Yakima Voters to Have Say in Car Tab Fees
Yakima city voters will have a chance to help the city with street repairs when a 30 dollar car tab fee proposal appears on the April 2013 ballot. The Yakima City Council Tuesday decided against a 40 dollar increase and instead changed the proposal to 30 dollars saying the city could fix more streets with the money collected. With the income from a 20 dollar fee, the city could fix 50 to 60 lane miles of roads. Council members argued a $20 fee would only maintain roads, but not repair them. Members say the city simply has no more money to fix the roads and hope voters will agree to pitch in when it’s time to vote in April of next year. The issue will appear on the ballot April 23rd.