01/09/2012 10:01 EST | Updated 03/10/2012 05:12 EST

Cities, towns in Alberta cast eyes on income tax to help fund infrastructure

EDMONTON - Alberta's cities and towns want a meeting with Premier Alison Redford to discuss a new way to fund the building of roads, sewers and bridges.

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association says its members are being forced to borrow more money every year to cover the cost of infrastructure.

Linda Sloan, president of the association, says property and fuel taxes alone are not a complete fix.

Sloan says what's needed is a new funding model with the provincial government.

She says the association wants to begin work on that as soon as possible.

The association is proposing getting a share of the income tax to bolster funding. (CHQR)