Over a period of two weeks, readers were asked to vote on three questions regarding Central Coast Council’s plan to install parking metres at beaches and popular tourist spots to earn some revenue from visitors to recoup some of the costs of maintaining those tourist spots.
In view of the fact that ratepayers will not have to pay to park, the first question asked:
“Do you agree with the installation of parking metres if ratepayers don’t have to pay?”
147 responses were received, of which, two thirds voted yes to the installation of parking metres.
The second question asked:
“Seeing that tenants don’t pay rates but their landlord does, should tenants have to pay for parking to contribute to costs?”
This time, over 80 percent voted no to tenants having to pay for parking.
Finally, the third question posed was:
“Should landlords who receive permits have to pass these on to tenants?”
The response to this was even stronger with 87% voting yes, landlords should pass on their permit to tenants.
Thank you to everyone who took the trouble to vote.
Digital Engagement CCN