Today we present a potpourri of VERY IMPORTANT issues. First, kudos to the strong stance Huntsville Resident and Weber County Republican Party Delegate, Alan Clapperton, has taken against our elected officials (Republicans) with regard to the Property Tax Crisis. Read his strongly worded letter to the editor in today's Standard Examiner.
Also in today's Standard, we read reporter MARSHALL THOMPSON's version of the planning commission tabling the requested rezone of the Blacksmith Shop in Eden. As he mentions, Weber County planner [Scott] "Mendoza said the petition has gotten a lot of attention. 'I’ve gotten several e-mails. … I think the blacksmith shop is held pretty dear in Eden.'"
Larry Zini of the VCRD also offered a report on the Planning commission meeting yesterday on this very Forum. Ogden Valley's voice is being heard in ways previously unheard of even a year ago, and our humble readers are to be commended.
Back to the Property tax issue, Huntsville Resident D-Bell has been in contact with lawyers and has an initial plan of attack, but it is now time to put up or .... shut up!
If you are willing to pitch into the legal fund, send Mr. Bell an email and let him know your level of dedication (i.e. how much cash will you be willing to put into the legal fund).
We finish up today with several Property tax and Proposition 13 related articles and documents forwarded to us by our esteemed State Legislature and Huntsville resident, Gage Froerer.
- Huntsville Town Resolution Supporting Gage Froerer's Tax Efforts
- Salt Lake Tribune Editorial 8-28-07 No Prop. 13: Simplistic fixes have unintended consequences regarding Proposition 13
NCSL LEGISBRIEF: Property Tax Relief: Limitations On Property Assessments
Proposition 13 - 25 years later
INITIATIVE PROPOSAL B Tax Limitation Act
Utah's Property Tax
Proposition 13 - A Ten Year Retrospective
This issue is heating up. What say you Ogden Valley?
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Update 8-31-07: County Commissioners Guest Commentary from Today's Standard
Update 9-1-07: Our most gracious friends at the Monastery could use our support.