‘Little box’ where voices are heard
At long last, the City Hall of Quezon City finally came to its senses. Taxpayers have been complaining for years about the inadequacy of its parking spaces, which made the periodic ritual of “giving unto Caesar what is Caesar’s” a living hell.
In a letter (“At least, build parking lots for taxpayers,” Opinion, 2/21/17), I begged the city officials to build “multilevel parking structures” on vast empty lots in the premises, at least to mitigate the miseries and homicidal inclinations of taxpayers. Other local governments have done that. Why Quezon City, the richest of all, had not thought of doing that gave many taxpayers cause to stop paying taxes.
Now, we are pleased to see the wide area previously used for open parking being fenced off for the ongoing construction of a multilevel parking structure. And we thought all along, nobody reads the Inquirer’s box for “Letters,” which is where people with little voices can have their complaints heard throughout the entire archipelago.
Thank you, Inquirer, for allowing us to move our city officials into action. There’s only one problem, though—if those new parking slots will all end up being again “reserved” only for judges, fiscals, city officials and employees.
ARNULFO MAGISTRADO, email@example.com
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