Local Motor Fuel Tax Facts

By:  Diane Benjamin

The current .04 a gallon Motor Fuel Tax was passed on April 21, 2014.    http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=6667

The documentation for this meeting claimed it would generate around $1 Million for transportation infrastructure:   (PDF page 25)


The very next year $2,400,000 was budgeted as expected receipts: PDF page 38 http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=9706

Was the Council lied to about collecting only $1 million or was the City that bad at estimating?


For the year ended 4/30/2017, actual receipt numbers were published with the Treasurer’s report.  Previous year’s reports did not include Revenue.


Now look at the 2019 proposed Budget.  PDF page 155    http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=15932

How are they going to collect $5,500,000 in Local Motor Fuel Tax?

(Hint:  It won’t be from the .04 a gallon they get now)






9 thoughts on “Local Motor Fuel Tax Facts

  1. 133% Increase to the LMFT and HOPE that the existing customer base does not decrease. – – COB officials still in Obama’s HOPE & CHANGE mindset.

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  2. His just feels like theft. We pay taxes and we are charged extra for the roads we drive on. They fixed 10 miles of road each year out of 320 miles of road. I get that life isn’t fair, but is the way they are stealing our money even legal? Unions should be angry, because if the City were spending money like they should, on infrastructure, there would be more union jobs. But Unions, instead, are boycotting the Red Cross. None of it makes sense. Everyone is losing. Well except Downtown Bloomington. And Friends of the BCPA, they are. Winning. So like 1% of the population.

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  3. The recommendation to raise the LMFT be 0.04 was presented to Council. They didn’t want to do that. The increase has not yet been approved. Renner wants to revisit that “conversation” this summer.
    During Mr Karch’s presentation on Monday, a contract was approved for $4.4M. As the Council discussion continued, somehow Renner stated that the City is really spending $9M. Time to get clarification from Mr Karch!!


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