I have decided to vote no to the river tax proposal. I haven't been convinced that the answers to my two questions (see my below analysis) are both yes. When it comes to increasing sales tax, I need to know that there's a pressing need, and that there is no other way to pay for the thing. In addition, I need to know exactly what the plan is. I don't have solid answers for any of those things (and I've looked at the issue thoroughly), so I'm voting no.