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The City Café

For those interested in sharing ideas and perspectives regarding local government.

A few interesting articles from across the state the last couple of days:

  • Community Budgets have many facets using your taxes (Spectrum): “Sometimes we feel our tax bill is too high – but we all want certain community services in place and delivered in a timely manner. Understanding the priorities in our city budget may help us know if we are “getting our money’s worth” for our investment in our communities.”  Great op-ed  from Georgia Beth Thompson
  • 10-story building planned for Provo (Daily Herald): This article describes a mix-use development in the heart of downtown Provo that indicates the a great example of economic development.
  • Big-box or not? Layton Council debates issue (Davis County Clipper): An example of a debate the occurs within city council chambers across the state…and illustrates that cities do care about more issues than just pursuing big box developments.
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