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Six important bond propositions are on the November 4 ballot in Salt Lake City.

If voters go along with all six, and we hope they do, some $47.6 million would become available for a variety of projects. Voters should know passage of all six would result in a modest increase in property taxes for the duration of the bond issue.

KSL is especially anxious to see two of them approved!

Proposition 1 would allow the city to sell up to $10.2 million in general obligation bonds for upgrading Hogle Zoo. Specifically, the money would go toward expanding the elephant and feline exhibits. The changes are timely, especially in view of the recent decision to keep Hogle Zoo at the existing location.

Proposition 2 would authorize another $10.2 million bond for an intriguing project called “The Leonardo at Library Square.” It’s a unique science, culture and art education center to be housed in the former main city library. The city-owned building would be upgraded and leased to “The Leonardo” group.

The other propositions would provide money for a couple of new libraries, an open space fund, a major sports and recreation complex and enhancement of Tracy Aviary.

In KSL’s view, a good case can be made for approving all six propositions. However, Propositions 1 and 2 are highest on our list.

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