Our property taxes skyrocketed this year. Now our mayor wants to add $180 ($15 per month, per household) to our taxes (TNT, 2-25).
The millions the city wants to spend on more light rail would fix a lot of roads and benefit a lot more people than the proposed light rail ever will.
A road tax is included in every gallon of gas we buy. Where does it go? After the voters voted down the last proposition for a gas tax, it's like the powers that be in Tacoma decided to punish the citizens of this city by doing little or no road maintenance at all
Oh, sure, every so often a maintenance truck comes along, someone throws asphalt in a pothole as a temporary fix. Very soon, the pothole is back, bigger and worse than ever.
Before we let the city have any more of our tax dollars, there needs to be some accountability by the city for the decades of neglect.