This is an open letter to the Salt Lake City Council members and the mayor. I spend my days driving all over the Salt Lake Valley and surrounding towns. Lately, I have taken particular note of the conditions of the streets in all of that area.
I am "fortunate" enough to live in the zip code in Salt Lake City that is second only to Park City for the average value of homes in the entire state. I, and my neighbors, are therefore subject to some of the highest property taxes in the state, by quite a large margin. So can any of you explain why the streets in my neighborhood are the worst, again by a large margin, to any other street in the area? If I were to include a picture of the street in front of my home, and it is not unique to the neighborhood, most would think it was a picture from some Third World village. (As a matter of fact, I’ve seen better in Third World villages.)