During a recent interview on KVNU’s For the People program, Cache County Executive David Zook discussed his experiences working with local lawmakers. He praised their accessibility and openness to the people, stating that this is a characteristic of elected officials in Utah.
Zook also shared some insights on a recent economic study commissioned by the Cache County Water District and other organizations. One of the key findings was that agriculture remains a significant part of the local economy, and it wouldn’t be possible without access to water. Zook emphasized that this study applies not just to Cache Valley, but to the Bear River region as a whole.
In addition to discussing the economic study, Zook also commented on some bills that he is keeping an eye on during this legislative session. One of his top priorities is Representative Dan Johnson’s American Welcome Center project, which aims to add 5,200 square feet to the English Language Center and move CRIC (Cache Refugee and Immigrant Connection) there. Johnson is also working on another project for Little Lambs to secure $3 million for a new facility in their community.
Zook also mentioned several transportation bills that are high on their priority list, including funding for the South Valley corridor, an east-west connector between SR 89-91 and SR 165, and development of the West Cache corridor.