Sociologist, local councillor, activist from Malta

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Will other parking schemes be suspended?

So the Government has decided to suspend the timed parking scheme in Sliema. This scheme was fully compliant with legislation and was no different from parking schemes in other localities.

The scheme has been discussed within the Sliema Local Council, also including public meetings, since 2003 and has long been approved by the Authorities. Councillors from all three parties unanimously agreed on the scheme. Being in 4 local councils since 2003, I can vouch for this.

Following Government's quick decision to suspend the scheme, the inevitable comes to mind. Will schemes in other localities be suspended, too? Are some localities more equal than others?

The fact that public transport has been the cinderella of social policy for so long does not help things.

1 comment:

KsA said...

This is a total disgrace. By co-incidence we've spent 25 minutes yesterday driving around our Sliema neighbourhood to find a free parking lot. Had to park 10 minutes walk away. During the day we've been in Iklin and especially noticed their 'residents parking scheme' signs and were even more puzzled how a Prime minister can first-hand suspend it in Sliema without consultations and people`s vote.