When they decided to destroy our old city hall one of the departments that had to move was the tax department.
The city decided to relocate them to a downtown bank building. After a while the employees complained about the parking situation and as we wrote in Another inconvenience the city required their landlord to provide parking for the city employees in the adjacent parking tower.
That resulted in the parking tower having less places for taxpaying citizens to use when they needed to go to the tax office.
I went downtown the other day and tried to park in the bank building’s parking tower. The sign at the entrance declared that there was only one rate to be applied whether you parked for a few minutes or all day. The rate? Twenty-five dollars!
The situation made me wonder how treating taxpayers this way could be consistent with the city’s published goals. Poor against the standard was one of several posts where we listed the city’s goals.
As it turns out the city does not have a stated goal to provide service to the citizens.
We deserve better