The city is asking voters to increase their car-tab taxes by $60 to pay for a package of road improvements, transit speed and reliability upgrades, and bike and pedestrian facilities. Proponents of the fee, which would bring Seattle residents' annual car tabs to $100, say it will pay for badly needed maintenance, fund safety upgrades, and improve travel times for everyone, including drivers. Opponents say the fee is regressive and pays for the wrong projects, focusing on bikes and streetcars at the expense of fundamental roadway fixes and new bus service.

David Bloom, a member of Citizens Against Raising Car Tabs, and Verita Alexander, a Metro driver and Seattle resident, square off in this weke's ThinkTank .
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