Monday, February 01, 2010

House Bill 218: Live Audio From This Morning's Committee Session

Today's committee discussion of Rep. Froerer's HB 218 bill is inexplicably taken off-calender by the bill's House sponsor

For those closely following the ongoing Powder Mountain brouhaha, and as a followup to our WCF article of 1/29/10, we're semi-pleased to offer a pre-recorded audio link to this morning's 8:30 a.m. House Government Operations Committee hearing, wherein Rep. Gage Froerer's H.B. 218 (Municipal Disincorporation Revisions) had been the third item on the committee's agenda:
realPlayer Audio
MP3 Audio
Listen Up , Folks! Listen to the part where HB 218's own sponsor takes his own bill off today's committee calender!

Update 2/1/10 8:48 a.m.: According to the audio, Rep. Froerer has requested that agenda item #3 be moved back on the calender. Unfortunately, It's now unclear whether he's taken the matter entirely off-calender for re-scheduling on another date, or simply moved it to the back of today's calender.

Update 2/1/10 11:00 a.m.: Having listened to the full audio podcast, we'll confirm that Rep. Froerer's H.B. 218 matter has been removed from today's committee calender on sponsor Gage Forerer's own motion, without an even on-the-record rescheduling to a later date. We'll update this article as soon as possible, once we've had an opportunity to speak with Rep. Froerer for an explanation of his reasoning and rationale concerning this.

We're also pleased to note that our friends at Ogden Valley Forum have now sounded off on this subject, with their own call to action, directed toward their own OVF reasdership.


ozboy said...

Told you so!

This bill will never become law. It is gruel for the masses in Ogden Valley to make them think that Froerer is really representing them. He doesn't, he, like most republican legislators in Utah, represents and does the bidding of the GOP leadership. The GOP leadership takes care of their own, the realtors, developers and other society rapists.

suspicious said...

I'm guessing the Powder Mountain Developers requested more time to complete their dog-and-pony-show committee presentaion. Did Froerer take the matter off-calender to placate the legislative real estate interests, or the Utah Association of Realtors?

Something smells very funny here indeed.

toastmaster said...

Froerer had better get this bill passed, by hook or crook, before the end of the 2010 session.

Otherwise he's "toast" in the 2010 general election.

Machster said...

His puppet master, Chris Kyler, CEO and CFO of the Utah Association of Realtor's, has already given our not so illustrious "Representative" political cover. And no doubt a credible excuse for delaying indefinitely Froerer's bill.

We just have not been exposed to it yet.

Some people can not be trusted except to Grand Stand and proffer bogus legislation which never goes anywhere.

Curmudgeon said...

What happened? Utah Association of Realtors leave a horse's head in Froerer's bed last night?

Curmudgeon said...

[For explanation of "horse's head" ref. above, click here.]

Danny said...


Gage Froerer is STILL Gage Froerer!

blackrulon said...

Why do I have the feeling that the only written comment that will be considered will be campaign contributions?

RudiZink said...

Chalk it up to your oen good instincts, Blackrulon, and an obvious recognition of the weaknesses in our so-called "democratic" political system.

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