Is this just another tax?
This is a different revenue source for the city. It is not new revenue but rather a replacement of the old revenue source which came from general taxes and special assessments. The revenue generated with the franchise fee eliminates both of these previous sources. The fees have been established at a rate to fully sustain our pavement management program needs for the long term. Under the previous funding approach, property taxes covered about two-thirds of the cost of the pavement management program. The other third consisted of special assessments against the properties along a particular project area.

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1. What is the 'Franchise Fee' charge on my utility bill?
2. How can the city do this?
3. What is the money going to be used for?
4. Is this just another tax?
5. The old taxing and assessing system worked. Why did you change it?
6. I live in an apartment or town home. Will I be charged the fee?
7. How much will I be charged?
8. When will the fee collection end?
9. I have multiple bills or two or more meters on my property. Do I have to pay the fee more than once?