They need to consider that for many wages have been stagnant for years as
everything goes up. Stagnant wages are the real issue that needs to be
addressed. People can pay more when they make more.
Utah County, welcome to California!
Surprise surprise, yet another round of tax increase. Never ever a review of
your current budget, never ever live within the budget you have. Irresponsible
politicians raising every tax they can think of. One would think you are in
Taxafornia. Time to vote these taxers out of office.
Raise the tax on business properties only, not residents.
Ugh! More tax and spend democrats in Provo?! No new taxes! Don't tread on
me!Oh wait, they're republican? Oh...Utah is
notorious for giving handouts to businesses like all Howe office buildings in
draper and Lehi and for shopping malls like Provo towne center and university
mall. Perhaps instead of asking more and more for residents we should ask
businesses to slap some skin into the game?
I support John Curtis and he has done many good things for our city. But Provo
has huge challenges ahead that come from population growth. The city could
double its size within a generation, Utah County certainly but Provo with its
temple will be a huge hub of activity. Infrastructure has to keep up and ss
Catholic in Utah has pointed out, we have it pretty good with property taxes.
But one thing needs to be done, cities need to stop selling the farm for
businesses, they need to pay their fair share rather than just passing those on
to the residents. Too much of that has gone in Utah.
what a tax increase in provo are the democrats taking over?
Provo- the bastion of conservatism in Utah. They rail against any tax by the
Feds or a Democrat. Utah County's Mike Lee shut down the government saying
government needs to reduce costs. Why won't they follow their own advice
& platform? Get rid of mid-management bureaucrats to lighten the costs. Oh
wait, those would be someone's relatives & friends. Better raise taxes.
We moved to Utah from Illinois in April 2015.There (IL) our property
taxes (in 2013 and 2014) were $4.33 per sq ft of home.Here (UT) our
property taxes (in 2015) were $0.76 per sq ft of home.I
wouldn't complain too loudly if I lived in Provo.