Sen. Kitchen's Proposes Representation for Salt Lake City on the Utah Inland Port Authority Board

For Immediate Release

March 2, 2022


Contact:

Kennedie Starr

Utah Senate Minority Caucus

385-831-4132 | kstarr@le.utah.gov


Sen. Kitchen's Proposes Representation for Salt Lake City

on the Utah Inland Port Authority Board


SALT LAKE CITY – Today, Sen. Derek Kitchen proposed an amendment to H.B. 443, Utah Inland Port Authority Amendments, to strengthen representation on the Utah Inland Port Authority Board. “At a minimum, this critical project warrants basic representation from Salt Lake City,” said Sen. Kitchen. “When I served on the City Council, we fought hard to negotiate a seat at the table—H.B. 433 disregards a critical voice by taking that seat and more away.”

In addition to the board appointments individually designated by the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House, H.B. 433 requires a jointly appointed board member—with relevant business expertise—to be made by the President and Speaker. Sen. Kitchen’s amendment would allow the joint appointment to be made by the Mayor of Salt Lake City, or the Mayor's designee.



“The Authority Board approves major policy and financial decisions related to the Inland Port—impacted communities should be included on these important decisions at every step of the way. The Inland Port will impact Salt Lake City’s economic standing, the natural environment, and public health,” said Sen. Kitchen.


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