(KCPW News) Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon has just released his 2010 budget proposal for the county. It cuts spending by $140 million. But in order to beef up the county’s fund balances and maintain its AAA bond rating, the mayor is also calling for a $13 million increase in property taxes. That means if you own a home valued at $260,000, your taxes would go up $20 per year. Mayor Corroon’s budget proposal will now face scrutiny by the Salt Lake County Council, which has five Democrats and four Republicans. For reaction, KCPW’s Jeff Robinson spoke with Republican Councilman David Wilde, who represents District 3, including Murray, Taylorsville, West Valley City, and West Jordan.
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