News

Gas tax measure to go before Ferndale voters

Gas tax measure to go before Ferndale voters

Photo: clipart.com

KGMI News Reporting
By Mike Curtiss

FERNDALE, Wash. – Voters in Ferndale will decide this November if they want a new gas tax to pay for road repairs.

The Ferndale City Council approved the penny-per-gallon gas tax ballot measure at its meeting on Monday.

The vote was 4-to-3 with council members Carol Bersch, Brent Goodrich and Mel Hansen opposed.

If the ballot measure passes, gas stations would be exempt from paying the tax on the first 60,000 gallons sold each month at each station.

The council voted down a similar gas tax proposal last year.

The city tried a gas tax ballot measure in 1993, but nearly 60 percent of voters back then said “no.”

Ferndale voters approved a sales tax increase in 2012 to pay for road repairs.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Mayweather stripped of title he won in Pacquiao fight

Fresh
mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Manny Pacquiao this year for failing to comply with rules.

in Sports

FSU QB Johnson off team after video shows him punching woman

Fresh
21-overlay5

Freshman De'Andre Johnson faces misdemeanor battery charges.

in Entertainment

Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari to lead ‘Oddball Comedy’ tour

Fresh
amyschumer

Other comedians joining the multi-state tour include Nick Kroll, Nikki Glaser, Michael Che, and Jim Norton.

in National, World

U.S. to increase support for Syria opposition

Fresh
23-overlay2

President Barack Obama pledged to increase support for the moderate opposition in Syria's civil war and said the U.S. needs to do more to prevent attacks and combat Islamic State efforts to recruit followers.

in National

10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 7

Fresh
confederatebattle

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. GREEK PREMIER…