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A-4 The Park Record Sat/Sun/Mon/Tues, August 25-28, 2018 Candidate heads to the city LOCAL PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGEABLE INTEGRITY RESOURCEFUL ORGANIZED Suzy Hanney “It’s essential to have a local, knowledgeable professional as a resource to help you with your buying or selling needs. Please give me a call, I’d be happy to help guide you through the process.” – Suzy EMAIL: SUZY@BHHSUTAH.COM | VOICE: (435) 640-5383 WEB: MOVINGTOPARKCITY.COM © 2017 BHH Affiliates, LLC. An independently owned and operated subsidiary of HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, and a franchisee of BHH Affiliates, LLC. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices symbol are registered service marks of HomeServices of America, Inc. Equal Housing Opportunity. 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Eliason and Democrat Lee Castillo are attempting to topple an incumbent who has dismissed challengers by wide margins over the years. Democrats have long counted on Park City and Summit County in congressional elections even as the Republican candidate amasses large blocs of votes elsewhere on the way to large Election Day victories. Eliason’s presence on the ballot, though, could put Park City and Summit County in play. That may split votes between himself and Castillo, making it more difficult for either one of them to approach Bishop on Election Day if the incumbent enjoys his traditional numbers in the heavily GOP parts of the district. Eliason is campaigning as a member of the United Utah Party. He is an investor, businessperson and adjunct professor at Utah State University. Eliason lives in Logan. Eliason in an interview said Continued from A-3 Speeding explained Parkites about traffic problems like speeding. The patrols stretch from the entryways into neighborhoods. The police say the traffic patrols sometimes lead to the discovery of more serious criminal activity. The Police Department’s most recent annual report, covering 2017, showed 5,605 traffic offenses, or approximately 15 per day and the most since 2014. The report also indicated the police issued 756 traffic citations in 2017, the fewest since the category was added to the report in 2014. The number of stops and arrests for suspected drunken driving in PARK RECORD FILE PHOTO Eric Eliason, the United Utah Party candidate in the 1st Congressional District, speaks to a crowd at a campaign forum in Park City in June. Eliason sees Summit County as important to his Election Day strategy. He plans a stop at the Park City Library on Tuesday. he has a goal of winning Summit County in November. It is an “important county for us,” he said. “Park City’s been good to us. We’ve got a lot of support in the area,” he said. Eliason said he plans to describe the ideal of “principle-driven governing versus party-driven governing.” “It’s putting country over party and Utah over party,” he said. Eliason describes himself as supporting the environment and a proponent of public lands, stands that, according to the candidate, seem “to match a lot of what’s important to people in Park City.” He also outlined a platform plank centered on campaign finance reform, saying the influence of money in politics is one of the top problems with government. Eliason said his campaign is not accepting contributions from corporations. Utahns are financing his campaign, he said. “When special interest is more important than public interest, that’s a problem,” Eliason said. He proposes a cap on campaign fundraising and spending, perhaps at $300,000 in a district the size of the 1st Congressional District. Eliason made a public appearance in Park City in June alongside the two Democrats who at the time were seeking the party’s nomination. Eliason at the June event, held at the Park City Library, addressed immigration at a moment when family separations further polarized the issue. He said at the event the separations “in any way should be out of the question.” Eliason also said spending in Washington is out of control. Eliason plans to make brief introductory remarks followed by questions from the audience. The event is scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. in the community room at the Park City Library and is expected to last an hour. 2017 dropped to 65, also the fewest since the report added the category in 2014. Jay Randall, a Police Department sergeant who oversees the traffic unit, drafts the postings and submits them to the department administration before they are published. In an interview, Randall reinforced the statements in the posting about speeding. He said an officer may write a ticket if a driver is stopped at 1 mph above the posted speed limit. “It is an absolute,” he said about the speed limit. Randall said drivers suspected of speeding offer a range of explanations when they are pulled over. Some say they did not see a sign with the speed limit posted, he said. “There’s all kinds of reasoning behind it,” he said. The posting also offers suggestions to drivers who are stopped in Park City. “Our best advice is to use your cruise control most of the time – even in town, be pleasant and respectful, try not to be argumentative knowing the officer has to have credible evidence you were speeding, and last of all, slow down a little bit,” it says. The postings also provide information about the Police Department’s enforcement focus. The most recent one, published midweek, indicates officers assigned to traffic patrols will emphasize enforcement of the one-way restriction along the Prospector Avenue roadwork zone as well as crosswalks on Park Avenue and Kearns Boulevard. It also notes the start of the school year in the Park City School District, saying “there is always law enforcement focus on speeds in these areas during the school year.” The midweek posting, meanwhile, identifies Holiday Ranch Loop Road and the lower section of Royal Street as the locations of speed trailers that display the speed of a vehicle as it passes. The postings are available online at: https://www.facebook. com/parkcitypd.