Park­ing is­sues

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

I was in­ter­ested to read the ar­ti­cle about park­ing is­sues in the March 12 is­sue of Auck­land City Har­bour News.

Un­less I am very much mis­taken, the park­ing ar­eas that the res­i­dents are com­plain­ing about is on public land. I fail to see how be­ing a res­i­dent of th­ese in­ner city sub­urbs jus­ti­fies spe­cial treat­ment when it comes to the use of public prop­erty.

If they buy or rent prop­erty with­out a park­ing space, they should not expect the rest of Auck­land to sub­sidise them by pro­vid­ing on-street park­ing for res­i­dents’ ex­clu­sive use.

Should the coun­cil de­cide to pro­vide res­i­dent per­mits, th­ese should be at a fair mar­ket rate for the public re­source that they will be mo­nop­o­lis­ing.

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