The Columbian has told us to vote “no” on Proposition 1, C-Tran’s sales tax increase, because, oh my goodness, it’s a tax. When you pay 99 cents for a bottle of water at a convenience store, do you really want that penny back? Too bad; you’re stuck with it. But if you pay $9.99 for a T-shirt at a clothing store, C-Tran will take that extra penny and put it to work bringing Vancouver’s transportation system into the 21st century. I’ll gladly give C-Tran that one cent. In fact, I’d be glad to give it all of the pennies weighing down my purse and cluttering my husband’s dresser.
Come on, folks. A penny is a pittance. Be a good ancestor now, and vote “yes” on Proposition 1. I’m a little biased because my husband uses C-Tran’s commuter bus every day as a quick, convenient way to get to and from work in downtown Portland, but even if he weren’t, I’d still vote “yes” on Proposition 1.