Passage of watered down “forever” street tax questioned by new council members

The streets in Monroe’s southside are beginning to deteriorate, cave in and develop potholes; even the city collects $18 million a year in a special sales tax to keep them repaired. What’s happened to the money? If the tax is being collected, where is it going?

It turns out that what began as a 10-year tax to fix the streets has morphed into a “forever” tax that pays for a laundry list of projects, with streets getting the smallest amount of the street tax funds.

That idea doesn’t sit…


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