'Political Insiders' say Salt Lake City Council made the right decision not putting Dabakis on UTA Board

Written by Bryan Schott, Managing Editor Utah Policy

Our "Political Insiders" mostly think the Salt Lake City Council made the right choice when they rejected Sen. Jim Dabakis' nomination to the Utah Transit Authority board.

Dabakis had made a promise to be a voice for reform in the embattled organization, but the city council members questioned his lack of experience with transportation issues when they nixed his nomination by a 6-1 vote.

The Republicans on our panel and our readers overwhelmingly agreed with the city council's action to vote down Dabakis' appointment, while the Democrats who responded to our survey were evenly divided.

This week, the Salt Lake City Council rejected Sen. Jim Dabakis' nomination to serve on the Utah Transit Authority Board. In your opinion, did the SLC Council make the right choice?

Check out the results of the survey here