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City should explore vehicle registration fee
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The City of Monroe is looking at ways to raise revenue to maintain its transportation infrastructure without imposing special property tax assessments for street and sidewalk construction. Jim Myers, former city clerk, suggested in a letter to your newspaper a couple weeks ago that the city look into an annual city vehicle registration fee (wheel tax) with the revenue dedicated for transportation related purposes; i.e., streets, sidewalks, bike lanes. I think Mr. Myers' suggestion deserves further review and analysis prior to spending $40,000 on a feasibility study to establish a city Transportation Utility tax for the very same purpose.

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