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
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 real time information on the work that we do,” says McAdams.
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.