HOUSTON (FOX 26) - In a city where residents are taxed on their homes, sewers, vehicles, the fuel for those vehicles, the roads, wages and goods purchased, there is a new grab by local government into the wallets and purses. For the first time in the 93-year history of Memorial Park, the City of Houston will charge its citizens for parking.
Meters will be installed for about one fourth of the spaces with projected income of roughly $375,000 each year.
Critics say hard-pressed taxpayers are again being “nickel and dimed” while supporters say the revenue is needed for maintenance and renovation.
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