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It doesn't take much more than an afternoon drive around the Salt Lake Valley to recognize that land is being gobbled up by development, and open space is disappearing at an astounding rate. A quarter of a million people have been added to the county's population since 1990. More rapid growth is inevitable!

It is why Salt Lake County Proposition 2 - the "Open Space, Natural Habitat, Parks and Community Trails" initiative warrants voter support at the polls November 7.

Now is the time to preserve existing natural areas throughout the valley, including precious land near streams and the Jordan River, as well as along the benches. It is also essential to acquire land in key areas for large regional and smaller community parks that contribute immensely to the quality of life in the County.

Money is needed to do it, hence Proposition 2.

Once approved, County officials will be authorized to issue up to $48 million in general obligation bonds so the work of preserving and acquiring vital lands throughout the valley can accelerate. It would mean a property tax hike of about $10 annually on a $250,000 home.

KSL believes that's a small price to pay for preserving precious open space for generations to come. Vote "YES" on Proposition 2.

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