LOGAN —There are several reasons why Kyle Barney decided to run as a candidate for mayor of Logan City. One of the most important, he said, is to improve traffic safety. Barney is the CEO of a firm specializing in software for local governments. He’s also a graduate of BYU and is married with two children—a son and a daughter.
Barney said there were more accidents last year on Logan’s North Main Street than in any other one spot in the state. He said the community should work to change that image. He would also like to see taxpayer money spent more wisely.
“We’re not really leveraging technology like we should,” he said. “We’ve got a bunch of outdated paper processes—business licensing, for example, that could be improved and save us money. Perhaps even more so, we have the issue of the golf course. Nothing against golf, but when you’ve got the most dangerous road in the state, you don’t pour $2 million over the last four years into your golf course.”
While Barney is concerned that there are too many blighted neighborhoods in Logan, he also believes landlords and private citizens can work together to breathe new life into the community.
Before moving to Logan, Barney worked as an operational excellence specialist in Utah’s Governor’s Office and served as chair of the Centerville Parks and Recreation Committee.