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Wednesday, August 27, 2008 HB40, Transparency in Government, Nonprofits & Elections   Volume 4 Issue 8  
CONTENTS
The People Have Spoken
A Municipal Perspective to the Issue of Townships, Annexations and Incorporations
Government By the People
Utah Intergovernmental Roundtable 2008 Annual Summit
The Time is Right for Government Transparency
Nonprofits and Elections
Playing Second Fiddle in the Pyramid
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Medical Malpractice, Supported Employment, Nonprofits
July 30, 2008
E-governance, Prenatal Care in Utah
June 25, 2008
Governance, State Budget Reports
May 29, 2008
Childhood Obesity, Stadium Funding, Local Economic Development
April 30, 2008
State Rankings, Healthcare Legislation
March 26, 2008

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The People Have Spoken
by Mayor Peter Corroon, Salt Lake County

The people have spoken. Not all of the people and they haven’t addressed all of the issues, but for the most part, property owners and residents in the unincorporated areas and our six townships appear to be content living in the unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County with county government serving as their local municipal government.
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A Municipal Perspective to the Issue of Townships, Annexations and Incorporations
by Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities and Towns

Over the past few years there has been significant discussion regarding the issue of perpetuating unincorporated townships or allowing such areas to either be annexed into existing cities or incorporating on their own.
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Government By the People
Citizens’ Role in Developing Public Policy
by Craig Nielson, CPPA

The activism evidenced in county residents’ involvement in the formulating policies that will be implemented when HB 40 sunsets reminds us that our country is steeped in a political tradition of government not only of the people and for the people, but also by the people. Nevertheless, the extent to which citizens should participate in the formulation of public policy still feels like unfamiliar territory to many.
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Utah Intergovernmental Roundtable 2008 Annual Summit
Save the date for a discussion of Utah’s health system reform

October 2, 2008
8:00am - 3:00pm
Salt Lake City Downtown Hilton
This years topic features a discussion of Utah’s health system reform: Issues, Implementation, and Impact

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Playing Second Fiddle in the Pyramid
by Tricia Jack, CPPA

I sing in a women’s vocal group. There are 12 of us, divided into three parts: first soprano, second soprano and alto. When we are in harmony, it is exhilarating. When we are not, it’s awful. As in most choirs, the first sopranos think they are better than everyone else (of course, anyone who sings first soprano will disagree.)
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The Time is Right for Government Transparency
by W. David Patton, PhD,CPPA Director

David Patton, CPPA's director takes a look at new initiatives and ideas from around the nation and the world. This month's idea: Government Transparency.
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Nonprofits and Elections
by Don Gomes, Executive Director, Utah Nonprofits Association

Are nonprofit organizations the “sleeping giants” of the democratic process? There’s much to support this idea. Credibility, trust, and access to potential voters who have often been underrepresented in the electoral process are strong credentials.
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