What's wrong in Eagle Mountain?

Something is amiss in Eagle Mountain. In the last 10 years, they've burned through eight mayors, none of them ever having served a full term. The latest one to be out of the office is now being criminally charged with misuse of public funds. What's going on over there? It's like they're trying to beat the turnover rate in Rocky Anderson's office.

It's not just the mayor's office either. Only two members of the city council have served full terms, and the city is in serious danger of running out of sewer capacity. They need a $5M facility to continue growing, yet the only funds for it right now are 10% of that, all from federal funds. How is it that a city can be this horribly mis-managed?

Let's hope the residents of Eagle Mountain can start exercising better judgement in the immediate future. Burning through elected officials like this is an embarrassment for any town, and Eagle Mountain has already made itself a laughingstock.

UPDATE (10-30-2006): The Deseret Morning News wonders what's up too.

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4 Responses

  1. Kris says:

    Boom town phenomena. I’m not sure the rate of growth in Eagle Mountain, but I assume it’s probably high. Rapid growth problems are typically manifest in infrastructure first. I wonder if the politics is because it hasn’t been around for long. *sigh* makes me wish I had gone to grad school. I would love to study rapid growth in newly established communities.

  2. Dirt says:

    Maybe it's because they're all inbred ploygamists ! *snort*

  3. Neeners says:

    Makes me wonder why we just signed the papers to build a house there! But I really think it is because they grew so quickly, and didn’t know how to handle it. I promise to do my best to beat into the heads of our neighbors out there the importance of good leadership.

  4. Shauna says:

    Oh no! Next time we trash-talk a town we’ll be sure to ask if anyone we like is moving there in the immediate future. No worries, though. Your move to Eagle Mountain can’t help but improve things there. 🙂

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