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Stories tagged: transportation benefit district


UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Transportation district gains little ground in Spokane Valley

A $20 car tab tax could be a way to replenish dwindling revenue for road maintenance.


Gary Crooks: Run government like government

Performance reviews don’t work for politicians because positive outcomes are in the eye of the beholder. For instance, a council member could tout additional bike lanes, but you may hate …


Tab tax work stalls

More than half the money allotted for street paving and improvements this year from Spokane’s new vehicle tab tax may not be spent in 2012, as officials debate whether to …


Small trailers not subject to new tax

State officials have incorrectly charged Spokane’s new $20 tab tax to the owners of small, utility-type trailers. The state Department of Licensing incorrectly included single-axle trailers weighing less than 2,000 …


State incorrectly taxed small trailers in Spokane

State officials have incorrectly charged Spokane’s new $20 tab tax to the owners of small trailers. County Auditor Vicky Dalton said Wednesday that the state Department of Licensing incorrectly included …


Tab tax revenue drives street talk

Six months before the debut of a new tax on vehicles, city leaders are starting to debate how to spend the revenue. Spokane will begin collecting $20 tab fees on …


Editorial: Best use of boost from car tab fee is on streets

The Spokane City Council took a responsible step on Monday to address the woeful state of city streets. But the four-member majority who approved a modest $20 car tab fee …


Council approves tab tax

The Spokane City Council on Monday approved one new tax and delayed a decision on another. The council voted 4-3 for a $20-a-year tax on vehicles registered in Spokane, capping …


Tab tax returns to council agenda

A Spokane City Council vote two weeks ago rejecting a $20 annual vehicle tax appears to be only a bump in the road for supporters of the new fee. Council …


Council rejects car tab tax

Spokane’s car owners won’t have to pay an extra city tax to pay for street upgrades. After months of often-contentious debate, a divided Spokane City Council on Monday rejected a …


Council to weigh tab tax uses

A proposed $20 annual tax on vehicles that was foundering in December has found new life in the new year. The Spokane City Council studied the tax for several months, …


Council members send tab tax support to county

Creation of an annual vehicle tab tax of $20 appears to be gaining support on the Spokane City Council. A letter signed by six of the seven Spokane City Council …


City, Valley might back vehicle tax, Mielke says

Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke said Tuesday that Spokane and Spokane Valley city officials have indicated they may seek a countywide vehicle tax. A countywide “transportation benefit district” requires the …


Spokane Valley City Council discusses vehicle taxes

The merits of forming a regional Transportation Benefit District to raise revenue for road construction received nearly an hour of discussion at Tuesday’s Spokane Valley City Council meeting, but the …


Liberty Lake council hears TBD proposal from county

In a lengthy presentation, Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke provided the merits of a Transportation Benefit District to the Liberty Lake City Council at Tuesday’s meeting. Mielke, who has drafted …


Mayor cites innovation in face of deficit

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner said Friday her administration has “plans in place and work under way” to deal with another deficit facing the city. “As we go about our business …


Verner says ‘plans in place’ to deal with 2011 deficit

Spokane Mayor Mary Verner said Friday her administration has “plans in place and work under way” to deal with another deficit facing the city.


County leaders considering higher taxes, fees

Spokane County drivers may be required to pay an extra $20 per year to register their vehicles and voters may be asked to approve an extra 3.75 cents per gallon …