Salt Lake City Council approves final budget, using $1.1 million in extra cash for new firefighters

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  • ATwin , UT
    June 12, 2019 7:48 p.m.

    Quit spending my tax dollars on things we dont need! Why do govt officials and over paid bureaucrats always over spend? Term limits for ALL elected officials.

  • Fly Fisherman Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2019 2:19 p.m.

    From the article:

    "Salt Lake City residents and visitors will still be paying about 25 cents more for parking."

    "...thanks to a sales tax hike city leaders approved last year"

    " 18 percent sewer rate increase"

    "...a 10 percent hike on stormwater"

    "...5 percent hike on culinary water"

    Gee, with all these tax and fee increases, you would think that Salt Lake City is ran by a bunch of Democrats. Oh wait.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    June 12, 2019 12:49 p.m.

    Why should my tax dollars go to these firefighters? I have built a fire-proof home, and am prepared to defend it myself. Why do I need to bail out those who didn't make wise choices?

  • Red Smith , 00
    June 12, 2019 7:20 a.m.

    SLC has $1.6 Billion in bonded debt according to SLC's certified annual finance report. SLC can bond up to $2.5 Billion limit being 8% of the fair market value of the $31 billion within the city.

    SLC's $331 million is massive compared to Millcreek's $33 million budget. Millcreek is 1/3 the size of Salt Lake City.

    SLC $336 million more in the business type activities like the airports, utilities. SLC has $1.8 Billion in investments and cash, 50 square miles of land and a $25 million "surplus" water business.

    Our cities have become for profit corporation operating monopolies like the airports, water, building permits, etc. It appears $100 million has been transferred from Public Utilities to the general fund over the past 25 years. That $100 million should be returned and used to build the new sewer plant not bond for it.

    SLC has a standing arming of 500 police officers, a multi-million parking ticket business, owns 50 square miles of land outside its city limits, two more airports beside the SLC airport.

    SLC is no different than Sandy, another for profit corporation giving bonuses to employees for bringing in more money.

    Cities have too much power.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 11, 2019 10:22 p.m.

    How about not spending it.