Thanks For Your Support

Thanks For Your Support
Posted on 05/01/2017

By Councilmember Tee Tyler

It has been my honor and privilege to represent District 4 of Cottonwood Heights for a good part of the past decade.

As I enter the final year of my second term, I have decided not to seek re-election. My reasons for this decision are personal, and do not take away my feelings of appreciation and love for this great city we all call “home.” 

Having had the chance to rub shoulders with a great mayor, dedicated effective fellow city council members, two experienced and valued city managers and a city staff second to none, I will be forever grateful. I believe few, if any citizens of any city in the country are being better served and watched over by their local government. These people care about you and want the best for all of us.

In deciding not to seek another term, I have come to realize that no one person has all the answers. I am confident that numerous individuals residing in District 4 of Cottonwood Heights can and should have the opportunity I have had of representing our neighborhoods in the legislative process of our city’s government. Their voice, echoing the voice of the District 4 citizens, is valued and needed on a seemingly never-ending stream of issues facing our city. As my time representing you ends, I am hopeful that many of you will consider stepping up and running for this position.

There is much more to do. In the two citizen surveys that our city has conducted since incorporation (first by Dan Jones & Associates in 2009 and Y2Analytics in 2016), our city council learned of the issues that score high on your priority list. Those priorities include:

Keeping us safe (police and fire protection)

Providing quality open space (parks and trails)

Providing needed public works (roads, snowplowing, road maintenance, weed removal, tree trimming, etc.)

These three items and more have been addressed and will continue to be planned and administered by your local government. They are important to us all. 

In the coming months and years, we encourage every citizen to share your ideas with the city council on how Cottonwood Heights can improve in these areas.

Again, citizen comments are accepted at city council meetings at City Hall, on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7 p.m. We want to know what you are thinking.

As I serve out my second term on your city council to the end of 2017, I want to express a sincere “Thank you” for the support you have shown me and your support for Cottonwood Heights, Utah.