Daniel Zappala: A proposed American Fork Canyon resolution

Today the Cedar Hills city council will be considering a resolution written by council member Trent Augustus regarding the American For Canyon. In this post I will explain why I have prepared a substitute resolution that I believe better protects American Fork Canyon and provides a vision the entire council can embrace. Background Preserving the American Fork Canyon wilderness area has emerged as a top priority for our residents in the last month. For background on this issue, please see my previous blog post on the American Fork Canyon Meeting…

Grassroots organization is fighting for Utah County representation over plans for American Fork Canyon development

A new Utah County grassroots organization is calling for Utah County residents and leaders to have a voice in plans for land development in American Fork Canyon. Preserve and Protect American Fork Canyon wants leaders, citizens, and interest groups from Utah County to be included in an ongoing multi-year initiative called Mountain Accord, as well as a related effort in Utah County called AFCVision. Mountain Accord currently includes leaders from other counties, but not Utah County, where American Fork Canyon is located. Willie Holdman, co-founder of Preserve and Protect, said,…