Under Wells’s proposal, approved by the entire Committee on Public Works and Transportation, Ward 4 comes out in the bottom half of wards in terms of how much they would pay, as would Ward 5, whose council member, Harry Thomas Jr. also called the $25 to $100 per year charges “exorbitant.”
But the real winners in this proposal are Wards 7 and 8. Wells is proposing a revenue measure hugely favorable to residents east of the Anacostia, at a time when Circulator service in his ward is being cut and service added to Ward 8.
[Continue reading David Alpert’s post at Greater Greater Washington.]
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