No franchise fees on cell phones adds to city’s revenue decline Niki Rhynes/For the Sun News More and more Las Crucens are using cell phones rather than land lines on which city government can collect a franchise fee since those travel above or underneath city owned rights of way. canadagoosedanmark Cell phones have no transmission lines and are not subject to franchise fees.
More and more Las Crucens are using cell phones rather than land lines on which city government can collect a franchise fee, because those much like electric and cable television lines travel above or underneath city owned rights of way. Because cell phones have no transmission lines, the city can’t collect franchise fees.
That drop coupled with other sources of even larger revenue decline, city government canada goose jakke danmark has had to tighten its canada goose jakke dame tilbud belt, trimming its $79 million budget by $1.76 million.City budget manager Dick Gebhart recently told the Las Cruces City Council the canada goose jakke dame dba collection of telephone franchise fees is down $100,000 for the first six months of the current fiscal year, which continues through July 1. Various fines paid so far this year to Las Cruces Municipal Court also are down $100,000. But the biggest drop in city revenues is a $1.7 million loss in sales taxes overall, which generates about 70 percent of city government’s revenues.