Below is a video of Commissioner Edwards talking about the traffic issues in Eat Orange County. This video is at the 6/24/2014 BCC meeting which you can view at this link. If you have a few minutes to watch the whole video, Discussion Regarding Local Government Infrastructure Sales Tax (scroll down to item 7 on the right), you will see that the Commissioners and Mayor are very aware of the infrastructure issues. Commissioner Brummer who has since termed out wanted to add a Local Infrastructure Tax to the November ballot. As we all know, taxes are a dirty word and no one wants them but I think because Commissioner Brummer was on his way out, he proposed the tax. What I am learning about the traffic issue boils down to money and that means more of it. This may be our only option out of this situation.
If you listen to the whole discussion which is 38 minutes long but well worth the time, you will see that the Mayor was against the proposal but not because it isn’t needed but because it has to be presented to the residents in the right way or it will most definitely be defeated. No one wants more taxes. This idea must be explored in more detail. Here is the video showing how Commissioner Edwards thinks about this issue.
Commissioner Edwards speaking at the 6/24/2014 BCC meeting