In the News: ‘There’s just not enough scooters’: KC councilman pursues tax for affordable housing

‘There’s just not enough scooters’: KC councilman pursues tax for affordable housing

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“Lucas said he was interested in the proposal and would hear it in his committee, but questioned why it would appear on the November ballot, when the current council will be out of office.

“If you want to increase taxes to pay for affordable housing, do it while you’re still on the City Council,” Lucas said.

Wagner said putting the proposal on the November ballot would give the council time to fully develop the housing policy before asking voters to pay for it. 

Lucas said he would like to see whether the city can come up with $75 million through general revenue and federal funds before council members turn to raising taxes. He challenged Wagner’s assertion that there isn’t enough general revenue available.

“People are happy to say there are no general fund dollars until they spend general fund dollars,” Lucas said.”

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