As of today, only about 25% of all Summit County ballots have been returned. That’s not good.
Regardless of who you vote for, it is important to vote. Two major local political bodies have elections – Park City School Board and Summit County Council. Let me provide you with a few reasons why you should care.
For school board, this is where the majority of your tax dollars go. If you don’t own, your monthly rent is still impacted by school board decisions. For example, my property taxes have nearly tripled in the last three years. You may also take issue with the Superintendent being the highest compensated local official at more than $400K per year. The school board impacts all of that.
For County Council, two major projects are coming up. One is the long-running Dakota Pacific project, where the county may let massive development occur below UOP. The other is Harmon’s Grocery store at the Outlet mall. You want to pick someone who represents your view.
For those new to the area, you likely received your ballots in the mail. I believe you can also vote in person on Election Day. That said, if you have questions, please reach out to the Summit County Clerk’s Office.
For more information, The Park Record has voting guides for Summit County Council:
KPCW has interviews with the school board candidates:
These are crucial times for Summit County and Park City. Please take the opportunity to express your opinion and make the best choices for you and your family.