When Sundance says locals only, it me...

When Sundance says locals only, it means locals only - The Park Record

There are 28 comments on the Park Record story from Sep 24, 2010, titled When Sundance says locals only, it means locals only - The Park Record. In it, Park Record reports that:

Sundance Film Festival organizers have tightened the requirements for people to obtain the popular festival passes and ticket packages designed for Utahns, an effort, they say, will ensure they go to people who live in the state instead of outsiders.

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Maynard

Dallas, TX

#22 Sep 30, 2010
Wah
Caveat Emptor

Salt Lake City, UT

#23 Sep 30, 2010
As a prospective Summit County year-round resident, I have to express my appreciation for those folks who own second, or third, homes here. While you likely paid way too much to buy your place to begin with, you do pay full property taxes on the assessed value, yet utilize few of the services that the property taxes fund.....

While this economic model is likely to be unsustainable for the long term,(as income tax rates are restored to realistic levels, and property prices plummet causing many second/third homeowners to be "underwater") I am looking forward to this form of subsidized living for the next few years.

By all means consider yourself "locals" if it makes you feel better. In fact, thanks to your generous subsidies perhaps we need a class of "Super-locals"......
Spike

Long Beach, CA

#24 Oct 1, 2010
We'll see if this applies to the Hollywood types who come to the festival. I'm not talking about the ones with movies to show, but those who show up for the press coverage.
locals means local

Centerville, UT

#25 Oct 5, 2010
I have lived in PC for 26 years. Before the good times and now during the bad. In the 90's it was quite obvious we were a ski town and open during the winter only. WHERE WHERE YOU VISITING PEOPLE WHEN WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN BUSINESSS BECAUSE NO PEOPLE WHERE IN TOWN DURING THE SUMMER? You part time winter people are just tourist and should not get any perks.
Are you kidding

Miami, FL

#26 Oct 6, 2010
locals means local wrote:
I have lived in PC for 26 years. Before the good times and now during the bad. In the 90's it was quite obvious we were a ski town and open during the winter only. WHERE WHERE YOU VISITING PEOPLE WHEN WE HAD TO SHUT DOWN BUSINESSS BECAUSE NO PEOPLE WHERE IN TOWN DURING THE SUMMER? You part time winter people are just tourist and should not get any perks.
It is this type of rant that sends a message to visitors that locals are really not appreciated or even welcome. If someone pays real estate taxes, they are just as welcome as you are. Park City's tax base is greatly assisted by the second-home owners that you loathe. We pay significantly higher tax rates and support the local economy.

If you own propety there you are a local taxpayer and should be welcomed, not discriminated against. We spend plenty there and only purchase from local businesses. We accept the higher tax rates but don't accept this type of unwelcome treatment. We also spend our summers there. We also titled a vehicle there. Luckily, we have many friends in PC that live there year round. They are much friendlier than this individual. Further, the second home owners bring other visitors(the tourists you despise) to spend their dollars there. Watch what you wish for. We help employ your neighbors. Give us a break and keep your isolationist views private. If you own a local business there, please identify it so the second home owners won't spend our money there and irritate you with our presence.
When I am Mayor

Lindon, UT

#27 Oct 6, 2010
Are you kidding wrote:
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It is this type of rant that sends a message to visitors that locals are really not appreciated or even welcome. If someone pays real estate taxes, they are just as welcome as you are. Park City's tax base is greatly assisted by the second-home owners that you loathe. We pay significantly higher tax rates and support the local economy.
If you own propety there you are a local taxpayer and should be welcomed, not discriminated against. We spend plenty there and only purchase from local businesses. We accept the higher tax rates but don't accept this type of unwelcome treatment. We also spend our summers there. We also titled a vehicle there. Luckily, we have many friends in PC that live there year round. They are much friendlier than this individual. Further, the second home owners bring other visitors(the tourists you despise) to spend their dollars there. Watch what you wish for. We help employ your neighbors. Give us a break and keep your isolationist views private. If you own a local business there, please identify it so the second home owners won't spend our money there and irritate you with our presence.
When I am Mayor we will identify you part time people and triple tax you. We will use Obamas new internet spy tool and figure out how many days you are not in town and add a special tax for that. As far as you know it will be your so called local friends who will turn you in. They might smile at you but they are watching. I am already watching my neighbor. Believe me, you part timers do more damage and are not welcome here. You out of towners drove up real estate along with taxes and hurt a lot of locals. You out of town drunk drivers will get special extra long prision terms and have have all your property confiscated for the good of the locals. Free housing to REAL locals. You car title tax goes to the County, not the City dummy! Your house tax goes to the State, not the County dummy! I am all in favor of any part time residence being identified and place in the book along with having them check in and out when the enter Park City. Vote me in Nov.
Townie

Park City, UT

#28 Oct 6, 2010
Ignore the fools. All are welcome here. Please don't drive if you can help it. That includes the locals. The good old days...when would that be? The 50's when the City was a "ghost town" with the mines closing down? The 60's when the remaining miners and the hippies avoiding the draft would be in nightly brawls on Main St? The 70's , 80's 90's? This town is what it is because of the ski industry for the past 50 years. And that means attracting people to come and play and spend their vacation dollars. With the good comes the bad and that may be more traffic and higher real estate values. But the those values also means greater revenue (13% of your property taxes)for the City to repair and plow streets, run the "free" bus system, provide recreation amenities like the ballfields and ice rink, etc. In addition, most of your property taxes goes to the school district and fire district. If you want pay as you go, those of us without kids should not pay any taxes and if I never have fire at my house then I shouldn't pay for that either.
Townie is right

Lindon, UT

#29 Oct 6, 2010
No kids no tax. No fire no tax. I have not paid child support for years. I am a free spirit. I love women freely. No obligations, no hang ups. If these locals claim these children let them pay for their needs. The result of free love is not my responsibility. Women wait to have me.

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