Property taxes in Salt Lake County will be the same this year as in 1987, according to the final adjusted budget approved Monday by the commission.

Commissioners originally wanted to cut taxes, but two state-controlled funds offset cuts they made during budget sessions last week. If fact, the two funds turned the tax decrease into a small tax increase.Commissioners solved that problem Monday by appropriating surplus money from a bond fund. The result is that taxes will decrease by slightly less than a nickel for most homeowners.