Lawmakers agree to end legal fight over UTA board member
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah County Commission and Utah Gov. Gary Herbert agreed to end their legal fight.
The Deseret News reports the commission voted Monday to put forth a new nominee to the Utah Transit Authority’s new board. Herbert later Monday accepted the nomination, and county leaders promised to drop their lawsuit.
That new nominee: Kent Millington, former chairman of the Utah Transportation Commission.
Utah County Commission Chairman Nathan Ivie says county leaders and the governor arrived at Millington as a “consensus name that we feel like fit the needs” of both Utah and Tooele counties.
Utah County leaders last month filed a lawsuit against the governor after he rejected both of the county’s nominees to the Utah Transit Authority’s new board, meant to overhaul the scandal-riddled agency.
Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com