News / 

Good Neighbors

Save Story

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

When it comes to neighborliness, KSL prefers the approach of the Salt Lake City Council to that of Mayor Rocky Anderson.

Council members Tuesday unanimously adopted a three-page policy statement expressing “appreciation to our neighbors . . . for their many contributions to the greatness of Salt Lake City.”

With its statement, the council is wisely distancing itself from imprudent comments made by the outspoken mayor in his annual State of the City address. Anderson needlessly offended many neighboring commuters, especially from Davis County, by saying he didn’t want them to “increase our city’s traffic, further foul our air, undermine the quality of our lives and make us sick simply because of the choices they make about where they live and how they get around.”

That’s not the way to win friends. As the City Council reminds us, 20 percent of the state’s entire workforce commutes each weekday to jobs located within the City’s boundaries. They bring vitality to the capital city. And Salt Lake City could hardly function without the tax revenue generated by their presence.

KSL compliments City Council members for speaking out and clarifying what we believe is the neighborly view held by most of the capital city’s residents. It’s unfortunate Mayor Anderson, the City’s most vocal and visible spokesman, chose another approach.

Most recent News stories


Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast