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Permanent transportation tax should be rejected

Original post made by Tim Hunt, Castlewood, on Jan 2, 2012

Alameda County elected officials and transportation advocates have been negotiating the projects to be included when they ask voters to extend the county’s half-cent sales tax surcharge for a third time.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Jan 3, 2012 at 8:49 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

Good morning Tim and welcome to the fun that is the PW blog. I will offer an opinion about having to log in for this topic; it's going to roll off the list with nary a peep. I think if you are going to join PW, you have to keep the topics open to everyone. After all, you have the power to remove offensive comments or to close it to only registered users or shut it down to further comments if it gets out of hand.

I agree with you about this potential permanent tax proposal, although even a permanent tax is subject to future requests for an increase.

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Posted by GX
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jan 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm

GX is a registered user.

Thanks for the background. I am all for accountability for all organizations especially those that serve the public. It would be very interesting to see what we have gotten to date for all the taxes we've paid.

It would be especially interesting to see how much this infrastructure has cost us relative to what other states pay. I remember an article a while back that stated it cost California 6x the national average to build a mile of road.

Then maybe we'd understand better why our taxes continue to increase while our infrastructure continues to decline.

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