Think that your vehicle tax was increased to address critical transportation needs throughout Raleigh? Think again.
According to the city of Raleigh, the tax will bring in about $1.4 million a year. What is that paying for? It appears for the extenstion of Fayetteville Street. The cost for that is $1.46 million. And that's just the beginning on costs for the Phase II extension.
From the minutes:
"Mayor Meeker moved approval of the recommendation as outlined and asked Administration to provide the budget information as requested by Ms. Taliaferro. His motion was seconded by Ms. Taliaferro and a roll call vote resulted in all members voting in the affirmative except Mr. Craven who voted in the negative. "
And we note once again Taliaferro's complaint about the lack of transportation dollars for items in her district. This would have more than covered the items mentioned in a previous post.
Priorities are what you pursue, not what you profess.
Hope you enjoy the upcoming potholes on your street as fall and winter approaches. You likely won't see them on Fayetteville Street.