Sammamish City Council not keen on transportation funding idea

January 31, 2013

By Administrator

Mayor Tom Odell presented the rest of the City Council with a request that Sammamish join a coalition asking for a package of increased taxes to increase funding for transportation.

The plan, being pushed by the regional transportation lobby, would call for an increase in gas taxes, vehicle sales taxes and car tab fees.

“This is the best proposal that’s come out of a number of discussions,” Odell said at the Jan. 22 City Council meeting.

Councilmen John James and John Curley both indicated that they might be willing to go for an increase in gas taxes, but the car tabs soured them on the idea.

With no one on the council stepping up in favor of the proposal, Odell said he would decline to sign on.

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