County to bill some residents

County to bill some residents

Save Story

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Residents in some unincorporated areas of Salt Lake County could be getting a bill for law enforcement services.

Slumping sales tax revenues have decimated the fund that pays for police services in the areas, leaving the county in need of coming up with a way to pay for it.

County Deputy Mayor Nicole Dunn says laying off 200 sheriff's deputies was not a viable option. The county felt it made more sense to assess a fee to the residents who are receiving the sheriff's department services.

Dunn says the county was studying how much residents would have to pay. She says a rough estimate was about $10 per month for residents and more for businesses.

The plan was tentatively approved this week, but a final approval is still needed.


Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast