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Pueblo mayor wants new plan to pay for roads

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Aug 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-07 21:03:30-04

PUEBLO — Pueblo Mayor Nick Gradisar wants to change how much people pay to fix roads.

This has been a controversial topic that News 5 has been following.

Gradisar said he wants people in Pueblo to pay $3 instead of $2 and small businesses that bring in less than $100,000 in their sales tax return to pay $25 instead of $50.

"We decided now is a good time to revise it," Gradisar said. "I've been talking to city council about it and talking about it with the public and the number one complaint that people have in the city of pueblo is that they want the streets repaired."

Small business owners, in strip malls where they pay rent in particular, have complained they were not being taxed fairly. The current plans is expected to make about a little under $2.5 million.

City Council would have to approve the mayor's plan before it becomes official.