You may have seen in Nottingham billboards promoting the workplace parking levy that the City Council want to introduce. Should taxpayers money really be spent on promoting a policy that the City Council wants to implement? I think it should be illegal for local authorities to spend taxpayers money in this way.
It would also be interesting to know just how much money is being spent on developing a workplace parking levy. Minutes of the City Council’s Executive Board in 18th of December 2007, estimate that the total cost of developing workplace parking levy up to March 2008 is £990,000.
However it is clear that Nottingham City Council is not confident that they will be able to implement this policy. The minutes of the Executive Board on the 17th of March 2009 discuss the funding of the Nottingham Hob – also known as an improved train station. The minutes note that alternative funding will need to be found if the workplace parking levy is not introduced.
To read the minutes follow the links below.