Scott G Winterton, Deseret News
West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder speaks at a service celebrating the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at the Granger Christian Church.

I have been a resident of Kearns, zip code 84118, for over 37 years. We voted on how we wanted to be designated years ago. The majority voted for township. We are not part of West Valley City and do not want to be. Just because Mayor Mike Winder wants to absorb our community dosen't mean we want to be absorbed. West Valley, Taylorsville and West Jordan have been trying to absorb us for years. Just leave us be, We like being Kearns Township — or "Salt Lake City."

Kathy Thompson

Salt Lake City