"Come live in Sandy city, where the taxes haven't been raised for 20 years!" says the Tom Bodett-sounding announcer on the radio. The "tax rate" may not have changed in 20 years, but the taxes have certainly risen in that time. The property taxes on my home have increased by 57 percent in the last 20 years and by 16.6 percent in just the last two years.

Fred Ash