A bill heading to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk will add a new service fee to all vehicle registrations beginning next year. [Tuesday Memo: Firefighter’s side of story … Wolf shot … Ferry fee on car tabs,” seattletimes.com, March 18]. All of these fees amount to nothing more than a tax on every citizen in Washington state who owns a vehicle.
Taxes should not be at the sole discretion of the governor, or any other representative of the people but should be put to a vote instead. While I do ride the ferry on occasion, I can’t help but think that the majority of drivers never ride a ferry at all. So why should 100 percent of the driving population pay for the few that rely on the ferry system? Our money would be better served in fixing our highways and bridges instead of buying new ferries. You want more money for ferries? Then raise the fares for those who benefit from the service. Stop before WSDOT is in the same boat as King County Metro.
Ron Hopper, Carnation