The city of Tacoma has proposed to raise taxes on utilities in an effort to repair the cities pothole problems. While I applaud the council’s efforts to address one of several infrastructure problems, the new tax is not the correct way to go about this.
Like other taxing authorities, Pierce Transit reported an increase of 11 percent this quarter over last. The revenue came primarily from an increase in sales tax revenue, as the economy continues to mend.
This increase in sales tax revenue should be reflected in the city’s budget as well. Using the extra sales tax revenue and …