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.
City council drops a request for action to allow city employees to spend $30,000 for a summer party.
Domestic abuse and drug abuse crimes are difficult to catch and to successfully prosecute. Both are nationwide problems, and West Jordan is no exception.
In the face of massive community feedback, the county council backed down on a massive high density housing rezone.
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.
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.
Democratic State Sen. Karen Mayne — who represents a portion of Taylorsville City residents — has secured an additional $300,000 in funding to combat growing gang activity.
Mayors from West Jordan, Herriman, Riverton and Copperton are opposed to a planned 8,765 unit development in the southwestern part of the valley.
A new concept plan was approved by city council on May 9. Construction includes new residential and commercial zones.
Kent G. Andersen is the new economic development director for West Jordan City.