I am sure many people took notice when the challenger for the Davis County Commission seat said he would accept a much reduced salary for the job. It made me suspicious. Now of course we know that he really only wants to work
10 hours a week for his $40,000, plus benefits. Who will do the rest of the job? How much will that cost? I'm more worried about what he's not saying. Will he raise taxes? He hasn't mentioned taxes at all. At a "Meet the candidates night" I went to, he said that economic development was not part of the county's responsibility. That is for the governor's office. Does that mean he thinks we should all work in Salt Lake like he does? Will he work to keep the economic mainstay of our county, Hill AFB? He has mentioned adding layers of bureaucracy and duplicating work that is already being done.
Our national government is in a financial disaster, and the polarization of the two major parties has left them unable to pass even basic legislation.
Thankfully that is not the case in our county. Our county has a AAA bond rating and receives awards for it's fiscal and organizational management.
Commissioner Petroff promised not to raise taxes, he kept that commitment, and again promises not to raise them. There is not enough space here to tell all the ways he has served us, but I will say that he is an honest, devoted man who works full time and then some. He works to bring jobs to Davis County, not raise our taxes, and coordinates with other leaders to make good decisions that benefit our citizens. I hope we all have taken the time to carefully consider the candidates and ALL their proposals.