Accident response fee headed to Tennessee? Possibly. I know that our “wheel tax” in this county damn near doubled in the past few years. Our property taxes went up roughly 20% in a single year, last year, while the value of our property went down. If I make improvements here, they will go up yet again. I’ll never understand taxing a deck.
Anyway, this article reports on cities and counties finding themselves inventing new fees, and raising existing ones, to cover budget shortfalls. Again, here in this tiny hamlet, if your dog escapes the yard and is picked up by animal control officers, it will cost 130 clams to post it’s bail. This is inevitable, since we long ago lost the war of words regarding taxes and all that they do.
If the end result is that you wind up with less money to keep, what difference does it make what you call the process of removing it from you? I guess its just not as sexy to drive around the County dog pound honking your horn like an idiot.