Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The citizens have spoken!

If somebody felt like this blog actually influences things in Woods Cross, yesterday's election results should convince them otherwise. The results from the 2007 Woods Cross City Council election are listed below. The top three will be members of the City Council beginning 01 January 2008.

Rick Earnshaw1029
Jill Hadley Evans895
David C Hill855
Ryan Westergard840
Gary A Sharp826
Cory Green332
Write-in Votes31

You'll notice that two of my bottom three choices made it in. Congratulations to all the winners. Keep doing those things that have made Woods Cross the great city that it is today. I'd also like to repeat something I said on this blog almost two years ago. The city of Woods Cross has some of the lowest taxes and fees in Davis County, however, they did not get this way without a lot of hard work. Previous city leaders made decisions that would keep these taxes and fees low. The taxes and fees will not stay low if the only thing the Council Members do is toot their own horn about how low they are! They must also work to keep them the lowest.

I also found it interesting that the RAP tax passed in Bountiful and Centerville, but, failed in Woods Cross and West Bountiful. What does this mean? It means you may want to buy your next new car in Woods Cross or West Bountiful. If you buy it at a Bountiful dealership, you'll pay more in taxes.

The county transportation tax failed to pass as did the state referendum on vouchers.

The county election results can be found here.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. I'm moving to WX in the next few months and your posts have been very helpful in getting me up to speed on issues in the city.

I think it's easy to see why the RAP tax passed in Centerville and Bountiful if you call it what it really is: A Subsidy for Rodgers Memorial Theatre Patrons. In most of Bountiful and Centerville, the REM is revered almost on the same level as a religious institution.

It's kind of interesting to me because I prefer going to Pioneer Theatre Company even though you get less shows in a season, but whatever.

Tyler Farrer said...

Also note that Farmington and North Salt Lake City councils voted against the RAP to begin with so that it never had to reach the voters.

It would have failed there had it been voted on as well.

Bountiful is turning into a sorry place to live if you like low taxes. I'm glad I don't live there anymore.

Thad said...

Unfortunately, I buy quite a bit of non-food items in Bountiful and Centerville. This new tax that Bountiful and Centerville residents voted for will affect me.