Even if local governments stopped accepting applications for overnight rental developments, the Moab Valley could see up to a 38% increase in the number of available rooms and campground spots.
The Office of the Legislative Auditor General in a performance audit of several Utah counties’ use of tourism promotion funding determined that Grand County inappropriately spent Transient Room Tax money on a project at Canyonlands Field Airport that was completed in 2017.
The roof covering the building at 520 East and 100 North leaks like a colander. Ceiling tiles are missing. A few more are water-stained. The carpet is ripped and loose and handwritten notices taped to the floor warn visitors of the potential tripping hazards.
As expected, the Grand County Council in a special meeting held Monday, March 11 agreed to dedicate up to $19,000 in consultant fees that will go to a firm tasked with drafting a plan for future land uses.