THE PORTOBELLO LODGE NO.226
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Council discusses bettering Orem
Tom Macdonald acknowledged that going to the public is appropriate. "If we build more business, we raise more sales Adidas Sweatshirt Orange
many people in Orem that are struggling. If the city had been run more efficiently, we wouldn't have had these problems."
When asked if they would have voted or did vote for a property tax increase the answers were swift. Sharon Anderson said. "I would not have voted for it. There are too Adidas Jacket Windbreaker
Wayne Burr reminded the audience it was he that filed the referendum for the November ballot allowing residents to vote on the city property tax increase. "The tax is billed 'as only a little', but we need to go the other direction and put that back in the economy."
David Spencer said, "Revenues aren't the issue, it's a spending issue. We need to look out for the little guy."
Incumbent Mary Street said, "I voted for the property tax. We've been living on borrowed time. We've just come through the four toughest economic years since the Great Depression. We need to ask ourselves is this a spending problem or an expectation problem?"With residents having those expectations, Street added, what do they cost?
OREM After Tuesday's debate between city council candidates and one mayoral candidate, there are a few things that are very clear: They all love Orem, they all want a better city, and for the most part, they all want the city to get there in some different and some not so different ways.
Most candidates understand the Midtown Village issue is near an end with Big D Construction close to announcing the build out plans, but many would make it so that would never happened again. Center for Story is much the same. Most were against the Center for Story and felt residents should have been able to vote on the issue. While revenue has been falling the Nike Vapormax All Black last few years expenses have been increases drastically. Especially compared to 5 10 years ago.
The debate, sponsored by Orem resident and former Utah State Representative Brad Daw, had the usual and familiar topics of property tax, UTOPIA, Midtown Village, Center for Story, CARE Tax, and overpaid Adidas Pants In Pink
city employees to name a few.
Brent Sumner voted for the tax increase. "It was a difficult decision. We've enjoyed the prosperity of the city. I don't want to step backward."
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