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Richland City Council votes to raise car tab fees

Richland City Council votes to raise car tab fees

RICHLAND, Wash. - Richland City Council has passed the first reading of a new ordinance that would increase car tab fees for thousands of people.

The City Council met for the first Transportation Benefit District meeting Tuesday night.

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In a six to one vote, the majority voted to move forward with the transportation funding ordinance, which would raise car tab fees for Richland residents by $20.

Council members mentioned looking into a potential waiver for those below the poverty line.

The board makes a final vote at its next meeting, likely to to place after the City Council meets May 2.

The $20 would be added to car tab fees in January 2018 if the ordinance passes.

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