Community Preservation Project
Incorporation: Residents living in a portion of the unincorporated county seek to become a city.
Annexation: A portion of the unincorporated county joins a neighboring city.
Why is the Community Preservation Project necessary?
Months of time and thousands of dollars have been expended during the past 30 years over incorporation and annexation issues. This proposal would put an end to that. Salt Lake County’s unincorporated residents deserve to know what their communities will look like now and in the future, without the uncertainty that the historic border wars have created.
Adoption of this proposal would lead to expanded economic development that would increase jobs and result in sustainable economic vitality across the Salt Lake valley, while keeping taxes low.
What is the Community Preservation Project?
If passed by voters in the unincorporated county, the Community Preservation Project would provide:
- Smaller government that promotes consolidated, cost-efficient provision of service with less administrative burden.
- Predictability and community stability. Borders would be stabilized and certainty would prevail over fears of “land grabs” by neighboring cities and worries about fluctuating revenues and service costs. Stable borders would allow bonding for infrastructure, such as sidewalks and road improvements.
- Direct representation for residents of unincorporated county regarding how their local tax dollars are spent.
- A broad tax base that supports needs throughout the unincorporated county.
- A robust economic development effort to compete for businesses and jobs on behalf of unincorporated communities without fear of annexation.
- Provide an opportunity for delivery of efficient, high quality regional services as seen by UFA and UPD.