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.
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""...an
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.
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?
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.
How about not spending it.