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.