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Free parking for government employees-Who's in charge?


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37 minutes ago, Two-lane said:

Who decided that the parking should be free, and is there a list of the members of the Chief Officers Group?

The Chief Officers Group is (as the name suggests) the CEOs of the various main Departments.  They meet (formally) once a month for such decisions and the minutes used to be published, but as with so much else, are not now since the end of 2018.  Amusingly at least five of the eight attendees there (not sure about Lowe) have since been booted out.

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More secrecy.

In addition, are Douglas councillors ok to use their free parking spaces if not on Council business at the Town Hall ? Isn't it covered in their expenses claims ?

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Free car parking, where it was until fairly recently recently paid for, does seem to fly in the face of the move to a greener future. Government is one of the biggest employers on the island, why are we throwing money at active travel strategies and subsidised public transport at the same time as encouraging them to commute in their cars?

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19 minutes ago, Roger Mexico said:

are not now since the end of 2018.

I'm not surprised, seeing as there is nothing worthwhile in that report.

So the CEOs and the Chief Secretary decide amongst themselves to give themselves free parking? Where is the oversight here?

My opinion is that whoever decided that there should be free parking should be the same people to decide when to end free parking.

If that is the Chief Officers Group, I am still not happy.

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1 hour ago, A fool and his money..... said:

Free car parking, where it was until fairly recently recently paid for, does seem to fly in the face of the move to a greener future. Government is one of the biggest employers on the island, why are we throwing money at active travel strategies and subsidised public transport at the same time as encouraging them to commute in their cars?

Government has no real interest in a greener future. They will encourage electric vehicles, high fuel prices, solar panels, etc. because it means spending, and therefore jobs and taxation. There are no real government incentives to go green. All they want is spending. 

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1 hour ago, Roger Mexico said:

The Chief Officers Group is (as the name suggests) the CEOs of the various main Departments.  They meet (formally) once a month for such decisions and the minutes used to be published, but as with so much else, are not now since the end of 2018.  Amusingly at least five of the eight attendees there (not sure about Lowe) have since been booted out.

Yes That group used to publish the minutes of their meetings. 

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48 minutes ago, Cambon said:

Government has no real interest in a greener future. They will encourage electric vehicles, high fuel prices, solar panels, etc. because it means spending, and therefore jobs and taxation. There are no real government incentives to go green. All they want is spending. 

Neither does Daphne, she just wants subsided solar and electric.

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