DALLAS — Before 67% of voters in Utah's Jordan School District defeated the largest school bond proposal in the state's history on Nov. 5, district officials and those from the city of Bluffdale exchanged angry letters over alleged use of public money during the campaign.

The dispute began when Bluffdale mayor Derk Timothy, and City Council members sent a letter to residents urging them to vote against the $495 million bond proposal, accusing the school district of extravagance in its building program. Bluffdale is one of several cities within the district in the suburbs of Salt Lake City.

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