Salt Lake City mayor's security detail price irks residents

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City residents are raising concerns after learning how much it costs for Mayor Jackie Biskupski to have a security detail.

The Deseret News reports ( ) the city pays $163,000 annually to protect Biskupski.

Resident Bonnie Peters Gabrielson read a letter to the Salt Lake City Council at its Tuesday meeting concerning the mayor's security.

Gabrielson said in the letter that "the cost for providing two bodyguards to protect one person seems unreasonably high."

Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown recommended the security in wake of the massacre last year at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

The City Council did not comment on Gabrielson's letter during the meeting, but Councilman Derek Kitchen later expressed some doubts about the necessity of Biskupski's security detail.

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