The Utah Transit Authority's board of directors has voiced opposition to removing sales tax on food.

About 10 percent or $4 million of UTA's 1991 projected operating revenue will come from sales tax on food, so the resolution came as no surprise. The measure to remove food tax will be on the Nov. 6 ballot.UTA's resolution on Wednesday said if voters elect to remove the tax on food the revenue shortfall would have a substantial impact on UTA's ability to maintain current fares and service.

UTA general manager John Pingree added that it would also affect the state's credit rating and hurt the transit authority's ability to borrow money.