Billy Carter said if he is elected mayor he would beef up city finances with a fee on merchants who own a business in Ontario but live outside of the city limits or in Idaho.
“Right now, we have limited sources of income that goes into the general fund,” said Carter.
Carter – who has lived in Ontario for 23 years – is one of four residents running for mayor in the November election. The other candidates are Riley Hill, Frank Griffith and Marty Justus.
Carter said his business fee would be sustainable.
“The fee would not apply to businesses with less than 10 employees. If we have 75 businesses contributing $50 a month to general fund it would generate at least $45,000 a year,” said Carter.
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