Boulder Officials Consider Per-Household Transportation Tax

The extra $24 a year, tacked onto existing utility bills, would go toward covering a $3 million transportation budget gap and highway and bridge repair. This is the transportation officials' second try in convincing the City Council.

"'The rates would be based on the amount of traffic that different properties generate,' Chris Hagelin, acting program manager for Go Boulder, said of the commercial rate.

The city has the legal authority to impose a maintenance fee, but previous councils have been apprehensive about not taking the measure to voters in the form of a tax. On Tuesday, the current leaders generally supported a tax measure.

'We're falling further and further behind on maintenance,' said Councilman Macon Cowles, who also suggested charging parents of open-enrolled students at a higher rate since they tend to drive more."

Full Story: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_19814218

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