The increase in funds needed for maintenance of Lincoln city streets is substantial. It makes sense to use a slight increase in sales tax to raise the additional funds.
With the sales tax increase, the residents of Lincoln would receive some help from people living outside of Lincoln who drive in every day for work and shopping. We would also get some help from people living in Lincoln and registering their vehicles out of town and, in some cases, even out of state
There are a lot of vehicles using our streets that contribute nothing to the cost of maintenance. Without the sales tax the increase in cost will fall on Lincoln residents who have their cars registered properly.
It will require an increase in some other area of taxes. The wheel tax has reached the point of ridiculous and should not be increased farther.
Gary Renner, Lincoln