Former mayor fights ballot measure on tax revenue distribution

Tue, Aug 4 2009 — Source: WCF Courier

Bernie McKinley was Waterloo’s mayor when voters first approved a local option sales tax for street repairs in 1991. He returned to the City Council chambers Monday to lobby unsuccessfully against plans for a ballot measure to broaden the use of the tax revenues. “This fund cannot afford this (other) stuff,” McKinley said. “We’re not free of potholes; we’re not free of failed streets yet. “This fund and the trust of the people that voted for it should be left the way it was,” he added.