Davis County Commissioners voted today to adopt the 37 percent tax increase approved last December.
The commission also approved a letter of intent to provide $5.5 million in one-time tax abatement to homeowners hit especially hard by skyrocketing property valuations.
In other words, the Commission opted to keep their hands in your wallet but gave you a couple of bucks for the trouble. Ultimately, they seem to hope taxpayers will be pacified by a short term gimmick while the long term tax increase remains (more on that at this post). The gimmick may also be an attempt to interdict any movement towards a “Prop 13” variant.
If anything, all three Commissioners (Hansen, Downs, Millburn) are now, officially, on the record of supporting the tax increase.