Tough Choices News — Streets

Paying for necessary improvments to Coos Bay's Streets and Wastewater systems will be costly to residents. The City Council is committed to transparency in communicating decisions about projects to city residents.

September 09, 2015 - North Bend Council interested in forming committee

Unmoved by Coos Bay's rushed efforts to push a 5-cent fuel tax onto the November ballot, North Bend's City Council expressed interest in forming a subcommittee to hammer out the details of a proposed tax. (The World, Sept. 9, 2015)

August 11, 2015 - North Bend City Council tables vote

North Bend mayor Rick Wetherell called on The Beatles' "We Can Work It Out" to sum up the council's decision to table its vote on a gas tax ballot measure. (The World, Aug. 11, 2015)

August 11, 2015 - Still uncertain about gas tax proposal

Will there be a local gas tax measure on the November ballot for North Bend and Coos Bay? We'll know by the end of this week, though the future remains uncertain for a proposed 5-cent per gallon local gas tax following North Bend City Council's Monday night work session. (KCBY, Aug. 11, 2015)

August 10, 2015 - North Bend delays gas tax decision

North Bend councilors’ irritation at how the Save Our Streets gas tax campaign was rolled out led to their decision Monday to delay putting a 5-cent gas tax on the November ballot. (The World, Aug. 10, 2015)

August 05, 2015 - Coos Bay allocates franchise fees to street repairs

The Coos Bay City Council is eyeing North Bend as it anxiously awaits its decision on whether to pursue a gas tax. Tuesday night the council approved the allocation of increased utility franchise fees to street repairs by a 3-1 vote. (The World, Aug. 5, 2015)

August 03, 2015 - Online poll results on gas tax proposal

Last week we told you about a possible gas tax in Coos Bay and North Bend that would help fix roads.  Now city councilors say results from an online poll are in. (KCBY, Aug. 3, 2015)

July 30, 2015 - North Bend councilors raise concerns

Despite representatives from Coos Bay and North Bend both agreeing their streets are in dire need of repair, North Bend city councilors have begun voicing concerns about instituting a five-cent gas tax. (The World, July 30, 2015)

July 27, 2015 - Tax would cost drivers about $15 per year

The Cities of North Bend and Coos Bay are collaborating to find a way to improve street maintenance. (KCBY, July 27, 2015)

July 27, 2015 - Cities band together to ‘Save Our Streets’

While a healthy rivalry has always existed between Coos Bay and North Bend, the cities have banded together about the possibility of a five-cent gas tax as a solution to one of the problems plaguing both municipalities: street conditions. (The World, July 27, 2015)

July 24, 2015 - City staffs propose 5-cent gas tax for streets

After more than a year of study and public discussion, the cities of North Bend and Coos Bay are embarking on a cooperative effort to improve street maintenance in both communities.  (KCBY, July 24, 2015)