Salt Lake City, UT – Today the Alliance for a Better Utah expressed its disappointment with the West Jordan City Council’s failure to censure Councilman Jeff Haaga. Better Utah’s Policy and Advocacy Counsel, Chase Thomas, attended last night’s West Jordan council meeting to deliver a petition to the city clerk. Over 200 Utahns signed the petition – more than half West Jordan residents – which called for Haaga’s resignation following an alleged hit-and-run accident, to which he later cited his councilman status as an attempt to evade punishment.
Rachel Sanders, Executive Director of Alliance for a Better Utah, stated, “The council’s decision to not censure Councilman Haaga last night sends the wrong message to residents of West Jordan. Many of Haaga’s constituents have expressed outrage with his actions, even joining the call for his resignation, and failure to express disapproval with what he has done completely ignores the wishes of those constituents. Haaga broke his oath of office, and should now be held accountable. In light of the city council’s failure to act, we renew our call on Jeff Haaga to immediately resign from office.”