Monday, October 29, 2007

Orem city council candidates worry about UVU growth

UVSC's transition to UVU, and the expansion and traffic that will come with that transition, seems to be on the minds of Orem's six city council candidates.

Orem City Council candidates say growth, UVSC are top concerns
(Salt Lake Tribune, October 29 2007)

The Pipeline spoke recently to one of the candidates, UVSC employee Brent Sumner, who said that during his door-to-door campaigning many campus neighbors say UVSC's growth is their number one concern.

Student housing also seems to be a concern among most of the candidates. With enrollment expected to rise to 40,000 students, according to some particularly rosy estimates, providing housing is going to be a huge issue. Candidate Mark Seastrand wants to restrict student housing to those complexes to the west side of I-15 (think Parkway Crossing).

By the way...candidate Carl Hernandez's campaign manager is UVSC VP Val Hale...we thought you should know.

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