Opponents of Tim Eyman’s latest proposal say Initiative 985 would take money away from Eastern Washington and give it to metropolitan Seattle. In response, the City of Spokane is considering scrapping their Photored cameras.
985 would divert 15% of all state sales taxes generated through vehicle sales, and from traffic tickets issued through camera enforcement programs,including Spokane’s photored cameras, into a state fund that would pay for measures to alleviate traffic congestion. A new study says most of that money would be spent in King County though. Here’s the breakdown on where the money would go.
If the initiative passes, Spokane officials say they may dump the photored cameras, rather than lose money. Here’s that story.
What’s your opinion of I-985?