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Published: Wednesday, Nov. 7 2012 6:12 p.m. MST

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Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

West Valley took two different votes to incorporate. It was the worst thing that ever happened to WVC.
Incorporation proponents "promised" (in the second vote) that WVC would be financed IN TOTALITY by franchise fees (taxes on utilities).
Once the new city was formed the "promises" went out the window.

Since then the city taxes (sometimes disguised as "fees")have gone up and up and up....

What happens is what I call "kingdom building". A city council member gets it in his head for instance that he would like a city housing authority (as opposed to contracting with the county). Once he convinces a couple of other council members to "go along to get along" he hires a new "director" for the newly formed housing authority, who in turn hires a staff; all the while promising to do a "better job" than the county.
Then another council member decides he would like to have their own animal control, so he calls in the "favor" from the other council member..........

You probably get the idea.

Services AREN'T necessarily better. But there ARE more people employed in government and the "kingdom building" goes on and on and on.....

Stenar
Salt Lake City, UT

Millcreek residents ought to seek to be annexed into Salt Lake City. SLC is awesome!

Sginsberg
Salt Lake City, UT

If they want to cut costs they should look at the waste going on in having two representatives to the unincorporated townships at the cost of $60,000 plus health insurance benefits for two people who "represent" the Townships to the County Council. The mayor's office has one representative who does the job. These two jobs are redundant. Also, the Community Councils get money from the Mayors office and the county to run various fairs and local community events. More waste. We have a couple of contests (Holiday lights, Beautiful gardens) where the "winners" get cash prizes. More waste. These are our tax dollars going down the drain. I hope Mayor McAdams can take a look at this issue as well. More fiefdoms will not promote dollar savings. congratulations to the winners of these races as well as the No to Millcreek City. Give it a rest, Ms. Strong.

StateTheFacts
SAlt Lake City, UT

Would power hungry, self absorbed individuals like may of the pro-Millcreek incorporation folks take a deep breathe and discuss efficient government solutions instead of spreading false and mis-leading lies? No, probably not if the last three years is any indication of their future intent. As a valley, we should be discussing Metro-government services (thank you Ben for building on Mayor Peter's vision) by promoting regional services, de-throning kingdom seekers and focused more on building individual neighborhoods. The last thing we need in this valley is another city mayor and council. Good for 60% of Millcreek registered voters defeating this reckless incorporation idea. Interesting, public opinion polls over the last 5-6 years have always demonstrated a strong super majority desire to have less government by rejecting control-seeking incorporators.

slamar
Salt Lake City, UT

FitFreak - Wise words. That's exactly one of the reasons I was in opposition to incorporation and strongly advocated against it. There was so much distortion, deception, and downright inaccurate (and in some cases, literally illegal) efforts by the pro-incorporators, the thought of ANY of those people being connected to the administration of a new city was appalling. So many promises by Jeff Silvestrini, Ms Srong, and Anna Clare, none which they would have been able to ensure. BTW, I thought on Nov 7th I was supposed to be "gobbled up" through annexation. I heard that at least a dozen times. Well? So what happened?

ProIncorporators, let it go. The township doesn't want your city. Get it? The answer was No. No means no. Move on. Please put your time/money toward something else. (And please pick up all your remaining signs). Thanks.

slcgal
Salt Lake City, UT

Mary Ann Strong, you and your pro-incorporation group ran its campaign with the scare tactic, "prevent annexations" protect Millcreek boundaries, neighboring cities want Millcreek businesses. The vote is in and 60 percent of Millcreek voters don't believe that spin. We know that status quo is GREAT! The only people who want our Millcreek properties and businesses is YOU. Yes, Mary Ann, today is a new day and you and your group must please stop this divisiveness. Rather than continuing your fight, you and your group need to apologize and move and/or move on, please.

slamar
Salt Lake City, UT

FitFreak - Wise words. That's exactly one of the reasons I was in opposition to incorporation and strongly advocated against it. There was so much distortion, deception, and downright inaccurate (and in some cases, literally illegal) efforts by the pro-incorporators, the thought of ANY of those people being connected to the administration of a new city was appalling. So many promises by Silvestrini, Ms Srong, and Ms Shepherd, none which they would have been able to ensure. BTW, I thought on Nov 7th I was supposed to be "gobbled up" through annexation. Well? So what happened? It's Nov 8th... nope, no "gobbling".

ProIncorporators, let it go. The township doesn't want your city. Get it? The answer was No. No means no. Move on. Put your time/money toward something else. (And please pick up all your remaining signs). Thanks.

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