Who’s up for some local trampling of free speech to protect a special interest tax hike:

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When transparency is your last concern, there’s bound to be some “hiccups”.

Transparency hiccup: UTA Board adopts service plan for minorities before hearing criticism of it http://www.sltrib.com/news/3933673-155/transparency-hiccup-uta-board-adopts-service

Meanwhile:

UTA hikes fees for public records http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865655019/UTA-hikes-fees-for-public-records.html

Hey, remember how voters passed new taxes for UTA. Here’s the thanks you get:

UTA’s closing of committee meetings violates the Open Meetings Act http://www.standard.net/Our-View/2016/05/13/UTA-openmeetings-UtahTransitAuthority-editorial.html

UTA chairman says agency closed meetings to public because of Tribune coverage http://www.sltrib.com/news/3887643-155/uta-chairman-says-agency-closed-meetings?fullpage=1

If only we wouldn’t have pissed away the money on tax increases for cronies like UTA….

“We are struggling hiring qualified candidates and being able to fill vacancies,” said Bountiful Police Chief Tom Ross. “Whenever those numbers are down, we worry about public safety and being able to provide the service levels that our communities expect and demand from us.”

http://kutv.com/news/local/public-employee-double-dipping-bill-passes-utah-house