Posted: May 13, 2013 9:19 PM by Mike Manzoni -- email@example.com
Updated: May 14, 2013 10:33 AM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- After months of back-and-forth over a street user fee plan, Councilmen Mark Scott and Kelley Allen on Monday unveiled a new plan to fund city street repairs while saving residents a little money.
The plan, which was released to the media via a memorandum, has two parts: 1.) reduce the street user fee for both commercial businesses and residents from $7 to $5, and 2.) have the city contribute $4 million from its general fund to help pay for the lower fee.
"This would be a solution that would show the public that we're committed to funding our highest priorities," said Scott. "The city needs to show its commitment to resolving this problem."
Under their proposed plan, the city would only have to raise $11 million from the public, not $15 million called for in the original proposal. The only part of their plan, Scott said, that does not differ from the original one is the ten-year period of the program.
Scott said either he or Allen will make a motion to amend the current plan when it is discussed at a city council meeting next month.
Do you have a tip, information about a breaking news story, or a story idea for 6 Investigates? Contact the KRIS 6 News Desk at 361-884-6666 or send us an email.
Send us your feedback. We want to hear from you!
Look at photos and videos and share them!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Website
Get KRISTV.com on your mobile or PDA!
|KRISTV.COM Mobile Apps
Get our mobile apps on your mobile or PDA!
See the latest winning numbers!
|6 News Team
Read about your favorite KRIS-TV personalities!
|FCC Online Public File
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and more