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Reed M. Richards

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Local Address:  Ogden , Utah , United States
Weber County Sheriff's Office

Employment History

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  • Ogden High School
  • law degree
  • master's , business administration
  • accounting degree
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Reed Richards Encourages ..., 2 Oct 2014 [cached]
Reed Richards Encourages Vote for R.A.M.P. Tax
FARR WEST - Cities throughout Weber County have reaped the benefits of the Recreation Arts Museums and Parks funds over the past 10 years, according to Reed Richards, who recently visited the Farr West city council to encourage residents to renew the tax in the Nov. 4 election.
Richards said the concept of the RAMP tax, funded through 1 cent per $10 of sales tax, won't continue unless the public votes to continue it.
Richards said the tax costs families $12 per year on average.
He said RAMP funds have helped pay for hiking trails and bridges, playgrounds, restrooms at parks and the Ice Sheet, as well as music and dance performances and exhibits at museums. He said it has funded summer Saturdays, where thousands of children have been able to attend places like the Dinosaur Park and Children's Museum free of charge on the free Saturdays.
Giving a huge boost to the RAMP funds are matching funds from cities as well as time and money that is donated. Richards said this in effect more than doubles the RAMP funds.
According to Richards, RAMP counsel and former Weber County attorney, about ? of the funds go to cultural activities. He said Weber County has a trail system now that is unmatched anywhere, with 450 miles of trails, many of which are now connected. He said RAMP funds helped with the Sports Complex at Weber State University, and RAMP was able to contribute $2 million to the Hill Air Force Base museum.
"Weber County has a national reputation for quality of life based on the amenities," said Richards. He said each city in the county receives $5,000 automatically and can apply for more RAMP funds.
Councilman Boyd Ferrin says Farr West is hoping for funds to help with the Smith Family Park.
Richards said the RAMP fund has helped Marriott-Slaterville with $980,000 over the last 10 years while Farr West received $50,000.
Appriss Inc., 8 June 2004 [cached]
The ability to locate criminal violators is often the most challenging part of the investigative process," said Reed Richards, chair of the Utah Council on Victims of Crime and public relations coordinator for the Utah Sheriffs' Association.
The proposal is coming from the ... [cached]
The proposal is coming from the Utah Association of Counties and the Utah Sheriffs' Association, the latter of which features former Weber County Attorney Reed Richards as its lawyer. Richards was once chief criminal deputy to Utah's attorney general.
Joining Richards in pitching the proposal to the subcommittee were eight county sheriffs, including Weber Sheriff Terry Thompson, as well as three Utah Department of Corrections administrators and Weber County Commissioner Jan Zogmeister.
"I'm calling it a use tax, although not everybody is," Richards said in an interview, meaning it will help offset the impact of alcohol abusers.
He cited a Weber State University study, completed in January, of the state's 29 county jails. That study shows 80 percent of the prisoners at the time had an alcohol problem.
The 80 percent weren't casual drinkers, Richards said, but rather were imbibers who had sought treatment or some kind of program for a drinking problem.
The 5 cents would apply to any 12-ounce serving of beer, whether retail, in clubs or from liquor stores, he said.
The approach was taken to the last session of the Legislature, he said, "but we didn't push it hard, just introduced the concept."
The funding of incarceration in counties for violations of state law "has been debated since the beginning of time," Richards said.
About seven years ago, the Legislature agreed by statute to fund 50 percent of the roughly $80-a-day cost of housing a state inmate in a county jail, he said. But the law said the 50 percent would be appropriated "subject to funding availability," Richards said, making the 50 percent rate flexible.
The total annual appropriation has varied over the years from $6 million, or about 18 percent, to the current figure of $11 million, or about 28 percent, he said.
The 5-cent tax's $14 million take would cover the 50 percent lawmakers agreed to, Richards said.
The funding is for "felony probation offenders" who could be sent to prison but are instead sentenced to county jails, he said.
They are separate from the category of inmates sentenced to state prison, then transferred to county jails because of overcrowding, which is handled by contract, Richards said.
"Support right now is hard to gauge," he said, with the proposal currently lacking a bill sponsor, but he added it's early yet for the January session of the Legislature.
Of some consolation may be that the tax is not a percentage, he said. The 5 cents would be tacked on whether the brew were a Heineken or Old Milwaukee. It's possible the 5 cents could be taken from existing tax revenues, he said, if there is too much fallout over a tax hike.
EXECUTIVE BOARD, 3 Oct 2010 [cached]
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER - Reed M. Richards Utah Sheriffs' Association Email:
Utah Sheriffs' Association - Information, 30 June 2003 [cached]
Reed M RichardsWeber County Sheirff's Office Phone: (801) 778-6616Fax: (801) 778-6668
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