City commends Citom for P7.7M income-A A +A
Sunday, February 17, 2013
THE Cebu City Council urged the City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) to work on a traffic study of the city, as it also congratulated the management for posting the highest collection last month.
In a resolution penned by Councilor Augustus Pe Jr., he congratulated Citom for collecting P7,754,602.50 in the month of January. It was the highest ever monthly collection of Citom.
The collection was almost P2 million higher compared to the same period last year, which was P5.9 million.
In December 2012, Citom netted P4.2 million in collections or about P3.5 million less than the January 2013 collections.
Of the P7.7-million collections for the month of January 2013, more than half of these came from the parking fee, which reached about P3.9 million.
Citom also collected big from administrative penalties, which is worth P2.5 million.
Collections from other fees were limited to over P200,000, such as the P228,250 clamping fee and some P200,000 on sticker fees.
About P194,000 was collected as motorcycle-for-hire permit fee, while the testing fee collection reached P174,000.
The lowest amount collected came from route plate fees at just P1,450. Still, this is higher than the collection of December 2012, which was only P250. On January 2012, collection from the same item was only P500.
On the other hand, through the resolution of Councilor Noel Wenceslao, the Council asked Citom and the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) to conduct a traffic impact assessment in Cebu City.
Wenceslao is the chairman of the committee on urban planning and he noted the dynamic growth of the city due to the progressive economic condition.
“The city’s fast and consistent development is inevitably accompanied by traffic congestion,” the resolution, approved by the Council read.
A traffic impact assessment will be a useful tool in managing traffic and in planning respective transportation system.
Shortly after the moratorium on the development at the Banilad-Talamban corridor was announced, Citom and CPDO were also commissioned to make a traffic study in the area.
No study, however, was presented until now.
Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 17, 2013.