This is precisely why I did not vote for the proposal to increase taxes for transportation. I felt from the beginning that the language was too vague and that would leave it open to interpretation and spending money on things I don’t want my tax money spent on. Apparently there is a lot of discussion by county officials and conflict about where to spend the money from the additional tax revenue.
An excerpt from the article, County may alter transit priorities:
Voters in November approved the quarter-cent tax increase by a margin of 64 percent to 36 percent. Although the ballot language didn’t specifically say what type of projects the money should fund, several opinion polls showed Salt Lake County voters wanted the money to go to transit.
But out of the 34 projects on the draft list, 29 are for roads.