Fiber for American Fork: My Statement at the Hearing

Introductory Chatter I’ve been so busy with work that I almost forgot about last night’s hearing before the regular American Fork City Council meeting, about the possibility of bonding to build a citywide fiber optic utility. (LightHub Fiber is the name to remember.) Someone mentioned it the night before, or … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork, Part 3: Responses to 22 Concerns and Objections

This is the third of my planned blog posts about a proposal the American Fork City Council is studying to extend fiber optic connectivity to every residence and business in American Fork as a utility. It’s not on the November ballot, but incumbent candidates will cast key votes as city … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork, Part 1: What’s Proposed

(And Who Am I to Write About It?) American Fork, Utah, is considering establishing fiber optic service to every residence and business in the city as a public utility, as permitted by Utah Code 10-8-14. Here we’ll discuss the proposal itself, and I’ll tell you how I learned enough to … Read More …

2019 American Fork City Council Candidates

There are six American Fork City Council candidates in the 2019 election, running for three seats. Terms are four years. Since there’s no need for a primary election to narrow the field to two candidates per available seat, we’ll have only the general election on Tuesday, November 5. So even … Read More …

Clark Taylor Joins American Fork City Council

On January 9 the American Fork City Council appointed Clark Taylor to fill the vacancy Brad Frost left on the council when he was sworn in as mayor the previous week, after winning in the November election. Frost was two years into his second term on the council, so the … Read More …

David’s Handy Little (General) Election Guide, 2017

Here on my thoughts on the races on my November 2017 general election ballot. US House of Representatives, Utah District 3 In the special election to fill the latter half of former Congressman Jason Chaffetz’s term, there are three candidates of note. Provo Mayor John Curtis is a sterling example … Read More …

American Fork Candidates Q&A – Part 6 – Resident Concerns, Hindsight, More

As before, I sent all the candidates the same questions. That was about two weeks ago. I’ve had two responses. If more arrive, I’ll happily post them. In case you don’t already know, mayoral candidates Brad Frost and Carlton Bowen are on the November general election ballot in American Fork. Kyle Barratt, Barbara … Read More …

David’s Notes and Commentary: October 7 City Council Debate

Audio recordings of the October 7 city council debate in American Fork are available here, separated by question. The American Fork Chamber of Commerce also posted a single, long video recording of the event. This post is not intended to substitute for listening or watching, nor is it a play-by-play. … Read More …

American Fork City Council Debate Audio – October 7, 2017

Here is audio from the October 7, 2017, city council debate in American Fork. The mayoral candidates were not present but sent short statements to be read; they are included below. This post has just the questions and the audio, with no attempt to summarize responses, no fact checking, and … Read More …

Meet American Fork City Council Candidates

Our best opportunity to meet and grill American Fork’s four city council candidates is tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 6, at 9:30 a.m. It’s provided by the American Fork Chamber of Commerce (thanks!), and hosted by American Fork Hospital (thanks!) in their comfortable Education Room. Neither mayoral candidate is able to … Read More …