In a recent, somewhat surprising announcement, Logan City councilman Herm Olsen announced that he would not seek re-election. On KVNU’s monthly Speak to the Mayor program, Logan Mayor Holly Daines praised Olsen for serving the city well for three terms and said they have very much appreciated his service.
“You’re a little bit (in) the limelight, the hot seat, whatever you want to call it, when you choose to campaign for an office, run for an office, represent your constituents. You have to listen to them, sometimes they’re not happy with you. But, again, he’s done a great job. I think we just have good diversity on our council, we have had in the past, different viewpoints. I love the fact that the Logan City Council is non-partisan,” said Daines.
During the program, a caller asked about the status of the Cache Valley Cruise-In. The city has agreed to foot the bill this year for the Cruise-In parade, but has asked organizers to help defray city costs for future parades.
“We have had conversations with them. The event belongs to the Cruise-In; they make that decision. I actually found a couple of sponsors for them that could’ve covered the costs of the parade for the next couple years. They are weighing that; I’ve sent them a formal letter letting them know that.”
The mayor said, “I think they told me they were going to have discussions with their patrons that come this year to see if the ones that come to the car show want to continue to have the parade or if it’s something they should let go.”
The mayor said it’s their event and they’ll make any decisions about it. KVNU’s For the People plans to reach out to Cruise-In organizers on a future program.
AUDIO: Jason Williams talks to Logan Mayor Holly Daines on monthly Speak to the Mayor