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The Dalles To Seek Gas Tax Increase; Opts Out Of Road District

The City of The Dalles will not take part in a road district in Wasco County.  City Councilors decided instead to instruct municipal staff to bring back a resolution to put a gas tax increase on the November ballot.  Councilors and Mayor Steve Lawrence all expressed concern that property tax compression from a road district would have a negative impact on other governmental entities, in particular Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue District.  County Commissioner Steve Kramer says the county will proceed with its road district plans, awaiting answers from other municipalities and acknowledging without The Dalles the tax rate would be higher.  Motions to opt in to the road district at the full rate and at a phased in rate were both defeated, and then the motion to have the gas tax resolution prepared was passed unanimously.

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