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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.

Sen. Mayne hears teachers’ pleas, gains another $300,000 to combat gang activity

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 release joint-statement opposing plan for "Olympia" development

Mayors from West Jordan, Herriman, Riverton and Copperton are opposed to a planned 8,765 unit development in the southwestern part of the valley.

Copper Rim development plan confirmed

A new concept plan was approved by city council on May 9. Construction includes new residential and commercial zones.

West Jordan has new economic development director

Kent G. Andersen is the new economic development director for West Jordan City.




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