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West Valley Raises Taxes but Winder Votes No

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Property tax bills in Utah’s second-largest city are about to get bigger. Tuesday night, the West Valley City Council voted to raise taxes by 18 percent in order to avoid cutting $3.5 million from the city’s budget. And the only dissenting vote came from the city’s mayor, Mike Winder, who supported a ballot proposition last year that would have raised taxes for open space.

West Valley City Mayor Mike Winder

(KCPW News) Property tax bills in Utah’s second-largest city are about to get bigger. Tuesday night, the West Valley City Council voted to raise taxes by 18 percent in order to avoid cutting $3.5 million from the city’s budget. And the only dissenting vote came from the city’s mayor, Mike Winder, who supported a ballot proposition last year that would have raised taxes for open space. KCPW’s Jeff Robinson asked Mayor Winder what he would have preferred instead of the tax hike.

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