Palo Alto Council wants bigger cut of transportation taxes

The members of the Palo Alto council have voted in favor of grabbing itself a bigger share of any future revenues from transportation taxes. The council believe that they should have gained more money from the first two rounds of transportation taxes to offset the cost of workplace injury. Eight other towns have also stated their intentions of taking a bigger cut of any such taxes if they are raised again in the future.
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The two previous transportation taxes were put into affect by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority and they are seriously considering the next round of transportation taxes, which Palo Alto Council and other councils within the valley reckon that could raise around $25 million. They believe that they are entitled to a bigger cut.

However these councils do not want a bit bigger slice of the tax to be greedy, they believe the extra money is urgently needed to improve their own transport systems as a matter of urgency.

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