This was on the Board of Estimates schedule tonight:
Amending Secs 9.13(6)(h)3.a.i. and iii., Sec. 9.13(6)(h)3.b.i., Secs.9.13(6)(h)3.c.i. and
ii. to increase the street vending license fees for mall/concourse food vendors,
merchant vendors, and license and other fees for arts and crafts vendors; and
amending Sec. 31.075(2)(a) of the Madison General Ordinances to increase the permit
fee for promotional banners.
What I have to say about the matter is relatively simple. Rather than raise revenue by hiking food cart taxes, I suggest we require all merchants in Madison to buy credit card machines, which would allow people like me, who never have cash, to actually patronize the food carts, generating sales tax revenues as well as stimulating economic growth. Am I right or am I right?