Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Davis County tax forum to span political ideology

BOUNTIFUL — Davis County Democrats will hold a tax issues forum on Oct. 25 in County Commission Chambers at Davis County Memorial Courthouse.

The meeting will feature speakers representing a wide range of political views but who share concerns over the direction Davis County officials have taken tax policy the past seven years. With county residents reeling from assessments, another county commission tax increase, another school district tax increase, and a ballot question asking for another sales tax increase, the forum will allow residents to voice opposition.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Leading the discussion, answering questions, and asking questions themselves will be:

Rob Miller — Vice Chair of the Utah State Democratic Party, 2006 Democratic Nominee for County Commission, Seat A (The main plank of his platform was a pledge to vote against any and all tax increases during his first term); lead author of www.utahamicus.com.

J. Dell Holbrook — Davis County Commissioner from 1990-1994; the last Democrat to serve on the County Commission and the last commissioner of any party to vote against a tax increase.

Richard Marchant — former Utah State Tax Commissioner

Ron Mortensen — Co-founder of Citizens for Tax Fairness , a grassroots organization dedicated to controlling taxes and spending. In an August 15 op-ed, Mortensen argued that the all-Republican delegation of Davis County's elected representatives can be labeled "tax-and-spend liberals." Mortensen was a Republican candidate for Utah House District 20 in 2006.

At the end of the evening, the forum will be opened for discussion of possible next steps, which could include but are not limited to:

Encouraging more people to run for office themselves;
How to make county and local government more transparent and open to public input;
How residents can become more involved in elections and voting at the county level.

Event Details are:

Davis County Democrats Tax Night
Oct. 25, 2007, at 7 p.m.
Davis County Commission Chambers
Davis County Memorial Courthouse
28 East State Street
Farmington, Utah 84025

For more information, contact:

Richard Watson
Chair, Davis County Democrats

Brett Garner
Secretary, Davis County Demcorats

1 comment:

democrat said...

How dare those Republicans raise taxes on Repuublicans.