Local road officials plan repairs with new gas tax funds

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — You’ll pay higher taxes at the gas pump, but local road officials say that will result in better streets and highways. The bill passed by state lawmakers in April will reportedly bring in some $5 billion a year in new funds, and cities and counties will get millions of that money. Kern County Public Works Director Craig Pope says the funds are desperately needed. “We wouldn’t have a roads department if this hadn’t passed,” Pope said. “We were at the point where we were contemplating giving the roads back to the property owners.” Now, they hope to start turning things around.

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Source: Bakersfield Now

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