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Participation underwhelming as public comment period for Mountain Accord nears end

Posted at 7:59 PM, Apr 29, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY -- There are just two days left for people to weigh in on the Mountain Accord plan, but so far not many people have actually commented on the issue.

The Mountain Accord was put in place to plan for how the mountains and canyons east of the Salt Lake Valley and those in the Park City area will be managed for years to come. The plan focuses on transportation, recreation, the environment and the economy--and the deadline to offer public input is on Friday.

"Forward thinking is the reason that we've come together, and the public voice: I cannot underscore enough of how important it is that we hear from the public,” said Laynee Jones, a program manager for the Mountain Accord.

Mountain Accord leaders have presented a proposed blueprint, and now they are hoping to hear what people like and don't like about it. Click here to view the proposal and submit your comments.