Mayor Jenny Wilson pledges to balance fast growth in her first State of County address

'Southwest valley residents — I have heard you,' new Salt Lake County mayor says

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  • BO Holladay, UT
    March 27, 2019 11:33 p.m.

    Wilson proposes a new office for air pollution?
    More taxes and regulations for duplication?

  • Holly Mullen Salt Lake City, UT
    March 27, 2019 7:48 a.m.

    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.

  • Truth2017 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 9:04 p.m.

    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.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2019 5:23 p.m.

    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.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    March 26, 2019 12:48 p.m.

    $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.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    March 26, 2019 12:17 p.m.

    "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?