The vote was 5 to 2 to put yet another tax hike before Orange County voters. The last sales tax hike recently went into effect. The new tax the ultra liberal commission is salivating over is a half-cent hike to fund a Chapel Hill-focused light rail plan. Commissioner Steve Yuhasz, who voted against it, revealed what’s really happening:
“We’re just putting all of our transit eggs in this basket that really is so heavily weighted to a light rail plan that provides just scraps of the real kinds of transit that we’re most likey to need over the forseeable future,” Yuhasz said. “In the end we’re going to end up with a plan that is too expensive provides too little overall service and I don’t know how we can improve on that at all.”
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