The Cheney Residential Street & Sidewalk Program is a voter-approved infrastructure program that takes a cost-effective approach to preserving the streets and sidewalks of Cheney, WA. This program began in 1999 and has yielded substantial cost-efficiencies for utility rate-payers because of the proactive maintenance, steady revenue source and pay-as-you-go approach.
The program is funded by a voter-approved four percent tax on electric and natural gas services in Cheney, but the tax is set to expire at the end of 2012. If that happens, the City of Cheney will lose roughly $380,000 annually for street maintenance projects, and residential street repair will revert to simply mending pot-holes in the near-term. In the long-run, Cheney's streets will break-down to the point that they have to be fully reconstructed at a massive cost.
Make the common-sense decision by voting YES on August 7, 2012 to renew the Residential Street & Sidewalk Program and save Cheney residents money on street maintenance in the long-run.