Sherrie Hall Everett was consistently the most prepared, the most knowledgeable and the most proactive in plans to address major issues like housing, 820 North traffic, west side growth, taxes, transit, and smart economic development.
While her personality is not as smooth as Provo’s seasoned and current Mayor John Curtis or as approachable as Kaufusi, she is a straight shooter, and we respect that. Perhaps her biggest obstacle — her position as co-vice chair on Utah Transit Authority’s Board of Directors — could become a great asset to the city. We see her inner knowledge of the good, bad and ugly of UTA as a benefit if she were to lead Provo. She would surely know how the citizens should best navigate this organization, and others, as continued growth comes. After all, it is fortunate that we have had a strong, local voice that has been able to influence UTA to make necessary changes, and to increase transparency in an organization with a reputation problem here.
Hall Everett sees the projected growth of our city as an opportunity. This is a valuable outlook that will position Provo as a continued leading government among neighboring cities that are asking how they can slow down growth or prevent it.
This election, voters simply have a choice between bad, better and best.
And we believe Hall Everett will be able to hit the ground running and effectively fill the responsibilities of mayor, immediately and the best out of the candidates.
—Excerpts from the Editorial published October 22, 2017