Salt Lake County mayor calls lawsuit over parks bond 'premature'

Mayors rally support for $47M proposition to build parks, trails

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  • dtup slc, UT
    Nov. 3, 2012 8:43 p.m.

    Why, when we are in the middle of a recession, are we even voting on this, even if the county is in a reasonably good financial position? I am for improvement of parks and trails but not at this time. I believe the county ought to have real cash in the treasury to do this and not go into debt for it.
    Vote NO on prop 1!!

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 2, 2012 10:40 a.m.

    This is really a simple bond question, obscured by a lot of confusion about what happens when bonds are issued for a specific purpose. The real question before the people is not "do you trust your elected officials" but "do you want to spend money to buy more parks and trails." Don't let the background noise confuse you.

  • No One Of Consequence West Jordan, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 8:12 p.m.

    We are already overtaxed at all levels of government.

    Vote no.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 1, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    Every time government puts something like this on the ballot.
    1. It needs to include a guarantee that that money will be used for what people are voting for.
    2. Once it's paid for then the tax is removed
    3. Consequences if the money is diverted or used for something else (including criminal charges against politicians even after they are out of office as long as they initiated the wrongful use of the money)
    4. The punishment to the crime needs to be more than a slap on the wrist. The politicians should compensate the taxpayer out of their own pocket.
    5. If more money was approved than used, then the remaining money is returned to the taxpayers.