BELOW IS A LETTER SUBMITTED TODAY (SEPTEMBER 28)TO THE HERALD.
IT ILLUSTRATES CR TATE'S PENCHANT FOR OVERTURNING PREVIOUS STRONGLY HELD POSITIONS.WHY DIDN'T HE SHOW LEADERSHIP AND SUPPORT FREE PARKING IN THE CBD WHEN HE WAS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY BACK IN 2006?
It’s great that Newcastle City Council and particularly Lord Mayor John Tate, have changed their view and finally endorsed a trial of free weekend parking in the CBD.
I unsuccessfully moved a 6 months trial of free parking, against the recommendation of staff, when the Mall Markets opened in 2006.
The majority of councillors, including Cr Tate, spoke and voted against it. Better late than never.