Executive Document

Governor's Proclamation Declaring West Valley City a City of the First Class.

Issued: October 1, 1996


WHEREAS, Section 10-2-302, Utah Code Annotated, 1953, as amended, provides as follows:

"10-2-302. Change of Class.

(1) Whenever any city of the second class shall have attained the population of 100,000 or more, or any city of the third class shall have attained a population of 60,000 or more, or any town shall have attained the population of 800 or more, as ascertained and determined by a national, state, or special census conducted by a municipality, it shall be the duty of the mayor to certify that fact to the lieutenant governor who shall certify that fact to the governor. Upon receipt of the certificate, the governor shall declare by public proclamation that the city or town is now a city of the first, second, or third class, as the case may be. The municipality thus changed will be governed by the provision of this act applicable to municipalities to the class to which such municipality has become."

AND WHEREAS, the Lieutenant Governor of the State of Utah has certified to me, as the Governor of Utah, that in the official count of the U. S. Census Bureau of 1994, and the housing permit information supplied by West Valley City, the following second class city in the State of Utah had a population as indicated below:

WEST VALLEY CITY          SALT LAKE COUNTY       100,000

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Michael O. Leavitt, Governor of the State of Utah, by virtue of the power vested in me by the laws and the Constitution of the State of Utah, do hereby declare by this public proclamation that the following named city is hereby constituted as a city of the first class, effective as of October 1, 1996:


IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand and affixed the Great Seal of the State of Utah at Salt Lake City, Utah, this 1st day of October, 1996.

(State Seal)

Michael O. Leavitt


Olene S. Walker
Lieutenant Governor


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