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Ferndale gas tax vote nixed from ballot

Ferndale gas tax vote nixed from ballot

KGMI News Reporting
By Joe Teehan

FERNDALE, Wash. – Ferndale voters won’t decide on a gas tax increase after all.

The Ferndale City Council voted 5-2 Monday to reverse it’s decision in May to put a gas tax increase on the November ballot.

The tax would have brought in an additional $50,000 a year for street repairs.

Two council members changed their votes over concerns of the impact the tax increase would have had on gasoline retailers in Ferndale.