Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Doing things the same as other cities.

A post at the Utah Taxpayers Association blog says, "If Herriman needs additional funds for law enforcement, they should go through the Truth-in-Taxation process and explain to their taxpayers why they need to exceed the certified tax rate. That’s what other cities do."
Actually, it seems that at least some other cities don't do that. In Woods Cross we pay a telecommunications tax that goes into the General Fund and can be used for law enforcement purposes.
Some of the council members will try to tell you that the tax is used for the after-school program. That's only true for a very small portion of the tax. If a council member does tell you that, ask them how much the tax is bringing in on an annual basis and then ask them the amount they give to the after-school program.

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