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 National

Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting

mp

Authorities are seeking a motive as to why a high school student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

beatles

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.

in Local Sports

Cougar & Husky doubleheader on KPUG

pac 12 logo

The Washington State Cougars welcome the Arizona Wildcats and the Washington Huskies host the Arizona State Sun Devils on Saturday. You can hear both games on KPUG 1170.

in Local Sports

Jenn Paul named GNAC Golfer of the Week

western washington logo generic copy/wwu

Western Washington University's Jenn Paul has been named Great Northwest Athletic Conference Women's Golfer of the Week for Oct. 19-25.

in Local Sports

Bellingham routs Wenatchee

bellingham blazers logo

The Bellingham Blazers beat the Wenatchee Wolves on Friday night at the Bellingham Sportsplex.