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Published: Saturday, Aug. 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Try this - go to Mr. Crockett's web site, and try to find his positions on the pressing issues faced by our county government. The only position statements on his site dealing with county issues is a three-minute video (a fireside chat, no less!) in which he says that he'll say "no" to pretty much everything.

Crockett offers the typical Republican position - never talk about specifics and only promise to say "no" a lot.

Next visit the web site of Ben McAdams. County issues are identified in a fairly comprehensive list, and McAdams' positions on each of the issues are described so you can read what he thinks and intends to do as mayor. He lists them:

Air Quality, Canyon Preservation, Criminal Justice, Education, Good Government, Human Rights, Open Space, Unincorporated Salt Lake County, Urban Farming, Water Quality, etc.

Government at all levels have difficult decisions to make and important work to perform. Shouldn't we be asking our candidates to specify the things they're going to say "yes" to?

Esquire
Springville, UT

Are services provided based on popularity? Let's be honest. This letter is really about a campaign, not about taxes or budgets.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Why do some Utahns feel like their taxes should either never change or be constantly cut? Why do they feel entitled to never changing or ever decreasing taxes? Is there a country in the world that has that? Jeez! So many feel so entitled!

If Utah is being too expensive to live here, please leave.

You're going to have a rude awakening when you see how expensive REAL states are to live in. Seeing your taxes go up a few bucks to support your local police is nothing to complain about.

Owl
Salt Lake City, UT

Most tax payers would be satisfied with a rational assessed property valuation rather than the random (always increased) values we are presented each year. Their numbers do not reflect current realistic property values, but rather the county's desire for more money from its citizens. It would be more honest if they said, Look we know your home is not worth more this year, but we need the money so we are increasing your property tax.

The Dude Abides
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Brinton: you live in Murray and were not subject to the UPD fee nor are you subject to the new UPD property tax. Your police services are provided by Murray City.

WellBehavedWomen
Highland, UT

Borrowing money for projects not essential to the county and replacing helping people with golf courses is not what the county should be doing. We need a man like Mark Crockett who understands how to make an organization more effective and more efficient. Ben McAdams seems like a nice guy but right now we need people with real experience to get things back in shape.

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