Along the campaign trail last week, the hot topic of the current status of the economy was on everyone’s mind. The question locally is being asked, what can we do here in the city to increase revenue? Let’s examine some creative and unique approaches that we can do here to increase city revenue, without doing the obvious like raising taxes and fees.
There are “missed opportunities” happening right under our noses. Parking meters are the first and easiest thing that comes to mind for me. This is a way to create additional revenue by placing them in high traffic zones in the city. They won’t curb downtown’s appeal and the funds raised from the meters, could be utilized toward downtown improvements.
Please share your comments and ideas on how we can continue to bring in revenue for the city without raising taxes or fees.