2021 American Fork Election Results

It will be a couple of weeks before the numbers are official — the key word is canvass — but even last-minute mail-in ballots won’t change the election results in American Fork’s 2021 municipal election. Mayor Brad Frost won a second term, defeating challenger Tim Holley with about 79% of … Read More …

David’s 2021 American Fork Election Guide

This week I received my mail-in ballot for the 2021 American Fork municipal election. Today, more swiftly than usual, I offer my handy, unapologetically opinionated guide for local voters. On the ballot are a mayoral race, a city council race, and one proposition. (I have no idea why they call … Read More …

On Renewing the PARC Tax

Cards on the table: I plan to vote yes on renewing the PARC tax for ten more years. In this post I’ll explain. I’ll also list and respond to some of the reasons I hear for opposition or skepticism about its renewal. (We’re on the opinion and analysis side of … Read More …

2021 Election: City Council and Mayoral Candidate Audio

Thursday saw American Fork mayoral and city council candidates gather to discuss their merits as candidates and their views of numerous issues. The American Fork Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, and the president of its board, Seth Holdaway, moderated. The audience numbered about sixty — more that we usually … Read More …

Candidates in American Fork’s 2021 Municipal Election (updated 10/6/21)

Two candidates filed to be mayor of American Fork, Utah; three filed for two available seats on the American Fork City Council. There will be no 2021 municipal primary election in American Fork. … Read More …

Fiber for American Fork, Part 6: New Thoughts and Closing the Loop

I last posted about American Fork City’s proposed citywide fiber optic utility about three weeks ago. At the time I had some unresolved, long-standing concerns (though I have favored the proposal since before it went public). Since then, I’ve read some documents, including the City’s service agreement with LightHub Fiber, … Read More …

American Fork Election Results

If you’ve been waiting patiently, watching for American Fork election results to appear here, I apologize. Election Day was very nearly two weeks ago, and the results in American Fork weren’t close enough to worry that they might change as the last mail-in and provisional votes trickle in, until the … Read More …

David’s Last-Minute Little Election Guide, 2019 American Fork Edition

Tuesday, November 5, is Election Day. Of more practical importance, for American Fork, today (Monday, November 4) is the last day to mail your mail-in ballot. (Otherwise you’ll have to deliver it tomorrow, following instructions which came with your ballot.) This post comes a little late, to be sure, but … Read More …

American Fork Ballot: Fire Station Bond Issue

One of the items on American Fork voters’ ballots right now is the question of approving a general bond issue in an amount up to $8.5 million, to purchase land for a new fire station in the northeast quadrant of the city, to build that station, and to purchase land … Read More …