That’s My Town

I stumbled across an interesting post about Baby Boomburbs as described in a new book from the Brookings Institute. “Boomburbs” are fast growing cities of more than 100,000 people which get lost in the shadows of their larger neighbors (so, anything within a 20 mile radius of New York City). “Baby Boomburbs” are similar except they have 50,00 to 100,000 residents. Normally I would have thought that this was academically interesting except that I had just read a story where the mayor of Lehi was quoted listing the population here as 45,000 (I had thought it was closer to 30,000). I don’t know how precise that 45,000 is, but it puts us close to the classification of “Baby Boomburb.” With our incessant growth we could reach 50,000 before the next census if 45K is anywhere close.

This makes me even more interested in what they had to say about these cities. I’d like to see what challenges they identify and how much that does or does nto align wtih the challenges that I have identified, or that the residents of Lehi seem tuned to right now.

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David is the father of 8 extremely organized children (4 girls / 4 boys) who is constantly seeking answers to tough questions related to parenting, education and politics while moonlighting for 40 hours each week as a technology professional. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and sports.

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  1. Thought some of you might get outraged by this:

    A bill to silence Christian thought and conservative thought radio is backed by Senator Robert Bennett. What will it take for Utah to fight!? This bill is being debated on the Senate floor TODAY, and our Senator previously voted for the bill.

    Check out the video “Teletubby and Moses get arrested” at the U.S. Capitol in this demonstration about the Homosexual Agenda and the consequences on freedom of speech. Go to http://publicadvocateusa.org/ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUBj51aLV1A

    This shows Public Advocate demonstrating in Washington, DC, protesting the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Protection Act (H.R. 1592), which would add sexual orientation to federal hate crimes statutes.

  2. David says:

    I consider it a matter of fairness on any discussion of actual bills to link to the text of the bill. I have located the text for the bill in question above.

    This is really not the topic of the post above, but if people are interested in my thoughts on the bill let me know and I will post my thoughts.

  3. Thank you, David. That’s a good point.

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