Coun­cil­lors’ free ride

The Hamilton Spectator - - OPINION -

RE: On street park­ing fees

I had the op­por­tu­nity sev­eral times a year to do city busi­ness at City Hall. I don’t make a coun­cil­lor’s salary yet ev­ery time I have to do busi­ness at City Hall I pay park­ing (like ev­ery other tax­payer). Coun­cil­lors on the other hand feel we could ben­e­fit with more rev­enue by in­creas­ing city street park­ing. Now wait a minute, I hear that coun­cil­lors do­ing city busi­ness do not pay park­ing what­so­ever. Let’s start at the bot­tom with this in­crease city rev­enue idea and charge coun­cil­lors for park­ing do­ing City Hall busi­ness as well. (Af­ter all they can af­ford to). It is only fair that my tax con­tri­bu­tion as well as my City Hall busi­ness park­ing con­tri­bu­tion should carry over to our coun­cil­lors and mayor and ev­ery civic em­ployee.

I won­der who said there is No Free Ride. Ap­par­ently not the coun­cil­lors in Hamil­ton. Ted Lazich, Hamil­ton

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