Okay, I don’t have any kind of grip on startup costs — I only know about legacy costs.
Three Pittsburgh City Council members rejected the Parking Authority director’s suggestion Monday to double some hourly meter rates to help pay for meters that accept credit cards, five weeks after higher rates and expanded enforcement hours took effect in some neighborhoods. (Trib, Bill Vidonic)
I was under the impression that we owe crazy tons of money to retired city workers and municipal bondholders, and have no nothin’ revenue to pay for it. And driving is so nineteen hundred and late. Let’s raise the meter rates, let’s raise the garage rates, let’s raise a few more garage roofs and dig some garage holes. Let’s think about services contracts and a congestion tax.
And while we’re at it, let’s think about our investment strategy.
Let’s do just about everything besides raise wage, property and small business taxes, or really let go of the quality of city services, or go bankrupt, or eliminate just about all neighborhood projects, or roll the dice that Harrisburg will fix everything before most of that happens (they’re only geniuses at helping us prolong our suffering.)
Happy 4th of July!