I received this email from Tucson’s newest councilman, Steve Kozachik:
The item was originally brought up by the City Manager at the request of one of the other council offices. I don’t know which one was the originator, but Karin Uhlich asked that it be kept on the table for later consideration. No date has yet been set.
I will not be supporting the fee as I believe it would not only not increase revenues to the city (cost of the program would exceed fees collected) but it would discourage the very thing we’re trying to encourage; that is, getting people out of their cars and onto bikes and other alternative transit options.
So far, both Councilman Rodney Glassman, who voted against even keeping the bike licensing as an option, and Councilman Steve Kozachik have said they won’t support the idea.
You can read the original story here.