Prices for many of the services performed by the Utah County Health Department rose significantly in 2018, especially by their Environmental Health Department that oversees services for new subdivisions, as I was told at their front desk and by employee Jason Garrett.
These are monopoly services. Do you think licensed, free-market professionals could perform these services as they already do title work? Of course, they could.
Surely the taxpayers are subsidizing these services. I sent Commissioner Bill Lee an email today urging him to dismantle their monopoly. The government needs to get out of the business of monopolizing services.
I suspect knowing this would anger most taxpayers: