We need to start a conversation about our current property taxes. I just received my notices about the proposed property taxes in Salt Lake County for this year. All I can say is "Really!!??"

I keep copies of my taxes and I looked back on the past 10 years for my son's property in Salt Lake County and my property in West Valley City. I am appalled at what I saw. On both properties, my taxes have increased by $600 in the past 10 years. I cannot see any improvement in services, meaning roads, garbage, police coverage or — and this is a big one — Granite School District. I know that there are those people out there who can say $60 a year isn’t a big deal; many of us can't say that.

I am on a fixed income, so this really is unacceptable. I have to live with it, but if there is anyone out there who can show me improvement in our services, I would greatly appreciate it.

Barbara Person, West Valley City