From the Inland Port to sales tax, from air quality to quality of life, the State of Utah interferes regularly in the internal affairs of cities across our great state—from Kanab to Kanosh… from Provo and Ogden to Salt Lake City. We need to innovate, and that’s just not possible with the folks on Capitol Hill pulling the strings. Salt Lake City needs to lead a coalition of cities and citizens around the state to pass a local control amendment to Utah’s constitution that guarantees cities the right to govern themselves.
When must take control of our finances, establishing a public bank. The Public Bank of Salt Lake City could leverage the cities’ assets to fund our own priorities and to make a bit of profit along the way. This widespread practice of smart governments around the world is an idea whose time has come.