Corroon calls for 17.5% property tax increase in his final Salt Lake County budget
Councilman Jim Bradley, a Democrat, said Corroon has a proven history of careful management when it comes to budgetary issues. Bradley said he appreciated the clarity and candor with which the mayor and his staff presented the budget and the issues facing the county's finances.
"(Corroon) made a very compelling argument," he said, "and what he has behind him is eight years of credibility."
Bradley said he doesn't anticipate the tax increase becoming a partisan issue. While it's likely some adjustments will be made, the council is ultimately united in wanting to put the county on secure financial footing, he said.
"I know that we'll have nine people who want to solve the problem," Bradley said.
Wilde said council members are still in the early stages of discussing what options are available to them. An opportunity for public comment will be held before any final decisions are made, he said.
Contributing: Jared Page
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