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Monday, January 30, 2012

AAA Idaho Survey How Should Local Taxes Be Spent?


A current AAA of Idaho survey reveals growing support for legislative action that would give local option tax the authority for transportation funding purposes.  According to the survey, registered voters were given a choice of where and how the additional revenues from local option taxes could be used.

59% said that they would approve the use of sales tax receipts to help pay for road and bridge infrastructure.

19% said it should be used for public transportation, including buses, vans, and rails.

And 22% claimed to be undecided.

To see the full story by KMVT News see the following link:

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Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization (KMPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization for Kootenai County, Idaho. Federal law requires urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people to have an MPO. KMPO was formed in 2003, to provide coordinated transportation planning within Kootenai county for the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and the Coeur d'Alene tribe.

KMPO's Board of Directors oversees KMPO for Kootenai County, ID. KMPO's Executive Director and Staff are responsible for day-to-day operational and administrative needs.