Re: “Tacomans support utility tax for road repair” (TNT, 7-30).
The article on taxing utilities shows some very misleading survey questions. It almost appears that this 2 percent tax is free money.
Here are some facts. Tacoma Public Utilities’ rate model is “cost of service.” If its cost increases 2 percent, so will the rates.
More than half of Tacoma Public Utilities’ customers are outside the Tacoma city limits, and these folks don’t even get to vote on this measure. Is that even constitutional? Taxed but not represented. Seems we once fought a revolution over that.
My rates may …