Shelby County, TN, Proposes Unfair “Sustainability Fee” On Car Collectors
DON’T DELAY! Please voice your opposition to Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris’s proposed “Sustainability Fee” to the County Commission and Mayor’s office:
You may use the following points in your message:
- The Mayor’s proposal would impose a $145 sustainability fee on County residents owning three or more vehicles in order to fund local public transit.
- This proposal unfairly targets car collectors and aspiring hobbyists, many of whom own or hope to own multiple vehicles not commonly used for general transportation.
- This proposal makes no exemption for motor vehicles with specialty designations, such as "Antique," which constitute a small portion of the vehicle population and are infrequently operated on public roadways.
- This proposal would bring the county in conflict with other jurisdictions seeking to promote the growth of the collector car community and marketplace it supports.
Overview: A proposal announced by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, Tennessee, would impose a $145 sustainability fee on County residents owning three or more vehicles in order to fund local public transit. The Mayor is seeking a vote by the County Commissioners on this issue by February 2020. The proposal will require a “yes” vote from nine of the thirteen Commissioners to pass.