Rep. Carl Albrecht Addresses Legislative Redistricting

From representative Albrecht, District 70

Legal redistribution

The Legislative Redistricting Committee met on August 16 to review the newly released 2020 U.S. census data and report showing how population shifts over the past decade will force changes to current district boundaries.

As the fastest growing state in the nation, Utah has grown 18.4 percent since 2010. However, not all areas of the state grew equally, hence the need for redistribution. In order to meet the constitutional requirements and to ensure fair representation, public officials must be elected from districts with approximately the same number of inhabitants.

The Legislative Redistricting Committee will tour the state in September and October to gather input, hear feedback, and review public maps. You can stay up to date by following the Legislative Redistricting Committee on social media (Twitter & Facebook) and visiting redistrict.utah.gov.

Read more about the legislator’s obligation to ensure that the redistribution is fair and transparent by clicking here or by watching a short video of the speaker available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ-TKOQKIRY can be found – https: // www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ-TKOQKIRY

Also, be sure to submit your own maps for review using the state-of-the-art map drawing tool at https://redistricting.utah.gov/maps/.

* The Legislative Redistricting Committee is coming to our area! This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and feedback. The public hearings in District 70 will be held on Wednesday, October 6 at 10 a.m. at Richfield High School and on Thursday, October 7 at 1 p.m. at USU Eastern in Price and in Moab at the Grand Center on October 6 at 6 p.m. pm District 70, as well as most rural districts, are in short supply according to the new census. District 70 must increase by about 6,500 inhabitants, which means that the existing District 70 will be expanded to include additional counties or parts of them. I am on this committee. Please call me if you have any questions.

Local government grant program

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), signed by President Biden in February, has allocated $ 1.4 billion to the state of Utah and $ 1.1 billion to local governments in Utah through the state and local financial recovery funds. In order to maintain our state’s long history of effectively managing government finances in spending those dollars, lawmakers passed HB 1004 during the special session and allocated $ 50 million of those funds to the Governor’s Planning and Budgetary Office (GOPB), to manage a local match scholarship program.

This program will help local governments spend their ARPA funds prudently and encourage proactive, collaborative, and regional planning to ensure taxpayers’ money is spent on projects that make the most difference to our communities. Local governments can apply for funds at gopb.utah.gov/localmatch. I am also active on this funding committee. Please call if you have any questions.

Utah students participate in the legislative process

Fifth graders from Saratoga Springs joined Rep. Jefferson Moss at the Capitol to learn about the legislative process. The Utah House Majority Caucus launched the program in June to help young students get involved in civics and learn about the state government. Contact your elected representative to get involved!

State Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA)

See the attached listing of funds received from SITLA in District 70. This trust fund donated $ 92.8 million to schools in Utah this year. The trust fund is now valued at $ 3.1 billion.

September interim meeting

Legislators will meet for grants and interim sessions at the State Capitol from September 14-15. These meetings are public and are a great way to learn about policies that affect you. Visit le.utah.gov for more information or to participate virtually.

Tribute to Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover

Hundreds of Utahners gathered at the Utah State Capitol to pay tribute to Staff Sgt. Taylor Hoover. Heads of State, family and friends of the fallen marine, comrades and several others attended the vigil and observed a minute’s silence.

We mourn the loss of Utah Marine Staff Sergeant Taylor Hoover along with the 12 other soldiers who paid the highest price in Afghanistan last week. We honor their selflessness and courage and send our love and prayers to loved ones. See the article at https://www.ksl.com/article/50231259/hundreds-pay-respects-to-fallen-utah-marine-in-state-capitol-vigil – https://www.ksl.com/ article / 50231259 / hundreds-pay-respect-to-fall-utah-marine-in-state-capitol-vigil

20th anniversary of 9/11

The Major Brent Taylor Foundation is hosting an interactive memorial museum experience highlighting the events of September 11, 2001. The event will take place September 9-11 at the Weber County Fairgrounds. The aim of the event is to serve as an educational meeting place that respectfully honors the events of September 11th and subsequent victims and contributions to the fight against terrorism. Click here to learn more.

Podcast

Head to our Spotify or Apple Podcasts to hear the latest podcast from the Utah House Majority covering topics from law reviews to redistributions.

Upcoming nationwide events

Utah State Fair 9-19 September
Brigham City Peach Days September 10-11
Dreamscapes- Immersive Art Exhibit (Salt Lake) Now through December Thursday-Sunday
Cedar Saturday Market (Cedar City) Every Saturday
Tuacahn Saturday Market Every Saturday
Tuacahn Amphitheater (St. George) open air theater shows now through October 21st
Downtown Farmers Market (Salt Lake City) Saturday June through October
Provo Farmers Market Saturdays now-October
Park City Farmers Market Wednesdays Now-October
Utah Shakespeare Festival (Cedar City) now-October

Reallocation of dates and times for public hearings

Grantsville
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
6 p.m.
Grantsville High School 155 Cherry Street, Grantsville, UT 84029

Ogden
Thursday, September 9, 2021
14 o’clock
Ogden Station Browning Theater 2501 Wall Avenue, Ogden, UT 84401

Logan
Thursday, September 9, 2021
19.00
Mount Logan Middle School 857 N 200 E, Logan, UT 84321

Orem
Monday, September 13, 2021
6 p.m.
Utah Valley University – Grande Ballroom 800 W University Parkway, Orem, UT 84058

Rose park
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
19 o’clock
North Star Elementary School 1545 Morton Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84116

Cedar City
Friday September 24th 2021
13 o’clock
Southern Utah University – Church Auditorium 351 W University Blvd, Cedar City, UT 84720

St. George
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10 am
Dixie State University – Zion Room 225 S University Avenue, St. George, UT 84770

Richfield
Wednesday 6 October 2021
10 am
Richfield High School 495 W Center St. Richfield, UT 84701

Moab
Wednesday 6 October 2021
6 p.m.
Grand Convention Center 182 N 500 W, Moab, UT 84532

price
Thursday, October 7th, 2021
1:00 PM
Utah State University – Eastern 300 E 500 N, Price, UT 84501

Spring
Friday 8th October 2021
10 am
Uintah Conference Center – Flaming Gorge Ballroom 313 E 200 S, Vernal, UT 84078

Parkstadt
Friday 8th October 2021
6 p.m.
Ecker Hill Middle School 1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City, UT 84060

Clear field
Wednesday October 13, 2021
6 p.m.
Clearfield High School 931 S 1000 E, Clearfield, UT 84015

Utah State Capitol
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
6 p.m.
30 house building

Utah State Capitol
Monday, November 1st, 2021
6 p.m.
30 house building

Utah State Capitol
Tuesday 9 November 2021
9 am
30 house building

Utah State Capitol
Wednesday November 10, 2021
9 am
30 house building

As always, I thank you for the opportunity to represent you in the Utah House of Representatives. Please contact me with any questions or concerns by phone or SMS at (435) 979-6578 or by email at [email protected].

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