May 26, 2022

Utah: Salt Lake City Library Budget Calls For Property Tax Hike, No More Late Fees

From The Salt Lake Tribune:

Salt Lake City’s library officials are looking to taxpayers to chip in an extra $20 apiece per year to pay largely for updates to the oldest branches.


Under a proposed budget delivered to the City Council, library officials Tuesday night said it was time for a tax hike that would raise the library’s share of property taxes on a $247,000 home to $115.20 a year. That’s a jump of about 21 percent for a median-value home. Businesses valued at $1 million would pay an additional $148.


With the extra $3.9 million in revenue, plus an expected $450,000 from new growth in the city, the library system would pay for renovations at its older branches, stronger security at its main facility, new staff and attendants who stand outside restrooms at the main library. Staff would also receive a pay hike and cheaper health insurance.

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