This is the way the world ends Not with a bang but a whimper. (TS Eliot)
After nearly year of meetings, theatrics and a citizens' referendum, the 80% proposed and approved TAX increase for the Wasatch Fire SSD, it all ended in confusion, lack of answers and NO tax increase.
- Not because 20+ % of the voters (2156+) formally objected by signing the petition,
- Not because the Fire Board was convinced that the tax was too high,
- Not because of lawsuits,
- But simply because, they did not read, understand or follow the procedures and the law.
The Utah Tax Commission sent a letter to the Council explaining the deficiency. Read the letter here
- A new era of communication, transparency and proper budgeting to come???
Hopefully we will not have a recurrence of this same fiasco in 2014.