Bay of Plenty Times
Parking meters a simple solution
Ihave attended, listened and continue to read the Streets for People being put forward by TCC.
Asimple solution is to put in parking meters.
Every morning as wewalk, wewatch workers using the parking and leaving their vehicles all day for free.
Idisagree with the removal ofmany carparks at Tay Street, which is proposed in all three scenarios offered by the council.
This area is historically a family area and surf competitions have been held there for the past 50 years. Wherewill those families park? I know, they will clog upthe local streets. Tauranga City Council is in debt so surely the income from the meters would be welcomed. Werecently biked and walked The Dunes trail at Opotiki— wow, what an amazing pathway.
All age groups were using it by walking, biking and scootering. Is this not an option for us?
Talking tomanypeople, wesee that it's a fait accompli, the silly, stupid and sad decisions have been made. Please listen to the locals. Karenphillips Mount Maunganui
Billing the rescued
Weoften hear of the different emergency services needing funds— for example Coastguard, surf lifesaving, St John, rescue helicopters.
I suggest the personwhose life has been saved has their life insurance companybilled a percentage.
This would help somuchwith funding, and savings to the company.
For example, a person has a$1m policy, 10 per cent of that will give a boost to funds of $100,000.
Lois Slater Pyes Pa
Pike River victims
Onthe 19 November, 2010, that fateful day at Pike River, two devastating explosions sealed forever the fate of 29 souls. Wemust find and give burial to the remains of the loved, and sadly missed, miners. The cost of this operation must never be an issue, and the prosecution of those responsible must never be set aside.