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Raleigh City Leaders To Discuss Projects For $60 Million Transportation Bond

Posted June 7, 2005

— Raleigh is growing, but its road budget is shrinking. Recently, the state pulled $300 million from Triangle road projects because of a change in funding formula.

"They have made no improvements -- none whatsoever -- and our area out there keeps growing and growing," motorist Jeannie Inskeep said.

While the Wake County legislative delegation lobbies the state for more money, Raleigh's city councilors are taking matters into their own hands. On Tuesday, they are expected to narrow down which projects to include in a $60 million transportation bond -- something they did not want to have to do, especially in an election year.

"The people of this city deserve more than to be asked to pay for something that the state is required to do and I'm really tired about it," said City Councilor Philip Isley.

If the bond is passed, officials said the property tax on a $150,000 home would go up by about $20.

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