There has been a lot said for and against Kaysville's Proposition 5, restricting use of electric funds which the city has used in real estate transactions to the tune of $25 million. The arguments by opponents that Prop 5 will increase property taxes is a given possibility. Where else can money come from if the city doesn't take profits from the electric fund? Prop 5 is a game changer. As Mr. Greg Franks said: "Kaysville City has pacified the public with their claim to lower taxes and power rates when in fact they have significantly raised revenues by quietly and artfully taken money from the citizens' pockets from the electric fund and used or lost it in ways that have no public input."
The state auditor's report in September was crystal clear; this practice is in violation of the law. Sadly, none of the incumbents running for election support this citizen driven initiative. It cuts their cash cow off. Kaysville citizens need to send a strong message to the city they no longer will tolerate this.
The challengers, Susan Lee and Brian Frandsen do support it and will honestly and openly represent the citizens. Citizens need to make their voice heard by early voting at city hall the next two weeks or November 5 at the DATC and Kaysville Bible Church.
H. Lynn Galbraith
Kaysville City Council