Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Property taxes and a parking tax on homes = double taxation

Register Guard--

The Eugene city Council on Thursday voted to raise the city's gas tax by three cents a gallon by a 6-2 vote to generate more money to repair the city's "bumpiest, potholed filled" streets, bringing the total that motorists would pay for taxes to 50.4 cents per gallon.

" Councilor Chris Pryor said the council will explore three other ways to produce more money for streets, namely a property tax levy that would need to be approved by voters and a parking tax on homes and businesses that wouldn't need voter approval. "

Portland attorney and lobbyist for the Oregon petroleum Association Paul Romain told counselors before the vote that if they passed the tax increase, his group would launch a signature gathering drive to asked residents to vote on the latest increase or possibly on the entire tax.
an extra tax for our driveway? Isn't our driveway part of our property taxes that we pay every year? Isn't that double taxation? Would you be charged differently if you have a single car driveway are a double car driveway?

When is this craziness going to end?

It is definitely past time for recalls.



6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grade school kids voted to impeach Bush. Maybe we should turn them loose in Eugene. I think they could do a better job than the current administration.

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Anonymous Laura said...

I have heard all my life that it is illegal to double tax citizens and yet our gov't does it all the time. I would like to know which loop hole they are using. Maybe we should find a loophole of our own.
Several months ago there was a mayor in a small town that waived property taxes for every household for a year. WHY? Because he found out that most of the taxes they collect and some of the cities money goes to the Feds - however if they collect none, they owe none. It saved the city $40,000 of their own money in payments they would have had to make to the gov't. That's a great loop hole!

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