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Has Carta started working on Plan B?

Warwick Jones

The sales tax referendum is about 6 months away. We wonder whether CARTA has started working on Plan B yet? The bus company states that it is relying on the passage of the sales tax increase to obtain funding for services. As in the last referendum, only about 20% of the revenue from the sales tax will go to CARTA. The balance will go into that bottomless box with the pretty label called Roads, Parks and Greenspace. I doubt that voters will buy the spiel again but the Post & Courier lachrymose machine is starting to pump out the hardship stories again. Voters may be moved but they also will recognise the increased sales tax as a largely unnecessary drain on taxpayers resources. CARTA should start to consider real reform.