Sen. Wayne Niederhauser, R-Sandy has introduced SB243 that would block any city or county in the state from designating any area a historic district for the next year. Niederhauser is pushing the bill in response to the current battle over the proposed Harvard-Yale historic district in SLC.

Niederhauser represents Sandy and Draper; nowhere near the east bench community close to downtown SLC. It seems to me if the residents were that upset about it, they’d convince their own representatives to work toward this end. I’m sure it has nothing to do with Niederhauser’s occupation as a real estate developer.

And, I suppose Niederhauser will reverse his position on all the anti-Fed bills making their way around the hill. Surely he can’t support telling the federal government to back off and leave the state alone when he’s authoring bills allowing the state to meddle in what are clearly local municipality affairs. Well, actually he can. He is a legislator in the state of Utah, so hypocrisy is the name of the game in all matters.

Congrats, Senator Niederhauser, for stealing the “Douche of the Week” crown from Rep. Christensen. Well played.


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