county budget

Julia Ritchey/KUER

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams unveiled his proposed 2017 budget on Tuesday.

Andrea Smardon KUER

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams has a plan to address new criminal justice demands on the county. He presented his $1.1 billion budget to the county council Tuesday morning.

Tim Slover

Before Mayor McAdams presents his proposed budget, residents of Salt Lake County’s six townships will get the chance to voice their concerns and speak with officials about specific projects. Patrick Leary is the Executive Director for Salt Lake County’s Office of Township Services. He says it’s important to him that people know how the budget is being distributed. “And one of the things that we love is working with our residents and helping them understand, you know, what we’re doing on their...

Tim Slover

In baseball, “moneyball” is the practice of using statistical data to predict the overall success of a team. “Moneyball for Government,” an association of local governments across the country, uses the same idea—hard, measurable numbers—to prioritize funding projects. To that end, Mayor Ben McAdams wants to create a way for citizens and local officials to keep up with county projects. “One of our first Moneyball goals is to implement—in partnership with the Council—a ‘Dashboard’ to display...

Corroon Proposes Tax Hike in 2013 Budget

Nov 8, 2012
Salt Lake County

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon has proposed a $31 million property tax hike to balance the county budget. He unveiled his 2013 plan today, two months before retiring from his position. Corroon will pass the torch to newly elected Democrat Ben McAdams in January. David Wilde is Chairman of the Salt Lake County Council. The Republican says he’s not thrilled about a tax increase, but it’s one of only two options the county has for keeping up with inflation, which has outpaced revenue. “We...