Dear fellow tax hikers, get ready for the latest proposed streetcar tax! To make way for this important project, Duke Energy will have to spend millions to move their underground utilities infrastructure. But they don't want to pay for it themselves.
Under the new plan, you the customer will pay. That's right, Duke Energy has filed paperwork with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) to give them the right to enact a special streetcar surcharge to cover these costs. This super-special streetcar tax would apply to Cincinnati residents.
Every time you sit down to watch tv, you will pay more for Sean Donovan's streetcar. Every time you turn on the stove to cook dinner, you'll be handing over more of your money for the Roxanne Qualls streetcar. Run the heat or AC, it's going to cost more so Mark Mallory can get his beloved streetcar.
We fully endorse this necessary tax increase. Just like the lovely stadiums, we know this streetcar will produce massive economic development for Cincinnati. We encourage PUCO to approve this Streetcar Tax as soon as possible.