Economic development

$25 Head Tax

I suggest you implement a $25 "head tax" on local employees who commute alone by car. Employees who commute by bus, light rail, commuter rail, streetcar, water taxi, bicycle, walking, carpool, or vanpool would be exempt.

 

This would raise over $4.5 million per year, closing almost 10% of the 2011-2012 budget gap. It would be a sustainable revenue source, allowing the city to implement human services, road maintenance, sidewalk construction, and public safety services - thus attracting more businesses and residents to our great city.

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