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Street Car Tax Before Sacramento City Council

The Sacramento City Council is expected to approve an annexation district that would allow the City to collect special taxes from developers of parcels within three blocks of the proposed streetcar line.
Sheri Smith is the Special Districts Manager for the City. She says the annexation will ensure developers of future projects will help pay for the $200 million streetcar.
"Parcels that assemble and are at or greater than 12,600 square feet, which is the current criteria, and also buildings that come in for entitlements to be built that are larger than 40,000 square feet or, basically, larger than a four-story building."
The farther a project is from the streetcar line, the less property owners would pay in taxes.
The council is expected to vote on the plan Tuesday night.

Bob Moffitt

Sacramento Region Reporter

Bob reports on all things northern California and Nevada. His coverage of police technology, local athletes, and the environment has won a regional Associated Press and several Edward R. Murrow awards.   Read Full Bio 

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