After millions of dollars on a convention center, walking trails, an extra golf course, non-profit funding and even entertaining the troops from a naval vessel the Wilmington city council has decided that fixing their streets might be important.
The city council decided to raise the tax rate by 3 cents per $100 of value for a five-year capital plan that will raise $41 million. Of that, $35.2 million will go to streets and sidewalks, including $21 million specifically for street rehabilitation. That money will address streets that have languished in poor condition or need repairs.
Simply staggering that the city can justify a tax increase on this as they continue to waste taxpayer time and money on a baseball stadium. Do you think the streets have more importance than a taxpayer funded baseball stadium?
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