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Letter: Time to rise against Kaysville council

Published August 22, 2014 5:47 pm

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It came as no surprise that Kaysville City Council voted to approve the 99.6 percent property tax increase over the strenuous objections of the citizens.

Kaysville citizens have filled council chambers on three separate occasions to voice their objections. In a sort of twisted logic, the council stated that though 75 percent were opposed to the increase, they were actually in the minority because the majority of the citizens at a council meeting in December voiced their approval of the police station.

Of course the issue at the time was a police station, not a tax increase. A simple poll would tell you that the majority of citizens would support a station. But Kaysville didn't allow a bond election so we will never know.

In all the years I have been politically active in Kaysville politics, to include serving on the civic committee, planning commission and city council, I have never seen a council like this one. They have this cavalier attitude that once elected they make the decisions and are not bound by public opinion.

The citizens' only recourse is to remove them from office in 2015. The 75 percent "minority" will take care of that. That's a promise, not a threat.

H. Lynn Galbraith