More Money to Fix the Pothole Problem?

By: Stephanie Ramos Email
By: Stephanie Ramos Email

Topeka's city manager fired back Wednesday -- addressing the city's pothole problems and how motor vehicle fuel tax revenue one county commissioner suggests taking away.. can help solve it.

The city is receiving a half cent sales tax voters approved for street maintenance but there is now 2 point 1 million dollars at stake that the city believes they could use.

The city of Topeka believes the proposed redistribution of the motor vehicle fuel tax revenue should go to the city for street maintenance as well as the half cent sales tax.

On the other hand....Shawnee County Commisoner Vic Miller wants the county to opt out of the state law requiring it give more than two million dollars in motor fuels tax money to the city.

He says the county could use the money to hold down property taxes.

Opting out of the ordinance would require either a unanimous vote or commissioners could put it to a public vote.

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