City gets a free ride at our expense

The city recently renewed there agreements with three local ambulance companies.

The agreements give the companies the right to offer non-emergency ambulance services in the city limits.

The city only provides ambulance services in cases of emergency.

We still end up paying the city even if we don’t use a fire department ambulance and instead use one of these private firms.

The agreements with the companies require them to pay 2.75% of what they collect.

That amount is of course added to our bill.

We deserve better



2 Responses to City gets a free ride at our expense

  1. Alicia says:

    You have no clue. The city approves franchises to ambulance companies to allow them to operate in the city. Just like Texas Gas has a franchise to provide gas services. The fees are to pay for their use of city roads when they operate their business.


    • Brutus says:

      Hmmmm. Does that mean that we should charge all of the other delivery trucks that use city roads franchise fees? Residents and businesses pay property taxes already.



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