Statements of Support

Provo City
Provo City Mayor John Curtis

“As a City we have made it clear that well-maintained neighborhoods that enrich the quality of life while maintaining their own unique sense of place are important to us. It’s vital to all of us that Provo’s neighborhoods offer families and individuals a safe and positive environment in which to interact and prosper.“

Provo City Council Member Kim Santiago

“It was just two years ago that Mr Hall’s son took me and two fellow Provo City Council Members on a tour of Novatek, their business in Southeast Provo. At the end of the tour he explained that Mr Hall had purchased most of the homes in the adjacent neighborhood and planned to purchase all of them so they could expand their business into that area. I expressed my disapproval of their plan and told them that single family neighborhood’s in Provo needed to be protected like an endangered species. My feelings on the matter have not changed, in fact they have only become stronger. Mr. Hall has since sold Novatek and I hope he will sell back these homes in the Pleasant View neighborhood and allow this area to remain a safe haven for families as it did when he was young.”

Provo City Council Member George Stewart

“As a former resident of the Pleasant View neighborhood I would add my support to the many who want to maintain this special neighborhood. It is a unique part of Provo’s character and history with wonderful residents and a place that offers families and all a safe place to live and for our family it was a great neighborhood in which to raise a family.”

Provo City Council Member David Knecht

“While there may be places in Provo or Utah Valley that would be well suited for this type of social experiment, I don’t believe the Pleasant View Neighborhood is the right place.”

Provo City Council Member Kay Van Buren

“Count on my support to support and protect this important neighborhood.”Provo City Council Member David Sewell
“I think it is very sad that one man envisions destroying a long established neighborhood and replacing it with a grand social experiment. The experiment should be conducted elsewhere in a place where there is support from the community that would be affected.”

Provo City Council Member Gary Winterton

“The Pleasant View neighborhood has always been a a jewel in our community. As I have driven through the neighborhood the homes and beauty of the neighborhood has always been impressive. People that have lived and now live in the neighborhood have been examples and truly blessed the community as a whole. I have always appreciated the neighborhood in working with the community as a whole for being willing to sacrifice some of their serenity for my welfare and benefit. I support the neighborhood in their efforts to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood they have worked so hard to preserve.”
Utah County Commission

Utah County Commissioner Bill Lee

“The Pleasant View neighborhood is a treasure not just to Provo, but also to Utah County. I stand with the neighborhood in voicing my support for keeping Pleasant View a community of single-family homes.”

Utah County Commissioner Gary Graves
As a county commissioner, I believe that government works best at a local level. Therefore, I will always support the cities, the mayor and city council members whenever necessary. I know that the residents of Provo have elected great people to represent them and I firmly stand with them. I love the neighborhoods and the feel that Provo has. This makes it one of the best places to be!
Utah Legislature

Utah Representative Dean Sanpei

“The Pleasant View Neighborhood is a treasure for Provo and the community. The zoning designation should not be altered in a way that reduces the availability of single family residences in the area. Provo is home to a diverse range of individuals and housing needs. The adequate availability of single family homes is absolutely critical – the Pleasant View Neighborhood is vibrant, healthy and must be preserved.”
Utah Senator, Candidate Curt Bramble

I moved to Utah 44 years ago to attend BYU. Because of the quality of life found in Provo, I decided that this is where I would plant my roots and raise our family. Part of the attraction are Provo’s family oriented neighborhoods. The Pleasant View Neighborhood is a treasure for Provo and the community. The zoning designation should not be altered in a way that reduces the availability of single family residences in the area. Provo is home to a diverse range of individuals and housing needs. The adequate availability of single family homes is absolutely critical – the Pleasant View Neighborhood is vibrant, healthy and must be preserved.

Utah Senator Candidate Chris Herrod

“Whenever a city grants a zone change, numerous individuals and families receive additional rights. This is especially true when subdivisions are plotted and recorded with the county. An individual receives the right to build a home according to the new zone or special exemptions given to the subdivision. But the community (made up of individual property owners) also acquires certain rights – primarily that the subdivision will be used as originally intended. Individuals base their plans and dreams on the understanding that single family homes will remain just that – single family home.

“The Pleasant View neighborhood has long been one of the treasures of Provo City. I hope that it will remain so and that the Provo City Council will consider the desires and dreams of those who invested in building a single-family community.”

Utah State Executive

Utah Governor Candidate Jonathan Johnson
“I support the efforts of the Provo Pleasant View Neighborhood residents to protect their homes and neighborhood. Home owners must have a significant voice in the future of their neighborhood – particularly if proposed zoning changes may adversely impact their property. The law protects property owners and no owner should ever be forced to sell. Disputes are best resolved locally and between affected parties. I stand with the home owners in the Provo Pleasant View Neighborhood as they protect their neighborhood and property rights.”
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