Multiple Prop Ones

There are actually 3 proposition Ones on our Clark County ballots.

This site provides the factual information for the string of tax increases planned to grow the size and cost of multiple new major public transit projects in Clark County.

Prop One – C-Tran – another sales tax hike for C-Tran for the CRC Light Rail Tolling project and the first leg of a $407 million series of Bus Rapid Transit projects throughout Clark County as specificied in the 20-year plan adopted by C-Tran on June 8, 2010. (see page 21 of the 20-year plan)


Here’s what certified forensic accountant Tiffany Couch tells us about the cost of tolls:

The CRC has plans for tolls:
#1. both the FEIS and the Capital and Operating plan were published in Sept. 2011. Why are those numbers in 2006 year dollars?

#2. Page 4-11 of the FEIS calls for tolls to be $3.00 one-way during commute times. That 3.00 in 2006 is $4.14 in 2019 or $8.28 round trip. Here is the link to the original CRC documents that show where those numbers come from.

#3. Page 40 of the Capital and Operating Plan calls for $6.00 one way tolls. That $6 cost in 2006 equates to $8.27 in 2019 or $16.54 round trip.

#4. Toll escalation rates are not my own. They are the CRCs. (see footnote A on each tolling rate schedule)

#5. These toll rates are not unreasonable. Tacoma Narrows is $5 one way. SR520 is over $10 round trip.


Here are the published round trip tolls rates for the SR 520 Bridge (WSDOT added these tolls to the existing bridge in the Seattle Area):

Vehicle (number of axles)

With Pass Pay by Mail

Two (includes motorcycles)

$7.18

$10.26

Three

$10.76

$15.38

Four

$14.36

$20.50

Five

$17.94

$25.62

Six or more

$21.52

$30.76

The Pay By Plate toll rate is the Good To Go! Pass toll rate plus a $0.25 photo enforced fee each direction.


Tiffany Couch, certified forensic accountant, provided an editorial on C-Tran’s Proposition One HERE.
The C-Tran Financial referred to are HERE.
And the HCT Finance plan is HERE


Click HERE for the Forensic Accountant call for an investigation of the CRC for possible violations of state law.

Click HERE for a very informative article by Marvin Case in the Reflector on Prop 1.

Click HERE for the CRC Light Rail tolling project part of Prop One.
Click HERE for the BRT – Bus Rapid Transit part of Prop One.

This table shows the position of each candidate on the CRC Light Rail Tolling project.

US Senate: Maria Cantwell – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
US Senate: Michael Baumgartner – R
Governor: Jay Inslee – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
Governor: Rob McKenna – R
State Rep, 14th Pos. 1: Norm Johnson – R
State Rep, 14th Pos. 1: Paul Spencer – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 14th Pos. 2: Charles Ross – R
State Rep, 14th Pos. 2: Mathew K.M. Tomaskin –D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Senate, 17th: Don Benton – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Senate, 17th: Tim Probst – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 17th Pos. 1: Monica Stonier – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 17th Pos. 1:Julie Olson – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 17th Pos. 2: Paul Harris – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 17th Pos. 2: Jim Gizzi – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Senate, 18th: Ann Rivers – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Senate, 18th: Ralph Schmidt – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 18th Pos. 1: Brandon Vick – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 18th Pos. 1: Adrian E. Cortes – R UnclearSee his website
State Rep, 18th Pos. 2: Liz Pike – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 18th Pos. 2: David Shehorn – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 20th: Dan Swecker – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 20th: John E. Braun – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 20th Pos. 2: Ed Orcutt – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 20th Pos. 2: John Morgan – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Senate, 49th: Annette Cleveland – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Senate, 49th: Eileen Qutub – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 49th, Pos. 1: Sharon Wylie – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 49th, Pos. 1: Debbie Peterson – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
State Rep, 49th, Pos. 2: Jim Moeller – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls, responsible for giving the CRC $50   million more last year.
State Rep, 49th, Pos. 2: Carolyn Crain – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
County Commissioner, Pos. 1: Tom Mielke – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
County Commissioner, Pos. 1: Joe Tanner – D Supports CRC Light Rail and Tolls
County Commissioner, Pos. 2: David Madore – R Opposes CRC Light Rail and Tolls
County Commissioner, Pos. 2: Marc Boldt – R Voted to approve the CRC project with Light Rail and Tolls before citizens could vote on it. August 9, 2011 FEIS

 

This Prop One authorizes funding for two major construction projects, the CRC Light Rail tolling project and the first leg of a multi-leg Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) System.

Construction of Light Rail and BRT involve tearing up the roads, sidewalks and utilities crucial to hundreds of businesses that are already struggling to survive in this troubled economic environment.  Neither project provides any compensation or provision for the losses that these businesses will experience as they are cut off from their customers and suppliers.



Michael W. Hurst shares his story of being driven out of business by TriMet construction.
See the original story here.



Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner recommends investigation of
CRC for potential state law violation.  To read the story and watch the video click HERE


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