In 2004 they approved a 4.7 billion dollar project to add 6 new light rail lines. The voters agreed to a 0.4% sales tax. The cost has risen to 6.5 billion and today only 1 track is being built. Tax revenues are now estimated at less than half of what was forecast, and the result is a funding shortfall of 2.4 billion dollars. They are considering another 0.4% sales tax to 0.8% (almost 1%). Tax payers are enraged.
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