City of Snohomish TBD: Two cents on the tax’s value

The residents of Snohomish fund many government services. One of the most successful government programs in the City of Snohomish is the Transportation Benefit District (TBD). Our willingness to pay 2 cents in sales tax on a $10 taxable purchase has made a huge difference in our streets. Potholes have been filled; streets have been repaved in all areas of our city; and the Avenue D roundabout has completely eliminated congestion. We have secured more than $5 million dollars in matching funds to complete projects because we committed to provide local funding. Let’s continue to support what works.

Do not be misled by arguments that clearly want to punish this success. Don’t be misled by non-residents telling voters how to vote. And don’t be misled by opponents who benefit by street improvements but don’t want to pay a dime — or in this case — 2 cents, to help pay for them. Vote yes to protect our streets and safe travels.

Paul Kaftanski

Snohomish

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