Salt Lake City mayor issues budget vetoes over City Council's affordable housing approach

City Council expected to convene for potential veto override on Friday

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  • Red Smith , 00
    June 27, 2019 8:41 a.m.

    Cities are really just for profit corporations. Sandy City gives bonuses to employees to bring in more money.

    Salt Lake City operates 3 airports for $200 million, a $25 million "surplus" water business in 4 counties, a 90,000 utility customer company for $100 million, a multi-million dollar parking ticket business, a 500 person city army generating fines, and golf courses,

    In 2017, Salt Lake City's Certified Annual showed total revenues of $750 million. That's a big company by any measure. Compare that to Millecreek's 33 million with 1/3 the population.

    Salt Lake City is a business not a city.

    The trouble with cities is everyone thinks they can walk off the street, run for office, and run a multi-billion dollar company, but they can't.

    That's why the money for the new sewer plant was there but in the general fund, the reason water and sewer rates double, the reasons roads are a mess.

    Most cities have the same problems because they've become for profit companies seeing how much money they can make from developer fees, fines, tickets, permits, and licenses.

    Being a city is like a racket instead of a public service.

  • majmajor Layton, UT
    June 27, 2019 6:43 a.m.

    Everything this mayor does seems to be overridden. She doesn't get along with other elected officials. She doesn't understand that it is her job to work with other elected officials to come to a resolution to the cities problems.

    This mayor has consistently failed whenever she has to work with others.

  • Misseleer71 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 27, 2019 4:43 a.m.

    Streamlined means disinformation, misinformation and fraud are openly approved and can't be proven becasue lack of documentation or no documentation means no way to track or trace how funds are used or spent.

  • zgomer Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2019 9:55 p.m.

    Politicians like this person are always hurting the ones that need help.