Prop 1 Debate: King County's Plan To Fund Metro Transit

Apr 3, 2014

If passed, the measure would levy a 0.1 sales tax increase and raise the car tab fee to $60.
If passed, the measure would levy a 0.1 sales tax increase and raise the car tab fee to $60.
Credit Flickr Photo/Jeff Youngstrom (CC BY-NC-ND)

Steve Scher moderates a debate over the upcoming King County special election ballot measure. If Proposition 1 passes, it would increase the annual car tab fee to $60 and raise the county's sales tax by 0.1 percent or 10 cents on a $100 purchase for 10 years. If it fails, King County Metro Transit predicts it will have to cut service by 17 percent.

Rob Johnson, executive director of the Transportation Choices Coalition, offers some reasons why voters should support Prop 1. Dick Paylor, chairman-elect at the Eastside Transportation Association, argues why voters should reject the measure.

Ballots must be postmarked by April 22, 2014.