Humboldt considers sales tax for streets



May 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM

HUMBOLDT — The poor condition of Humboldt’s streets has prompted its city council to request voters approve a one-half cent sales tax over the next 15 years.

An estimated $1.2 million in equipment, materials and labor is needed to repair approximately 300 city blocks, Humboldt City Council members learned at their meeting Monday night.

The city budgets $40,000 for street repair and maintenance, derived from $50,000 in fuel tax money. In years past, that tax brought in closer to $80,000 a year, said Larry Tucker, Humboldt city manager.

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