Recent estimates project Davis County’s population will grow by 50% in the next 30 years. That’s like adding two more cities the size of Layton to our population. This growth can’t be avoided. How we plan for it now will determine the quality of life our children and grandchildren enjoy. I don’t want all of our open spaces and farm land to disappear, roads to be clogged, or air to be more polluted.
The Role of the County
I will work with partners at the city and state level to ensure what we love about our communities is preserved while meeting the needs of current and future residents. Cities have complete control over zoning and land use within their boundaries, but the County still plays an important role in planning for regional growth. I will advise and support Davis County cities to explore more smart growth development.