Confirmed: Mitt Romney headed to Park City this week
The Secret Service and local law enforcement agencies confirmed on Wednesday Mitt Romney will be traveling to Park City later this week, a campaign trip that had been expected for several weeks.
Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter said the Police Department will be involved in the security operation from Thursday until Sunday. He said an undisclosed number of officers will be assigned to the operation.
Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said the Secret Service contacted the Sheriff’s Office within the last few days about the upcoming trip. He declined to discuss the number of deputies who will assist.
It was not clear how long Romney plans to be in Park City.
The Secret Service agent in charge of the Salt Lake City office, Michael Mantyla, declined to discuss whether Romney will be in Park City for more than one day.
Mantyla said the Secret Service does not anticipate any roads will be closed and said he expects little impact on the community.
A spokesperson for Stein Eriksen Lodge, one of the places where Romney could hold an event, said the lodge as of the middle of Wednesday afternoon was unable to disclose information about whether an event is planned there.
A critic of a Park City workforce or otherwise affordable housing project in Old Town said he is considering an appeal of the Park City Planning Commission’s approval of the development.