Parking Meters – Stationary tax collectors

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Parking Meters – Stationary tax collectors

The Moultrie (GA) Observer is commenting on bringing back parking meters in the downtown area:

Bottom line, Parking meters are only stationary tax collectors. We would be taking a giant leap backwards with their return. Read more public opinion in Saturday’s Moultrie Observer.

Ah HA – Someone (beside moi) actually said it. On street parking charges are a tax. Yes, correctomundo. The charging for onstreet parking is a use tax, just as taxes charged for gasoline is a use tax for roads, and property tax is there to pay for police and fire and the rest.

So I ask the Observer writer: Why shouldn’t drivers be charged a tax to park on the streets to cover the costs of providing the parking on the streets?

I’ll check out Saturday’s edition and perhaps we will find the answer.

JVH

John Van Horn

John Van Horn

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