Tax commercial parking, waive taxes on residential. Of course, some system would have to be used to stop tons of people from parking in residential areas and walking to commercial areas.
Parking has been subsidized by non-drivers for a long time. It is time people start paying for their parking spaces. Commuters would finally be contributing to the roads and infrastructure they use. No, not all the money would go back to roads, but remember the roads were built with 2/3rds of the money coming from general tax funds. Nobody drives on roads paid for by user fees. That we would collect a tax that doesn't benefit a taxpayer directly has never been a problem before. This argument seems to only be used against public transit and bike lanes. I pay a ton of taxes for schools, and do not have kids, and never will. My tax money runs the FAA, but I almost never fly.
Nothing going there that a sitting United States senator hasn't done in a public restroom. Can the police start focusing on actual crime in the city?
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