Officials want U.S. Postal Service to recognize West Valley City

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  • 21stCenturySLC Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    Interesting that a mayor in this very republican state advocate for a change from the Postal Service that will COST $! Changing machinery, computers, letterhead, etc. Winder is demanding WVC be recognized at what cost? Where's the offset? Surprised that GOP Lee supports this. Hypocritical.

  • Fitz Murray, UT
    June 11, 2013 3:14 p.m.

    My zip code is 84107, which says I am in Murray. But I live in Millcreek Township. I use Salt Lake City as my address. This game by West Valley is much ado about nothing. Surely, with all the problems West Valley City has had recently, they can find something much more productive to do.

  • Z South Jordan, UT
    June 11, 2013 3:06 p.m.

    True that, Zaruski. As much as we like to think of ourselves as living in separate cities, to the rest of the world this is all just 'Salt Lake City'. But we shouldn't feel bad. The same is true for any major urban area. Come on, be honest; how often do you think of Southern California as just 'Los Angeles'?

  • Zaruski SLC, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    Yawn. Pretty much all of Salt Lake County is Salt Lake City. Put your Sandy or Draper address on your EBay, and list the city as Salt Lake City, and guess what? You are still gonna get it. Get over it. There is not enough of a difference.

  • jackie-pooh Kearns, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    Considering that 'West Valley City' didn't actually have a city name when it was incorporated and thus became 'West Valley City,' perhaps they ought to have a formal city-naming contest. I would suggest 'Gruntersville' since it was carved out of Granger Hunter and the then Taylorsville. Back in the day, for a while when some folks were attempting to get the vote to incorporate, I actually had my check addresses listed as in Gruntersville.

  • Vaughn J Kearns, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:16 p.m.

    Winder is power crazy. The 84118 code encompasses many jurisdictions besides West valley City. it includes Taylorsville and Kearns which in part of Salt Lake County. The other codes are probably similar and are not exclusively West Valley City. West Valley City has historically adsorbed those areas where there has been business activity into their boundaries as part of a money grab, resulting in areas like Kearns not having these properties to offset there costs.

    Our representatives should not acquiesce to this proposal unless the zip codes are exclusively within West Valley City.