The news came down Tuesday night as Tacoma's city staff first made the proposal.
It's about the potholes in the roads and bridges that need repair.
The city is proposing a 2 percent levy - basically a 2 percent tax increase on gas bills, electric bills and phone company earnings to pay for the improvements.
The levy would generate an estimated $10 million to $11 million a year for road and bridge improvements.
The official proposal will be made during next Tuesday's City Council meeting. If a majority of the council approves, the issue will go before voters on Nov. 5.