Utah's Quality Growth Commission - Statute
STATUTE: QUALITY GROWTH ACT OF 1999
SUMMARY OF HB 119
Due to rapid growth of population and housing in Utah, particularly within the greater Wasatch area, the increased costs of providing infrastructure to a growing population, and the disappearance of farm land and open space, the Governor and the Legislature passed and signed the "Quality Growth Act of 1999." This legislation creates new opportunities for local governments seeking to preserve open lands. The Act supports critical land conservation, home ownership, housing availability, efficient development of infrastructure and efficient use of land. The act applies to cities and counties on a purely voluntary basis, and mandates nothing.
Quality Growth Commission
The Quality Growth Commission has thirteen members who are appointed by the Governor and approved by the Senate. Staff services for the Commission are provided by the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget, and partially by local entities through the Utah Association of Counties and the Utah League of Cities and Towns. Membership of the Commission consists of:
- Two persons at the state government level, one of whom must be from the Department of Natural Resources.
- Six elected officials at the local level, three of whom must be nominated by the Utah Association of Counties and three of whom must be nominated by the Utah League of Cities and Towns.
- One person nominated by the Utah Home Builders Association.
- One person nominated by the Utah Association of Realtors.
- Two persons from the agricultural community, nominated by Utah farm organizations.
- One person selected from the private profit or nonprofit sector.
- Commission members are appointed to four year terms, with a limit of two consecutive terms of service.
- Positions on the Commission are unpaid.