Some Salt Lake County leaders want to impose a 17.5 percent property tax hike on the citizens they are supposedly serving. They say there is no more fat to be trimmed, that cutting programs or laying off employees is unacceptable.
First, taxes are high enough. If you need more revenue, find ways to help your citizens become more prosperous and their tax payments will increase.
Second, balance your budget. If you can't afford it, don't spend it.