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Parking in Waterloo Region
If parking is an important issue, the Region/Cities could mandate that all 'extra cash' spaces must be managed by a central parking authority, with gains realized as credits against property taxes.

I guess parking just isn't important, then.
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(10-30-2017, 10:39 AM)Coke6pk Wrote:
(10-30-2017, 10:32 AM)chutten Wrote: I wonder if these places with "extra cash" spaces would benefit from a service (offered by the Region or private) that managed them by reading the market landscape, providing discoverability, monitoring and waitlist services.. that sort of thing.

If the Region/Cities wanted to get into this, though, it would involve discussions around what role Parking should play around here. Is it a public good like other bits of transportation infrastructure and needs only be managed for capacity to lubricate economic activity, or is it an economic activity in itself that should be optimized for income?

I will make an assumption that these places likely don't declare this extra income, and therefore having it managed by a government wouldn't be favourable.  (My wife doesn't get receipts, and its kind of funny as she got the lots with waitlists list when she worked at CRA  LOL)

Coke

Churches don't pay income tax ... but I do expect they do provide receipts when necessary anyway, such as when a company rents a block of parking spots for its employees.
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@tomh, Yes, the churches are likely more "above board", I was referring to rental of an individual's parking space during the day.

Coke
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(10-30-2017, 10:51 AM)chutten Wrote: If parking is an important issue, the Region/Cities could mandate that all 'extra cash' spaces must be managed by a central parking authority, with gains realized as credits against property taxes.

I don't think that we really need the city to take over all parking. (what's the difference between "extra cash" parking, and a business that rents out its parking?)

We just need the city to price parking according to demand.
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