You Want the Streets Maintained? Fine. Then, Just Maybe, You'll Get to Pay Extra For That.
Anyway. There is one item on the list to which there's not a price tag yet affixed: the implementation of a Transportation User Fee. Per the doc, "Revenue projections are being determined." But, first, what the what is a Transportation User Fee?
Lots of cities have 'em, including Hillsboro, Oregon, and Austin. Here's how Hillsboro describes it: "It is a monthly user fee based on the use of the road system by residents, businesses, government agencies, schools and non-profits." And, per Austin's City Code: "A user of a benefitted property [must] pay the prorated annual cost of the transportation system that can reasonably be attributed to the benefitted property [based upon] the number of motor vehicle trips generated by a benefitted property."
In other words: You got a car, you gotta pay -- most likely, an extra $3 to $4 a month, based on a quick look at other cities that add the fee to monthly utility bills. Austin, though, does exempt people who don't drive -- yet another reason to go car-free like Patrick Kennedy. (No word on a car-owning shut-in exemption.) In every city in which a TUF is implemented, the money goes into a transportation fund that pays for maintenance of old roads and the construction of new projects.
In other words, you know what could be coming to an end? This.