How does Murray City stack up against other cities? Is the City being cost effective?

Murray City prides itself on its independence from special districts and county services. The City believes that it is best able to manage service levels and costs through ownership and self-management. All other cities in Salt Lake County utilize the County or special districts to provide the same services provided by the City.

So, to have an ‘apples to apples’ comparison of property tax rates, the chart below combines the city and any special district rates for government services (e.g. parks, streets, general government, police, fire, and cemetery). The rates for other cities are estimates based on information available as of June 20, 2018. Since many cities are entering the Truth-in-Taxation process to increase property tax mill levy rates, these rates are subject to change based on council action.

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1. Why are property taxes important?
2. Where do my property taxes go?
3. Are property taxes affected by inflation?
4. Why have my property taxes gone up if the City hasn't raised them?
5. Why is the tax rate increase needed?
6. How long will this increase sustain the City?
7. How does Murray City stack up against other cities? Is the City being cost effective?