City of Aberdeen votes to pursue taxable transportation district
The Aberdeen City Council took the first step to creating a Transportation Benefit District last night at their meeting.
The council vote 7 to 2 to accept the first reading of an ordinance that will create the district that could make it possible to send a tax vote to the public. explained what the process was.
The city would need a public vote to increase taxes to fund street projects. The city could implement a $20 car tab charge without a vote; although Councilman Tim Alstrom said that he does not believe that anyone on the council would vote for that addition.
The two no votes for the measure came from Councilman James Cook and Councilwoman Alice Phelps who were concerned about the possible extra tax if the district is created.