Logan council candidate Stokes wants to change way city does business

He’s only 26 years old, but a Logan apartment owner wants to change the way Logan city officials conduct business.Steven G. Stokes is one of eight candidates for Logan Municipal Council and says he’s running to change things up. He is a vocal advocate against the 4.4 percent property tax hike approved by the Municipal Council last week, and is criticizing other things city officials have approved or are considering.Stokes said Tuesday that one of those things is the proposed landlord licensing program.”Do we have some problems with landlords? You betcha. But we don’t need an extra layer as (mayoral candidate) Mike Morrill said, to enforce the laws that we already have,” Stokes said. “We have laws that allow us to go in there and if there is a complaint, to look at the safety, to look at the health issues to see if the place is up to code, we already have that in place.”Stokes said the removal of park strips is another issue that has caused more problems as people pave over their back yards and people are forced to park in the streets. He called it an effort to get rid of apartments which he says are badly needed for students.Stokes’ comments were made on KVNU’s Crosstalk show Tuesday. The full episode can be heard by

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