'Southwest valley residents — I have heard you,' new Salt Lake County mayor says
Wilson proposes a new office for air pollution?More taxes and regulations
With respect to "Fully Present," the people who are struggling to afford
housing in Salt Lake City are those who work--sometimes two or three jobs. They
make $12 to $15 an hour, typically, and work in jobs such as child care,
estheticians, construction work, teacher's aides, restaurant service. The
list goes on. They are not lazy, shiftless, or draining tax revenues. They are
in fact, adding, to tax coffers. The U.S. economy is chugging along on stagnant
wages and higher consumer prices. Like rent and home ownership. Increasingly
hard for younger and more middle class people to get ahead.
It will be interesting how things play out. Republicans tend to live in single
family housing. When high density housing is built, its usually Democrats who
choose to live there. It increases the number of dems, so dems trnd to support
it. And rich developers push high density housing, but most people living in
single family housing tend to oppose it. Jenny has a chance to become popular
if she actually listens to voters instead of developers.
Part of pushing to have a more financially stable county (and state) is pushing
more people from public assistance to employment. We need more people paying
taxes and not just draining revenues. There are some who need a safety net.
But, it shouldn't become a way of life for generation after generation.
$5 says she will present no concrete plans for how to accomplish any of the
things she says she's going to do. Just another stuffed shirt.
"Southwest valley residents — I have heard you," Wilson said,
referring to residents in communities including Herriman, Riverton and South
Jordan who have recently been frustrated with high-density development plans and
fears those will negatively impact their neighborhoods."Funny,
that all those cities are very conservative with all Red governments. Those same
conservative politicians that are selling out their conservative constituents to
enrich their developer pals. Looks like it will take a liberal democrat to
protect these conservative neighborhoods. Ironic- huh?