The Sitka Assembly postponed a vote on a controversial vehicle tax Tuesday night. The increase in the motor vehicle registration fee would fund road maintenance. But assembly members decided to look into other options, first.
Thus far, it appears City leaders believe a hasty, poorly researched and sloppily fielded tax is needed to offset “20 years of funding shortfalls” for local roads. That approach is like keeping the locomotive going down the tracks at full speed no matter how many bodies are tied to the tracks.