OUR VIEW: Want our votes? Prove it
Published: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013 13:10
The Logan mayoral race should be higher on the priority list of all students who live off campus, especially those who rent homes.
Both candidates want to win the student vote, and rightly so; there are about 1,700 of us who could cast a vote in the race.
The problem is that neither candidate seems eager to bring up much legislation that will make it easier for students to find inexpensive, high-quality housing, nor do they seem very sympathetic to students who lose their parking spots during the winter months.
Our advice? Let them hear about your concerns.
They need to know they can’t just push students around and hit us with hefty $80 booting fees every time they send snow plows around our neighborhoods and expect us to not do anything about it. They need to change zoning laws to make it lawful for more than three unrelated students to live together in a house in any area of the city, not just certain zones.
They need to know that we are the future of this state, university and community, and we are not to be trifled with, taken advantage of, or discriminated against.