to questions from the business community in our final installment of local 2019 election coverage. The Times-Independent and Moab Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide this space, which focuses on how council decisions impact local businesses and what the candidates would do to mitigate those impacts.
Candidates in the race for three seats on the Moab City Council fielded questions on Monday, Oct. 21, from KZMU Station Manager Serah Mead and News and Public Affairs Director Molly Marcello during the station’s first Rocky Road Roundtable.
The Moab Police Department and Seekhaven Family Crisis and Resource Center on Oct. 17 received training on the Lethality Assessment Program, which the department implemented in 2018.
The Moab City Council is scheduled to discuss at an upcoming meeting changes to the city’s lodging regulations amidst an indefinite moratorium on new such developments, pressure from state lawmakers to once again allow overnight accommodations to be built in Moab and efforts by the city’s planning commission and staff to write new standards.
The City of Moab has hired Kaitlin Myers as its senior project manager, according to Lisa Church, city spokesperson.
The City of Moab has named Carly Castle as the new assistant city manager. A Utah native, Castle holds a Juris Doctorate from Brigham Young University and Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and anthropology from the University of Utah. Castle joined the city’s staff on Sept. 30, according to city spokesperson Lisa Church.
Candidates for Moab City Council provided their diverging opinions on a Highway 191 bypass around Moab, what role the free market plays in housing Moab’s residents and how their personalities differ from each other.