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Statement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix Politicians Scheming to Raise Taxes AgainStatement from Councilman Sal DiCiccio: Phoenix Politicians Scheming to Raise Taxes Again<div class="ExternalClassCBCD86D320514B5F88A054A3F581EE79"><p></p><p>“Phoenix politicians are scheming to raise taxes again! Their latest money-grab? A $5 tax increase every time you take an Uber or Lyft ride to and from Sky Harbor Airport. <br></p><p>I absolutely oppose this proposal and will be voting against the fee increase. <br></p><p>Hard-working small business owners and ride-sharing services are a critical and growing part of our economy, and the benefits for airport passengers far outweigh the negatives that supporters of this proposal are claiming. The claims of those pushing this tax are patently false. Do not be fooled.  <br></p><p>All this is, is another tax on everyday citizens – the ones who can't afford to spend hundreds of dollars parking their car at the airport, but still want the convenience and time-saving benefits of individual transportation. This thinly disguised effort to increase revenues for Airport parking, taxi, and rail services is designed to do one thing and one thing only: force passengers to choose a less convenient, more costly alternative to ride share – one that pads the Airport's bottom line.<br></p><p>Again, rest assured I will do everything I can to stop this ridiculous and unnecessary tax from being foisted on working and middle-class Phoenicians."<br></p></div>10/8/2019 7:00:00 PMStephanie Bracken 602.495.5405