вЂњThe County SeatвЂќ executive producer Chad Booth visited a special Carbon County Commission meeting Monday to solicit contributions to his television show.
Booth said вЂњSeatвЂќ began as a concept approximately three years ago. Booth approached a select group of county commissioners around Utah who thought they werenвЂ™t getting proper media coverage on issues affecting their respective counties.
A few of the areas of concern were jail funding, road closures, wilderness allocations and taxing issues.
вЂњWe feel like we have done a good job at communicating those issues in the countiesвЂ™ best interests,вЂќ Booth said. вЂњIt became very obvious about two years ago that the counties actually needed their own program.вЂќ
Booth said he petitioned agencies for funding and launched a 52-episode run of вЂњSeatвЂќ on Jan. 9, 2010.
Booth said he was currently visiting all of UtahвЂ™s counties to seek advertisers that would help вЂњSeatвЂќ continue airing.
Carbon County Commissioners purchased approximately 36 commercial slots for $30,000. Carbon County became the 16th county to contribute to the show.
вЂњCounty government is the most important piece of government,вЂќ Booth said. вЂњItвЂ™s kinda where the rubber meets the road. ItвЂ™s where things happen that affect you lives every day, and its that last level of government where you can get eyeball-to-eyeball with the people who are making decisions that effect you and talk to them one-on-one.вЂќ