FIGHTING FOR THE WEST SIDE
FIGHTING FOR YOU
WEST SIDE LIVABILITY
District 2 contains most of the remaining undeveloped land in the county. As Mayor, I had a strong record of only approving density where the infrastructure already existed, like the Frontrunner station and areas along Mountain View Corridor. Being stuck in traffic is unacceptable. In the end, we want a West Side that is livable. We want a place where home values increase and people can prosper and thrive. The West Side is my home, and I will fight to make it better.
In recent years, Salt Lake County has raised your property taxes, and grown its budget immensely.
As Mayor of South Jordan, I was able to lower taxes twice. We did it by slowing the hiring of Full time employees and saying no to frivolous pet-projects and waste. Salt Lake County does a lot right, but needs to constrain its mission to avoid things that cities do better and more efficiently. There are many services that the county provides which can be redirected or eliminated, leaving more money in your pocket. Economic liberty is essential.
Too much of county and transportation money is political, allowing corruption to rear it's ugly head. Thus, some areas are winners, and some are losers. Sadly, the West Side has been victim to these machinations. We need legislation that will make funds like ZAP and TRCC apolitical and awarded on a per capita basis. Let each city and township have more control over which projects are the best fit for their communities. Young cities may need more turf parks, while cities with mature residents may choose other amenities like pickle-ball.