The Alliance for a Better Utah called for the resignation of Jeff Haaga, a member of the West Jordan City Council.
Haaga was reportedly cited for fleeing the scene of an accident without also being cited or arrested for having caused the accident while driving under the influence. Although members of the City Council are calling for Haaga’s censure, Better Utah is joining West Jordan’s former mayor, Melissa Johnson, in calling for Haaga’s resignation because of the seriousness of his actions. Rachel Sanders, Better Utah’s executive director, issued the following statement:
“Not only was Haaga’s behavior reckless and dangerous, but it was a breach of the trust and responsibilities that come along with the office he holds. As a City Councilmember, he took an oath of office to obey the laws of our State. He knowingly violated those laws. And after doing so, he claimed his position exempted him from punishment of his crimes as if he was entitled to some kind of diplomatic immunity. We disagree — no one is above the law. Haaga must now be held accountable for his actions. Haaga narrowly escaped a DUI charge and potential conviction. Now he should do the right thing and heed the call to resign. We invite his constituents to join us in this call.”
Alliance for a Better Utah released a petition for residents of West Jordan and Utah to voice their opinion and call for Haaga’s resignation. The petition can be found here and will be delivered to the West Jordan City Council.