Utah voters will cast ballots for city leaders and ballot propositions in hundreds of municipalities on Tuesday, with a race for West Valley City mayor and a half-billion-dollar school bond grabbing the most attention.
Former state budget director Ron Bigelow and West Valley City Councilwoman Karen Lang are battling to lead the state's second-largest city, population 133,000, which has been roiled by controversy over its police department. The winner will succeed Mike Winder, who decided not to run for a second term as mayor.
Jordan School District residents will be voting on the largest bond proposal in Utah history a request for more than $500 million to handle the booming student population. The bond would mean a property tax increase of up to $10 monthly for every $100,000 value for homeowners, according to estimates.