(Editor’s note: the results cited in the poll below were current as of posting. They are likely to change as more people vote. Also, with a relatively small number of votes, the results should not be considered scientific.)
After a delay last month, the Lynnwood City Council is expected to decide Monday night whether to implement a $20 vehicle registration fee. The Council will hear public comments before they vote.
The creation of a so-called Transportation Benefit District would help pay for road projects throughout the city. It’s expected to raise about $421,000 per year (that’s a revised figure based on the number of vehicles registered in the city.) The $20 fee is the highest that can be imposed without a public vote.
A non-scientific poll we conducted earlier this month indicated that opinions are split on the issue, with 53 percent favoring and 47 percent opposing the car tab fee.
Although the specific road projects haven’t been identified, they must meet certain criteria outlined below:
The transportation improvements funded by the district shall be made in an effort to reduce the risk of transportation facility failure and improve safety, decrease travel time, increase daily and peak period trip capacity, improve modal connectivity, and preserve and maintain optimal performance of the infrastructure over time to avoid expensive infrastructure replacement in the future.