Audit: Mysterious fund tied to Utah League of Cities and Towns should dissolve

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  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    April 22, 2017 9:06 a.m.

    Utahns seem to be somewhat surprised that nearly all politicians tend to be interested in lining their own pockets. Perhaps it is no accident that Utah is the scam capital of the universe. . . It has everything to do with "groupthink" among the majority, and the way they have been indoctrinated from birth not to question leadership. Perhaps especially when they are lead by "extraordinary good men."

  • DN Subscriber Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 21, 2017 9:07 p.m.

    This "league" in unnecessary and should be dissolved as well as their slush fund.

    It seems to be little more than a playground for second rate politicians looking for power, publicity and money.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 21, 2017 3:43 p.m.

    @thirdtryscreen name;
    "As for the league, if your purpose is to help municipalities get bonds, how is it you end up with $1.3 million left over? It doesn't make sense."

    How long have you lived in Utah? I'm betting for every taxpayer dollar intended for a project, 40% of it finds its way into some official. Did you see the news today? Reporting that 2 "retired" UTA execs were to be paid bonuses of 375K & 475K . Approved by Greg Hughes. Too many Utah government officials believe they are entitled to a cut of the deals funded by taxpayers. It shouldn't be that way-but it is.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    April 21, 2017 2:22 p.m.

    Geeze, how many of these slush funds are out there?

    City and state both have these big "community development" operations that need to be disinfected and trimmed. ..maybe even shut down.

    As for the league, if your purpose is to help municipalities get bonds, how is it you end up with $1.3 million left over? It doesn't make sense.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    April 21, 2017 1:48 p.m.

    John McDougall is doing a good job as auditor rooting out crooks and fraud in Utah government. I'm surprised the Legislature hasn't fired him by now.

  • scrappy do DRAPER, UT
    April 21, 2017 11:36 a.m.

    Considering this is Utah I am surprised this money did not end up being pocketed by the folks running the league of cities

    But I bet some did