Becker's veto
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

The thing missing from the discussion about raising Salt Lake City property taxes is the $18 million spent on design fees and other non-construction costs for the new Utah Performing Arts Center theater.

Mayor Ralph Becker had no choice but to veto the City Council's tax hike. He's the one who promised no tax increase for the theater, and it's only a matter of time before people start putting the two together.

Murry Mullenax

Salt Lake City