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By Clare McGraw
Valley Herald 

Residents to pay more to license vehicles

Council approves adding $20 tab fee.


Last updated 12/28/2023 at 4:05pm

SPOKANE VALLEY – The city will begin collecting a $20 fee on license plate tabs to fund road repairs.

A divided City Council voted 4-3 on Dec. 12, to levy the fee to help pay for $8 million in proposed road repairs around the city.

Council members Laura Padden, Brandi Peetz and Ben Wick opposed the tax proposed by Eric Lamb through a $20 fee ordinance.

According to Lamb, the estimated annual tax collection from the fee is approximately $2.785 million, with collection set to begin July 1, 2024.

Councilwoman Laura Padden expressed reservations about the flat fee.

“I renewed my tabs a coup...

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