Moab city officials are processing a proposal to reform sales and income tax in the State of Utah after a state task force released the proposal late last week. Although many council members are leaning on city staff for help understanding the implications of the 182-page plan, Council Member Mike Duncan said that a proposal to rework the taxation of groceries is a concern at the front of his mind.
During a discussion on the City of Moab’s Sustainability Action Plan, officials including the mayor and city council members aired frustrations with the process of creating the plan, which has been months in the making, and which has been led by Moab’s Sustainability Director Rosemarie Russo, over complaints that Russo has failed to lead a cohesive process for drafting the plan or to amply account for officials’ feedback during its writing.
A City of Moab crew working downtown and armed with heavy blowers and an industrial vacuum pick up countless leaves on a cool afternoon.
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.