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Municipalities will no: Do not cover the deficit with more taxes

1. January will enter a new parkeringslov in force, which makes it more expensive for some municipalities that have traffic wardens.

In the new year, the local authorities must indeed send a larger share of their parkeringsindtægter to the state, and it will give the deficit in the municipalities where the accounts of the day goes to zero. It applies, for example, in the Municipality of Esbjerg, where the new parkeringslov can give a deficit of up to dkk 750,000.

A nearby solution, which among other things discussed in Esbjerg, is to raise the p-charges or introduce parking is available to fill the gap - but it must municipalities do not, beats the FDM's legal consultant, Dennis Long, firm against DR South.

- You are not allowed to regulate similar prices on pay parking in accordance with, to have some expenditure, you have to have covered. If you do that, then it is illegal. The money you lack in Esbjerg, you must find another place in the municipal budget. You can't find it by introducing pay parking, says Dennis Long to DR.

Where the municipalities and the state so far have shared the revenue from the parking just above, the state must in the new year to have 70 percent of the pie. The politicians hope on the way to be able to avoid that some municipalities use pay parking to earn big money.

DR South writes that the new law will work as intended, for example, in Copenhagen, where the prices from the new year will be put down. According to the FDM was in Copenhagen last year the absolute high flier when it came to earning money on the parking, with a net income 621,5 million. crowns. Or two-thirds of the total revenue of parking in the entire country.

Different is the situation in many of the 76 Danish municipalities, who do not have pay parking. In several places the concern with timeparkering monitored by the traffic wardens, and it is not necessarily a rewarding business. It says Aase Nyegaard, mayor of Sønderborg Municipality.

- We are taken to the income for something we do not. And that's too bad. Here in Sønderborg Municipality, we have not introduced the p-charges. And when we have not done it, so I think it is obscene that money is being sent to the state. For we think it should be a cash cow, and she says to DR the South.

At FDM is a legal consultant Dennis Long, however, that you will sue if the local authorities choose to introduce pay parking or raising p-the charges to cover the deficit.

And with the economy and the interior, Simon Emil Ammitzbøll-Beetle (LA), there is apparently not much help to be had.

- If they can't finance their p-guards of the money (30% of the revenues, ed.), it must be because there aren't very many parked illegally. And so, I wonder, to they even use for the two p-guards, writes the minister in a written reply to DR.

In Esbjerg Municipality will, according to Søren Heide Lambertsen (S), who is chairman of the engineering and the building committee held, now are going to find other solutions.

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