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Police and fire stretched thin as population grows

Police and Fire are understaffed, which increases emergency response time. Both entities are asking for an increase in personnel, which is in turn sparking the debate about a property tax raise in August 2018.

Salt Lake Chamber hopes to raise awareness about Utah’s housing situation

The Salt Lake Chamber wants to start a dialogue about housing problems in Utah.

Airport reconstruction project on schedule for 2020

Salt Lake City will soon have a new airport.

Balancing public sentiment with development

The residents and the city council may not always see eye to eye. Where does the fault lie—in misunderstanding, disconnect or gaps in knowledge?

A Q&A with Councilmembers about potentially raising property taxes

Aug. 14 is a Truth in Taxation meeting: A city council discussion that will decide whether West Jordan residents will see a 20 percent property tax increase for fiscal year 2018–2019.

West Jordan City Council does not support $30,000 employee party

City council drops a request for action to allow city employees to spend $30,000 for a summer party.

The struggle to prosecute domestic abuse, drug abuse

Domestic abuse and drug abuse crimes are difficult to catch and to successfully prosecute. Both are nationwide problems, and West Jordan is no exception.

Public outcry halts Olympia Hills development

In the face of massive community feedback, the county council backed down on a massive high density housing rezone.

City Council debates the efficacy of ballistic glass

The installation of ballistic glass in the Justice Court and Finance departments at City Hall was a source of contention at City Council meeting in May.

County sales tax increase to fund transportation

Senate Bill 136 was passed this March, allowing counties to impose a quarter-cent sales tax for transportation funding. Salt Lake County passed an ordinance stating that if a collective of cities and townships making up 67 percent% of the county’s population show support for the tax, it will be imposed this summer.

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