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- Quality Growth Efficiency Tools (QGET)
planning in Utah began with the Growth Summit in 1995, a conference
sponsored by legislative leadership and the governor intended to
result in legislative solutions to the growth challenges facing
the state. Over 60 proposals suggesting ways to manage the state's
growth were submitted. The Summit resulted in a 10-year transportation
improvement plan for the state.
- In 1996,
the Governor created the
Utah Critical Lands Committee. This Committee supported numerous
open space projects and developed educational materials describing
the tools and techniques for open space conservation.
- In 1997,
the state partnered with Envision
Utah, a public/private community partnership dedicated to
studying the effects of long term growth, creating a publicly
supported vision for the future, and advocating the necessary
strategies necessary to achieve this vision. Governor Leavitt
is the Honorary Co-Chair of Envision
Utah. The Quality Growth Efficiency
Tools (QGET) Technical Committee was formed.
- The Utah
Quality Growth Commission was created by the Utah Quality
Growth Act of 1999 to address the challenges and opportunities
growth brings to Utah.
Quality Growth Efficiency Tools (QGET) Technical Committee
seeks to improve the quality of information available to plan
for Utah's future.
- The QGET
Technical Committee consists of technical representatives
from state and local government, as well as the private sector.
These representatives analyze growth issues related to demographics,
economics, transportation, air quality, land use, water availability,
and infrastructure costs. The Governor's
Office of Planning and Budget coordinates QGET's work.
- QGET has
partnered with Envision
Utah to provide the technical support necessary to analyze
a baseline future, other alternatives, and, now, the Quality
Growth Strategy. Envision
Utah is a public/private community partnership dedicated to
studying the effects of longterm growth in the 10-county Greater
Wasatch Area. The partnership was formed in 1997 and the membership
includes over 100 partners from the business, academic, conservation,
local and state government, and religious communities.
Utah's purpose is to create and be an advocate for a publicly
supported growth strategy that will preserve Utah's high quality
of life, natural environment, and economic vitality. During the
past three years, Envision
Utah has directed many activities, including an in depth values
study, baseline analysis, over 100 public workshops, scenario
development and analysis, a million dollar public awareness campaign,
and the development and analysis of a quality growth strategy.
Envision Utah has its
own staff and operates mostly with private funds and no direct
state financing, but much of its technical work has been prepared
by the QGET Technical Committee.
- QGET's work
is not limited to the immediate, short-term requirements of the
Envision Utah visioning
process. QGET is fundamentally a statewide effort devoted to meaningful,
longterm improvements in the state's ability to make informed
decisions about the future.
Baseline Scenario - May 2003
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What's New in DEA:
Congratulations to Kimberly K. Hood who was appointed Executive Director of the Department of Administrative Services and to Richard Ellis, who is now the Chief Deputy State Treasurer with the Treasurer's Office.
GOPB is located at Suite 210, Utah State Capitol Complex, East Office Building, P.O. Box 142210 - Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2210 - Telephone 801 538-1027 - Fax 801 538-1547
The Resource Development Coordinating Committee (RDCC) is back on Capitol Hill, located in the State Office Building in Room 5110, along with the Public Lands Policy Coordination Office (PLPCO) and Archaeological Permitting.