‘I believe’ in Park City
April 3, 2009
Many of the people at Tuesday’s Vision Park City 2009 at The Yarrow filled out cards describing their opinions of the city, answering open-ended questions posed by the consultants who led the gathering.
The cards asked the Parkites to complete statements starting with phrases like "I believe that Park City" and "I worry that Park City."
The responses encompassed a range of issues that Park City grapples with, including growth and the resort industry.
One of the cards answering the question about worries mentioned the Statehouse, with the person writing that they are worried that Park City "is a target for the state legislature."
The Tuesday event happened the same day that Gov. Jon Huntsman signed into law a bill addressing the possibility of a hotel and movie studio at Quinn’s Junction. There is some local concern with the idea.
Some of the other responses, which were left anonymously, include:
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I believe that Park City:
"is a sacred place."
"is freakin beautiful."
"can become even more amazing."
"needs to appreciate the residents who are not wealthy."
I worry that Park City:
is "seeing more division from residents and resorts."
"will become so overbuilt + restrictive the fun will be gone."
"will become ‘Anywhere USA’"
"might be reaching its capacity."
Some well-known faces
The people who attended the Tuesday night Vision Park City 2009 event included government leaders, businesspeople and not-for-profit executives, among others. A few who were there:
Mayor Dana Williams
Park City Councilman Roger Harlan
Park City Councilman Jim Hier
Park City Councilwoman Candy Erickson
Park City Councilman Joe Kernan
Summit County Councilman John Hanrahan
Former Mayor Brad Olch
Park City Performing Arts Foundation Executive Director Teri Orr
Mountain Trails Foundation Executive Director Carol Potter
Activist and musician Rich Wyman
Sundance Institute Managing Director Jill Miller
Former Summit County Commissioner Gene Moser
Recycle Utah Executive Director Insa Riepen
North of Main developer Mark J. Fischer
Compiled by Jay Hamburger