Arterial Road Funding to be discussed Tuesday at SF City Council Informational meeting

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I think this graphic pretty much says it all

City councilor Kenny Anderson Jr. Plans to discuss proposed changes to arterial street funding. Anderson and Public Works Director Mark Cotter will be making a joint presentation.

This of course all stems from the 6 year anniversary (2008) of raising the 2nd penny tax to a full penny after developers and city administrators made false promises to the city council in order for the tax increase. The developers haven’t even came within striking distance of their promised 60% input. The entire tax increase was based entirely on lies and a failing economy that was evident at the time of the increase.

One proposal would be to keep the tax increase in place and simply ONLY match developers platting fees for arterial road expansion. Any additional money from the tax increase would go towards existing road maintenance, not expansion.



5 comments ↓

#1 Dan Daily on 10.24.14 at 11:11 am

I get it. Amend your lies so you can ask for another tax increase and amend more lies 6 years later.

#2 teatime on 10.24.14 at 3:21 pm

About time this got addressed.

#3 Ol'Bubbleguts on 10.24.14 at 9:46 pm

Have at it dippies,… OBG broadcasting from Hutchinson
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In Art and Labor and VARMINT control

OBG

#4 Greg Neitzert on 10.25.14 at 10:38 pm

Dan is right.
Based on my recollection of what was promised at the meeting when this was adopted and the resolution passed along with it, my position is the only honorable thing to do is repeal the tax. Diverting the money to anything else, including improvements to existing roads is a violation of the promise that was made. If you want to raise the tax again for existing road improvements, fine, let’s have the debate. Then maybe we could discuss how much money from the CIP is going towards other things that could easily be used to fund roads and those in favor can justify why we need to raise taxes to pay for roads.

#5 l3wis on 10.29.14 at 8:41 am

I see at yesterdays meeting the city clerk and chair Deano the Meano only gave Anderson 6 minutes to make his presentation and Cotter 1 minute, then said they would postpone any further discussions until after the 1st of the year. Like the EC siding, this will NEVER get fixed.

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