Tuesday, July 29, 2014

City's Street Levy To Go To Voters In November


The decision on a proposed street levy in the City of Spokane will go to voters this fall. The Spokane City Council last night voted unanimously to send the financing package to voters on November 4.

If approved, the measure would maintain current tax rates at 91 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value. But instead of simply paying off old street maintenance debts, the city would get $25 million annually to fix and improve streets.

The Spokesman-Review has more on how the plan would work to fix more streets while not costing you any more.

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SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

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