Holladay City Quietly Becomes a Bit Larger on New Year's Day
The process involved nearly 2 years of wrangling between residents, Salt Lake County, East Millcreek Township representatives and eventually the Lieutenant Governor.
Current Holladay Mayor Robert Dahle was elected in the middle of the process. He says the county’s protest of the annexation further delayed the process so a boundary commission was formed.
“To make a long story short, the boundary commission basically felt like there wasn’t any basis to continue with the protest and at that point the county voted to approve the annexation,” says Dahle.
In a unanimous vote in September, the Holladay City Council did the same. John Bradshaw was the chairperson of the Citizens for Holladay group. He says reaching this milestone on New Year’s Day is somewhat anti-climactic because he was resolute it was the right thing to do.
“Excited to be part of Holladay, to be part of that new community and to frankly leave behind the city wars,” Bradshaw says. “And there are still many issues outstanding for Millcreek Township, all the townships of the valley and what their future status really becomes.”
The boundaries of the newest part of Holladay are between Interstate-215 and 27th East on the east and west edges and north and south between 39th and 45th South.