New signs of opposition to Metro tax measure

by: Essex Porter Updated:

SEATTLE, Wash. —

There are new signs of opposition as King County Voters cast their ballots to decide on a tax hike for Metro bus service. 

We spotted “No on Prop 1” signs in just the last few days.

They're against the plan to use a $60 vehicle fee and a tenth-of-a-cent sales tax hike to prevent cuts that could total 17 percent. 

“I would hope that any cuts that happen if our side wins, probably should happen anyway,” said Dick Paylor of the opposition group Families for Sustainable Transit. 

But supporters of Move King County Now are clear about what will happen should Prop 1 fail, “Metro cuts service plain and simple,” said Rob Johnson. 

And Johnson points out that 40 percent of the money raised is slated to fix roads. 

We checked the records and found that opponents have raised $6000 so far. 

Supporters have raised nearly $600,000. 

Ballots must be postmarked by April 22.