To: Ronda Menlove, David Lifferth, Jack Draxler, Edward Redd, Curt Webb, Jacob Anderegg, Ryan Wilcox, Gage Froerer,
Subject: Millcreek City
Date: Wed Feb 19 18:49:36 MST 2014
I have very strong feelings about the Community Preservation Bill from Mayor McAdams and Salt Lake County.
As a resident and homeowner, I am strenuously opposed to this bill. It permanently ties the residents and revenues of Millcreek, many of whom are your constituents, to non-contiguous areas of Salt Lake County. This bill purposely circumvents current state law - that cities are to be contiguous - and ensures that our taxes will be exported to areas that are not able to self-sustain.
As of this writing, Millcreek residents in a $350,000 home are already paying $540 MORE in property taxes for the same exact services that an equivalently valued home in Holladay is paying. The reason is Millcreek residents are unable to negotiate fee for service contracts with Salt Lake County. This paradigm would continue under Mayor McAdams' plan. This is untenable.
I urge you to Vote NO to this bill - for the simple reason that it does NOT serve the best interests of the people.
Please vote NO on the Community Preservation Bill. The county is already controlling us with an appointed extra layer of government that is costing us dearly, both in money and in regulation. We must incorporate Millcreek City. Millcreek City would be a smaller, contiguous city with reasonably common interests and a mayor and council directly elected by and accountable to us. Our tax revenues would be used to build our community. We would be self-governing, self-reliant, self-directed and responsible for our own future city.
4333 Diana Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84124