Parking is a “Liberal-Conservative” issue…


Parking is a “Liberal-Conservative” issue…

Did you know that parking was a “liberal-conservative” issue. Well neither did I. Or if I did, I thought it was the other way around than in this seaside town in the UK. Liberals are against parking fees, conservatives for it. Most of the conservatives I know rail against parking fees…Not in the UK.

The local town council is liberal, the county is conservative. The county tried to put in meters and enforce parking regulations last year, the local town got the courts (who else) to stop it. The net net is that the place is in parking hell, busses and delivery vans can’t get through, and little is being done about it.

Here’s what I think – The county was going to take all the money from parking and leave the town high and dry. My guess is that if the county told the city they would receive, what, a couple of million pounds a year from parking fees and fines, that the conversation would be over in a New York (or is that London) minute.

If you like, you can read about it here.


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