Municipal fund raising - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 26.12.12 | 15:49 (IST)

    I find it amazing that the City charges residents of a street (or area) for improvements that they didn't make a special request for. In the case the railroad park, the City advertises it as an improvement (attraction, perhaps) that paying arona helped create. Ongoing infrastructure improvements/ maintenance should be coming out of the budget. I get the impression that neighborhood projects are fund raising opportunities for the City--soak more money out of the residents--instead of an expected municipal service for its residents. With the law on their side, the City 'gouges' its residents to pay for things they didn't request or pre-approve. It seems more chutzpah than a service.

    from the article: Jerusalem residents charged NIS 20,000-40,000 for new roads in Railroad Park
    First published 05:56 24.12.12 | Last updated 05:56 24.12.12
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