Cache County Executive David Zook was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program last week. During his interview, he praised the accessibility of lawmakers in Utah and how they are responsive to their constituents.
Zook also spoke about a recent economic study that was commissioned by the Cache County Water District, which highlighted the importance of agriculture in the local economy and its dependence on water. He emphasized that this is not just limited to Cache Valley but also extends to the Bear River region, which is a larger area.
In addition, Zook discussed some of the bills he is keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One of his priorities is Representative Dan Johnson’s project for a new American Welcome Center, which aims to add about 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Another project Johnson is working on is for Little Lambs, which seeks to get about $3 million for a new facility in their community.
Zook also mentioned that transportation bills are high on their priority list, including money to work on the South Valley corridor and an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165. Lastly, he highlighted that the West Cache corridor is also a significant priority for them.