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Topic: Re:Re:Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking
Posted by: Phil Taylor
Date/Time: 29/10/10 08:45:00

Bob,

I think you just ran up the white flag.

It was me who asked officers to do the contribution analysis as when I was in charge of parking I got fed up with being accused of the council making money on CPZs when they don't.

There are two ways you can eliminate the subsidy, increase charges or reduce costs. Labour have decided to increase charges at four times the rate required, the equivalent of levying a council tax increase of 1.9%. Unfortunately for drivers they will pick up this bill and it will come three months early on 1st January rather than 1st April.

The changes proposed will reduce costs, simpler vouchers and direct debits for instance will over time reduce costs, but none of these savings are being passed on.

If you understand the role of the scrutiny panels you will know that there was not a vote on the increase but a vote to refer the matter back to cabinet. The Tory members got everyone to agree that the executive should look at day vouchers at which point our job was done and a recommendation to look at this was made to cabinet. As a result Cllr Mahfouz has now backed down on his hourly voucher only plan and introduced a much less silly but still expensive day voucher at 3.50. That was effective opposition. A small victory for common sense but Labour are still taking the Mickey out of drivers.


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TopicDate PostedPosted By
Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 14:49:00 Kathy Murch
   Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 16:42:00 Fergus Obrien
      Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 22:31:00 Robert Darke
   Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 21:46:00 George Knox
      Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 22:05:00 Alan Brainsby
   Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 22:30:00 Bob Roberts
      Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 22:50:00 Alan Brainsby
      Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 23:10:00 Phil Taylor
         Re:Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking28/10/10 23:18:00 Bob Roberts
            Re:Re:Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking29/10/10 08:45:00 Phil Taylor
               Council fleecing residents over parking29/10/10 12:29:00 George Knox
                  Re:Council fleecing residents over parking29/10/10 12:51:00 Kathy Murch
                     Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking31/10/10 07:39:00 Arthur Breens
                        Re:Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking01/11/10 15:53:00 Phil Taylor
                           Re:Re:Re:Re:Council fleecing residents over parking01/11/10 15:59:00 Peter Chadburn
                              Council fleecing residents over parking02/11/10 19:35:00 George Knox

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