"There's at least one negative conclusion about Eagle Mountain's recent decision to continue payments of $5,000 a month to a lobbyist, mostly to boost the idea of a 2100 North/Cedar Valley Freeway:
The city council has fallen prey to the hype that the only way to get something done in Washington is to hire an inside wheeler-dealer.
This could well turn out to be a big waste of money, given the mounting pressure in Congress to cut government spending. The freeway is a worthy project, but it can wait. Besides, Utah County's delegate to the House of Representatives, Jason Chaffetz, doesn't like earmarks.
Surely there is some more certain benefit that could be derived for residents right now." -Daily Herald