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I was just listening to the Council minutes from last night, and it appears that the council, unanimously, voted to endorse a letter going to the state legislature regarding car license taxes. The letter, signed by many local cities including (from what I heard) Federal Way and Kent, encourages the legislature to enact this tax. I have not read the package, and it was sort of hard to hear all of the dialogue but the end result, if this tax passes, would be additional costs per household. In fact, Council Member Robertson stated that this tax "would cost his neighbors a couple of hundred dollars a year."
If anyone was at the meeting, it would be nice to hear more about the actual measure. One thing I thought I understood was that the way the funds would be distributed is based on population. Now Tukwila has 19K residents which does not reflect the wear and tear on the roads from all of the shoppers. Perhaps what Tukwila should consider is tax based on sales where a % goes to cover transportation. As this current tax sounds, cities with higher populations would benefit more from the tax.
I'd be interested in hearing opinions on this. And if you were at the meeting what your thoughts are.