Saturday, March 28, 2020

Questions and Answers from Email

Subject: A few questions for you

1. What do you think are some of the biggest issues facing Salt Lake County currently?
2. Do you support continuing efforts to repeal the law allowing signatures?  Would you fight for caucus only or would you accept the current system as is?
3. How will you support local cities?  In what ways could communication between cities and the county be improved?
4. What should be done with Unified Police and Fire?  Should that continue to be on the county level or should that be disbanded in favor of more local institutions?
5. What will you do to keep an ear open to the people and make sure they know how to communicate with you?
1. growth, taxes, transportation, water, air, crime

2. Yes. I have been heavily involved in fighting against 2014 SB 54. I was one of just a few that spoke in the committee against it. I was not in the legislature in 2014, but in 2015 I ran a bill to put it on hold. 

I was part of a group that was fighting count my vote the first time and again the 2nd time. I also wrote 3 op-eds on this.

3. I was the only person that was a candidate and there were no county council members that even came to the recent town hall meetings at the metro Copperton and Kearns. Not only does there need to be better listening with more public town halls, we need better communication to the cities and towns by going to them.

4. I was not a fan of United Police and Fire. If I could have it go away, I would. It may not be possible with the current situation. I will look further. 

5. I had Regular public town halls. Not just 3 a year during the legislative session. I sent invites to all active voters. I plan to do that again with the larger area.

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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Fred C Cox for SLco Council 2 Town Hall Meetings

Fred C Cox for SLco Council 2 Town Hall Meetings

The following Town Hall Meetings have been scheduled. More will follow, along with Meet the Candidate Meetings scheduled by the County Party and others. 

The format for these Town Hall Meetings will be an introduction of the candidate, with the bulk of the meeting for questions and answers. The format will be informal.

There is one rule: Respect. Those that are liberal or conservative or anywhere in between are welcome. Meetings are nonpartisan and are open, but are especially for those that live in the SLco Council District 2 area. It is not just for Republican Party County Delegates, while past, potential and current county delegates are encouraged to attend.

Meetings are at the Main Meeting Room for each location, unless noted. The meeting may be delayed a few minutes for setup after the previous group has left or the building is opened. This time of year meeting rooms are well used.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:45pm to 8:45pm. Start time 7pm
Magna SLco Library,  2675 S 8950 W, Magna, UT 84044

Saturday, March 14, 2020, 12:00pm to 12:45pm.  Start time Noon
Magna SLco Library,  2675 S 8950 W, Magna, UT 84044

Saturday, March 21, 2020,  2:30pm to 3:45pm. Start time 2:30pm

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 10:15am to 11:45am, Start Time 10:15am

The end of 2019 and the beginning on 2020, I was the original sponsor (of 5) for the Utah 2019 Tax Referendum. Working with voters throughout the state, both liberal, conservative, and everything in between, and as volunteers, we were able to gather over 170,000 signatures in 29 counties, exceeding the 116,000 required signatures in 15 counties. Because of the success of our team, the Legislature and the Governor repealed 2019 SB 2001, instead of facing the backlash of the voters this fall.

I believe we must stand up and be heard or watch our constitutionally protected rights disappear. We can't continue to let government take over our lives.