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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
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