Tacoma Proposition 1

September 27, 2013

Tacoma's roads are in need of repairs, but declining budgets and conflicting priorities have made finding the funding difficult. But come November, voters in Tacoma will decide whether to add a 2% tax to their utility bills to pay for road repairs. Opponents say adding 2% to a 6% is really a 33% percent increase, and that utilities have nothing to do with roads. Proponents however say it's the only way to create a dedicated source of funding to fix potholes, resurface roads, and improve crosswalks and intersections. Northwest Now producer and host Tom Layson takes onto the streets of Tacoma to show us the problems, and sits down with both sides to give voters a feel for what the issues are.


OPEN HOUSE LOCATIONS

October 2, 2013
Tacoma Main Library
1102 Tacoma Avenue South
Tacoma, WA 98402

October 9, 2013
Moore Library
215 South 56th Street
Tacoma, WA 98408

October 10, 2013

Jason Lee Middle School
602 North Sprague Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403

October 14, 2013

Gray Middle School
6229 South Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98409

October 17, 2013

Tacoma Municipal Building
Council Chambers
747 Market Street
Tacoma, WA 98402

October 30, 2013

Tacoma Nature Center
1919 South Tyler Street
Tacoma, WA 98405


LINKS:

Campaign for: www.fixtacomastreets.com
Campaign Against: www.thewrongtax.org/
City of Tacoma information page:  www.cityoftacoma.org/cms/one.aspx?objectId=34874
News Tribune article:  www.thenewstribune.com/2013/08/27/2751794/money-would-fix-only-roads-broadnax.html
Voter's guide:  www.co.pierce.wa.us/DocumentCenter/View/26602

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