JUST FOUR PIZZAS

"Yes this may sound like a lot of money, but for a county of one million people, it amounts to about $60 per taxpayer. This is what it costs to order four pepperoni pizzas from a major delivery chain. Before taxes and tip." "Four pizzas ... It's just that simple." 

- WakeUp Wake County Commissioner John Burns now-defunct  2014 4pizzas.org campaign website

Just $60 - the magic elixir for Wake County. 

Of course John Burns, in typical government fashion, does not layout the full costs - choosing instead to gloss over those. His government pizza really costs about $19.16 including taxes and tip

"The average cost is $2.75 a month, the cost of a cup of coffee," says District 1 County Commissioner Sig Hutchinson." - Raleigh Magazine, October 31, 2016

More magic elixir - Just $33 annually from your bank account will cure Wake County's traffic woes. Just ask Sig Hutchinson.

“What people can expect to see is a slight increase in their sales tax, which will cost the average Wake resident about 10 cents a day,” said Karen Rindge with WakeUP Wake County." - WNCN, November 15, 2016


More magic elixir - Just $36.50 annually from your bank account will cure Wake County's traffic woes. Just ask Karen Rindge.

Let's take a comprehensive look since December 2014 when John Burns (and Matt Calabria, Jessica Holmes and Sig Hutchinson) took office. 

Just four $15 pizzas? 

1) Public Hearing and Authorization of a $3 Increase in the Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax for Funding of Public Transportation Systems

That the Board of Commissioners, after a public hearing, adopts the attached resolution to:


1. Authorize a $3 Increase in the Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax by GoTriangle for the purpose of funding public transportation systems in accordance with the Wake County Transit Plan and Wake County Transit Financial Plan; and

2. Authorize the GoTriangle Special Tax Board and Board of Trustees, after issuing notice and holding a public hearing, to increase the Regional Transit Authority Registration Tax by $3 for the purpose of funding public transportation systems in accordance with the Wake County Transit Plan and Wake County Transit Financial Plan 

WakeUp Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting - December 5, 2016

2) Public Hearing and Authorization of a $7 Wake County Vehicle Registration Tax for Funding of Public Transportation Systems

That the Board of Commissioners, after a public hearing, adopts the attached resolution to:

1. Levy a new $7 Wake County Vehicle Registration Tax as authorized pursuant to NCGS 105-570 for the purpose of funding public transportation systems in accordance with the Wake County Transit Plan and Wake County Transit Financial Plan; and

2. Approve the attached Interlocal Agreement governing the administrative distribution of funds derived from the new $7 Wake County Vehicle Registration Tax and authorizes the County Manager to execute the Interlocal Agreement, subject to terms and conditions acceptable to the County Attorney

WakeUp Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting - December 5, 2016

3) Fire Tax District

DISTRICT
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TWP
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CODE
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
FIRE TAX DISTRICT
23
FTD
.096
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.10

4) Tax Rates
TAXING UNIT
2016*
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008*
2007
WAKE COUNTY 1
.6005
.6145
.578
.534
.534
.534
.534
.534
.534
.678


5) Public Hearing and Resolution Calling for an Advisory Referendum

That the Board of Commissioners holds a public hearing concerning an advisory referendum on the question of whether to levy an additional one-half percent (1/2)% local sales and use tax, in addition to the current sales and use taxes, to be used only for current public transportation systems included in the Wake County Transit Plan pursuant to NCGS 105-509. At the conclusion of the public hearing, the Commissioners are asked to:

1. Adopt the attached resolution which approves the action taken by the Board of Trustees of the Research Triangle Regional Public Transportation Authority and jointly directs the Wake County Board of Elections to call a special election for an advisory referendum on the question of whether to levy an additional one-half percent (1/2%) local sales and use tax, in addition to the current local sales and use taxes, to be used only for public transportation systems included in the Wake County Transit Plan pursuant to NCGS 105-509

WakeUp Wake County Board of Commissioners meeting - June 6, 2016