Business Interests Double Down On Unfair ACHD Fee Hike

Looks like the business community has ponied up more than $180,000 in the move to convince Ada County Highway District voters to pass a 70% vehicle fee hike that exempts the heavyweights over 8,000 lbs.

The Idaho STATESMAN’S Sven Berg reports on the latest contributions and it leaves little doubt where the loyalties of the ACHD are based.

The developers, contractors, and other business interests favor the increase on the backs of the little guys to “pave the way,” for even more development increases in Ada County.

The GUARDIAN reiterates our plea to vote against the fee hike if you haven’t already voted. Two Ada County legislators are working on a bill which would include fees on trucks up to 60,000 lbs. driven locally.

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  1. Eamonn Harter
    Nov 3, 2018, 10:31 am

    Indeed, vote no on the registration fee increase on Tuesday. On a positive note, house sales in the Treasure Valley are down sharply year over year as California sales are plunging like it’s 2008 all over again.

    The new limits in the SALT deduction will further accelerate price and sales drops when CA house owners file their tax returns this Spring.

  2. This is the same crowd that has repeatedly lobbied to defeat impact fees for schools. Property tax payers are asked to fund bond issues to offset the growth enriching these few.

    Builders, developers and realtors are the alpha pigs slopping at the welfare trough!

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