Revised parking ordinance to improve street safety-A A +A
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
ASIDE from employment and more income for Davao City, the revised parking fee ordinance will also deter crime incidents on the streets.
Speaking before the members of the City Council, Traffic Management Center (TMC) chief Dionisio Abude said he is amenable to the approval of the proposed revised parking fee ordinance.
He said the 150 parking fee collectors will not only collect, but will improve order along the streets.
“It will serve as a deterrent to crimes like bukas kotse gang and carnapping,” Abude said.
Abude also said the parking fee ordinance will help decongest the streets of traffic as motorists will be discouraged from parking on major streets for longer hours.
Bonifacio Militar said the proposed amendment, which was already approved on first reading, provides for an increase in parking fee from P2 to P20 for the first three hours and an additional P5 for the succeeding hours.
"This will discourage vehicle owners to stay longer," Militar said, adding that with the proposed amendment "transactions are expected to become faster."
The collection for the existing parking fee was stopped after the City Government can no longer sustain the salary of the 250 parking aids employed by the city when the ordinance was implemented.
A total of 24 city streets have been initially identified where the city will put up P300,000 worth of parking bays.
He said the city will most likely generate a gross income of P3.5 million per month.
However, part of which will be used for the salaries of the 150 parking fee collectors who will be hired by the city to supervise the public parking slots.
Thus, Militar said a net income of P1.8 million is expected to be generated monthly. (ANC/Sun.Star Davao)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 02, 2013.