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V Sthe n zi r r s x r r i CPo Rain??? w lr r Vol. 34 No. 9 Friday, October 25, 1974 Oeden Utah 84403 Decreasing showers Saturday. Becoming fair with a little warmer days and cooler nights Sunday and Monday. College gives facts on Land Use Act by Melinda Sowerby Managing Editor On November 5, Utah voters will go to the polls to decide the fate of the Utah Land Use Act. According to Ronald Smout, director of the department of Continuing Education, the act has become "an emotional issue" and the students should be informed of the facts. Weber State College is involved in educating the voting public about this bill. All Utah colleges are binding together to get the public educated. This act was produced by the Utah State legislature during their 1974 budget session. It calls for "the only use and development of land and related natural resources and to protect and preserve the public and private interests in such land and resources for the benefit of present and future generations." It further states "the achievement of such a policy requires that the state assume a more positive role in encouraging, assisting and coor-' dinating land use planning within local jurisdictions." Zoning ordinances is an example of land use planning. A larger aspect lies in the setting aside of national parks. Zoning accepted Some sort of zoning has been accepted by society as necessary, however many people fear too much planning. Rigid regulations by government which would minimize or even destroy property rights. Smout stated that proponents of the bill felt that there was a misuse of the land, so a commission was formed on land and land use. This commission determined the needs of the state as they saw them and submitted them to the legislature. He said that proponents felt that land use was more than a local concern because many times local agencies do not plan any use for the land. He cited the example of the Supreme Court giving the Great Salt Lake to the state. He said there was no board or agency that could handle the mining rights and other uses of the lake on a local level. The growth of the population in Eastern Utah was also mentioned by Smout as reasons for passing the act. Population growth Smout stated that the population was growing by 15,000 a year due to the fuel industry. He said that there was no way to plan for that type of growth on a local level. Smout added that the residents of that area went to the state to ask for help in planning for the population problem. Finally, Smout mentioned the watersheds of the Wasatch range which stretch across three counties. He said the watersheds could be destroyed by overuse of the land. Opponents of the bill point out that it only adds one more government agency to a government already too filled with bureaucrats. They also say that the program will be federally funded and therefore it will be taking power away from the local level. Restrict future Another claim made by the op-ponants of the bill is that it will restrict the next generation in their choice of what to do with land. Opponants say that the bill is "written poorly." According to Smout, the program was written with help from the federal government. He said that there were some federal funds involved but that most of the funds were local. He said that money was being taken out of a general fund. The total money, $306,000, was already available and would not be taken from taxpayers money. Smout stated that any person or organiation desiring more information pertaining to the Land Use Act could contact the division of Continuing Education (at ext. 481 or in the student personnel building of the campus. Z X 1 I y ' FIREWORKS LIGHT UP the sky over Weber State College blazing into the blackness of the night. The display was part of the Homecoming activities and was held on Tuesday night. (Photo by Dianne Sheldon) Royalty named by studentbody; three reign over homecoming Jana Johnson was crowned Homecoming queen during a stomp held last Tuesday evening. Kelly Parker and Pam Bodily were named first and second at-tendents respectively. ft i " i : Ti i , , 1 H V r JANA JOHNSON, HOMECOMING Queen with her escort Craig Paul are joined by Reed Zaugg with Kelly Parker and David Wagman with Pam Bodily. Johnson and her attendents were named Homecoming royalty at a stomp held Tuesday evening. (Photo by Ken Oka) The three, selected from a field of 10 finalists and some write-in candidates have reigned over all Homecoming activities. Tomorrow the three will ride in the Homecoming parade which begins at 11 a.m. at 21st and Washington Boulevard. They will also participate in halftime activities during the football game which begins at 1 :30 p.m. Johnson, a junior majoring in Fashion Design was sponsored by Otyokwa Sorority. Among her goals in life were to further her education on the west coast after obtaining her bachelors degree at Weber. Parker, also a junior majoring in Cosmetology, was sponsored by Promontory Tower. A native of McGill, Nevada, she is a cont. on page 5 Classes called off There will be no classes held on Monday, October 28. The Veteran's Day holiday is the reason for the cancellation of classes. All schoolwork will resume on Tuesday.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1974-10-25, Vol. 34, No. 9|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College; A generous grant from the Utah State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|