Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Councils and revenue

This posting comes from Homepaddock,
A tap delivering spring water outside Speights brewery is used by hundreds of Dunedin people a day in search of something superior to the city’s supply.

But now the city council has put pay and display parking metres in the street and people are worried they’ll have to pay while they fill their containers with water.

The chances of getting a ticket in the few minutes it takes to fill a bottle or two aren’t great. But you’d think a council which knew its city would have had the wit to put a five minute free park beside the tap.
May be they do know their city well and see this as a simple way to increase revenues a bit. It may turn out that your chances of getting a ticket are high; the more tickets, the more money the council receives. It wouldn't be the first time this sort of scheme has been tried by local governments.

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