The mayors of South Jordan, Taylorsville and Herriman joined West Jordan Mayor Kim Rolfe at Sunset Ridge Middle School on Friday to announce their unified opposition to moving the state's largest correctional facility from Draper to a wheat farm.
"This really is the place for our state's future, it is not a place for a prison," Rolfe
told a gathering of reporters, residents, school district officials and city workers, shortly after the school day ended.
believes that review was shortsighted, failing to take into account ongoing negotiations with major corporations looking to move to the state, and the anticipated population growth.
fellow mayors all expressed confidence in the Prison Relocation Commission
, even as they asked the public to reach out to their elected leaders to respectfully voice their opposition.