Rush Hour Traffic Fee - what's this really about?
Original post made by ToldUSo on Apr 18, 2007
What we really need to do is to get some real sources of retail sales tax into our city and actually want to get our neighbors from Moutain View, Redwood City, etc. here to shop, not frighten them away. Even the rumour of this "fee" would keep shoppers out.
on Apr 19, 2007 at 2:08 am
If the fee is used to promote effective alternative transit, then it would be beneficial and not discourage out-of-towners. Effective transit could eliminate many middle and high school kids from being driven to schools. Or it could encourage more people who work in Palo Alto to arrive via Caltrain or other transit.
on Apr 19, 2007 at 7:07 am
I will not trade in an area where such a fee is imposed. If you seek commerce you must acomodate customers, not insult them.
on Apr 19, 2007 at 7:33 am
Still haven't learned that the more you tax business, the more likely it is to leave town, or not start in the first place.