Tacoma mulls 2 percent levy to fund road, bridge repairs

TACOMA, Wash. - Taxes may be on the rise for residents of Tacoma as part of an effort to repair roads and bridges in the city.

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.