A new wheel tax would of course not cover the entirety of the repairs.
But according to Mlada, the wheel tax would allow the. repairs to occur sooner while also lessening the burden borrowing places on future generations of Port Washington residents.
"My argument is, let's make a collective investment now, a minimal investment of $20 per vehicle, to make sure we're doing right by our current city residents," Mlada said. "But also so we're not passing along this burden, needlessly, to future city residents,"
He hopes the Common Council will consider the proposal in the coming weeks. It's likely to go before both the Public Works Board and the Finance & License Committee in the coming weeks.