Re "SLC Council overrides Becker's veto of $8M property tax hike" (Tribune, June 22):
Double-digit property tax increases should only be implemented when a municipality is in dire straits. But five members of the Salt Lake City Council seek to levy a 14 percent tax increase on city property owners.
Council Chairman Kyle LaMalfa and council members Luke Garrott, Jill Remington Love, Charlie Luke and Soren Simonsen were handed by the mayor a balanced budget with no property tax increase. But this gang of five took it upon themselves to raise revenue by $8 million.