In July the wheel tax failed 7-17 with Commissioners Greg Matherly, Paul Woodby, C.B. Kinch, Mark Hicks, Ben Bowman, Evert Jarrett and Pat Wolfe voting in favor of the resolution.

Casting “no” votes were Commissioners Pete Speropulos, Sam Humphreys, Peggy Richardson, Frank Bolus, Jim Powell, Sid Campbell, Phil McPeak, Wendell Messimer, Ron England, Richard Matherly, Mark Ferguson, Kyle Shell, Gerald Sparks, Scott Buckingham, Mark Larkey, Janice White and Danny Edens.

Voting in favor of the wheel tax in August were Commissioners Greg Matherly, Pete Speropulos, Paul Woodby, C.B. Kinch, Peggy Richardson, Frank Bolus, Mark Hicks, Jim Powell, Phil McPeak, Wendell Messimer, Bill Biles, Kyle Shell, Gerald Sparks, Scott Buckingham, Mark Larkey, Janice White, Ben Bowman, Evert Jarrett and Pat Wolfe.

In opposition to the tax were Commissioners Sam Humphreys, Sid Campbell, Ron England, Richard Matherly, Mark Ferguson and Danny Edens.

We only need 2 more “no” votes in September in order for the wheel tax to fail (a 2/3 majority is needed on both readings). It’s pretty clear who the “swing voters” are, so maybe, with a little work, the majority (us) will actually win out over the money (the Homebuilders’ Association).

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