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City Attorney says Fee on Large Trucks not Feasible Option

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

City Attorney Carlos Valdez said an ordinance that would charge large trucks a fee for driving our streets would not be a good idea right now.

Council member Priscilla Leal recently questioned whether that kind of fee could be imposed. She said most residents believe that the big trucks often cause damage to local streets, and therefore should be required to pay more.

Valdez, on the other hand, said those trucks are regulated by the state, and that it is nearly impossible for cities to add a fee. Also, he said new legislation is being considered that would specifically prevent cities from doing that.

"The city attorney made the determination that number one, no it's not allowable to preempt their authority they've already established," Assistant City Manager Oscar Martinez said. "And number two, we should probably refrain from issuing permits to large vehicles until this House Bill is resolved."

Martinez said that, if that legislation fails, then the City could draft an ordinance to assess the fee on large trucks.

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