Vincent Carroll: Put the brakes on accident fee
Just weeks ago, Denver's unfortunate plan to impose accident-response fees on some non-resident motorists appeared unstoppable.
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#1 Jun 27, 2010
First of all I think that everyone who has ever received a ticket on any of the state highways or streets within the city of Denver and any city that comprise the Denver Metropolitan area should file a class action lawsuit to get those convictions over-turned. The policing of those streets should be done by the Colorado state police and not by the local police departments. Secondly, charging several hundreds of dollars for any accident under the guise of a crash tax is what an insane person would propose; that is what auto insurance is for; to pay costs associated with the accident. And since the city brain center has already made a projected revenue of $1.1 million dollars, why do they not go ahead and disclose to the public how they arrived at that figure and what this newly found fountain of wealth will be used for, beside going into the pockets of political crooks and the further funding of their inappropriate spending sprees. Finally, instead of using any means necessary to raise money, the city or cities should freeze pay increases for the next ten years for all employees hired, elected or appointed; stop spending money on unnecessary conference trips, use teleconferencing instead, and stop spending money on stupid department parties. And do a much better job of holding these so-called small businesses feet to the fire for not paying their fair share of taxes. There are thousands of small business owners that are not reporting their true earnings to the appropriate authorities and they should be prosecuted for their crookedness. And this simple plan of action alone would raise more than $1.1 million dollars for the city without trying to legislate legal robbery.
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#2 Jun 28, 2010
I used to like going shopping in Denver but after this article I stopped driving into Denver period.
I believe that the police will soon pin the accidents on out of towners so they can clean up ripping off the tourists.
All I know is redlight cameras were supposed to take care of budget problems.
Looks like that is not working anymore so it is onto another way to cheat the taxpaying public.
Sorry Denver but I just won't spend my money in a city that wants to rip me off with a new scam to screw rheir fellow man.
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