Millcreek residents ought to seek to be annexed by Salt Lake City.
It is clear that the majority do not want to create a new city as is reflected
from a number of survey's done 5 years ago, with the same results 60%
against. In fact annexation was preferable more than forming a new city. If a
group of property owners, with a contiguous adjacent boundary with a city feels
so inclined to start a petition (they have to a city can no longer initiate),
get the requisite signatures, has the proper revenue limits and gets the target
cities approval and releases itself from the Township, doesn't create any
new "islands", then by all means exercise your freedom, still a better
choice to know what you are getting into than to experiment. While I for one
feel we have a superior product with Salt Lake County government already, with
the new Mayor and councilperson feel very good about what I have. It is
interesting to note that the "recommendation" of the pro-incorporation
group for governance on the ballot was the one least chosen by the voters,
another clear message, don't try to busy-body us.
This isn't the end of the story. The annexation process will move ahead in
little steps. In 10 years we will most likely see the Millcreek area split into
several cities with an island or two left unclaimed.