A closer look reveals why being labeled as a city with a "high cost of government" need not always be a negative label, but can actually be a source of pride.
This article highlights recent "Resource Optimizer" award winner South Jordan City. SJC was recently identified as a city with a "high cost of government" by the Utah Taxpayers Association. SJC was able to respond to this label and articulate exactly how, why and where they spend tax dollars.
As South Jordan City Manager Gary Whatcott states, “Spending is not ‘right’ or ‘wrong’—it is what a community decides.” Full article here https://www.resourcex.net/single-post/2019/10/08/Why-High-Cost-of-Government-isnt-always-a-bad-thing