Eau Claire leaders want to try again with a smaller wheel tax.
The city council is scheduled to vote next week on a 24 dollar wheel tax that would be earmarked for roads. The last attempt at a wheel tax ended in failure with a deadlocked city council. The hope is that by asking for 24 dollars instead of 30, city council members may find the tax less objectionable.
City Council Member Andrew Werthmann says the smaller wheel tax will cover about a quarter of Eau Claire’s road needs.