With all due respect to the governing body of Salt Lake City, it seems to be members' intent to drive the taxpayer out of existence. Their wizardry in spending makes me gasp for breath. Then to raise fines for traffic violations to astronomical levels makes me shudder with contempt.

Surely they spoof themselves. Who will the victims be in their next sock-it-to-'em, hang-'em-high charade?

Sidney S. Smith