I am a frequent hiker at the Camelback Mountain Echo Canyon trail. After finding out that the City of Phoenix is attempting to charge for parking at trail heads, when we already pay to maintain them, I decided to take action. I will soon be handing out fliers whenever I go hiking.
In my world, there’s nothing wrong with a little advertising mixed with a public service announcement. After all, I’m spreading the message for free! Here’s my little offering: Hiking_Populist_Flyer
Phoenix Will Soon Be Accepting More Donations From YOU
– Unfortunately this donation is in the form of Parking fees, which amount to double-taxation and there isn’t a choice in the matter, unless you speak up.
What you should know about the new fee to park near Phoenix mountain trail heads, including this one:
From October 2009 to the present, The City of Phoenix has imposed more than $100 Million in NEW taxes including water rates, sewer rates, business permit fees, application fees, towing charges – plus a new $50 million food tax.
The Parks and Recreation Board, which has authority to raise fees without City Council approval, voted last week to charge for parking at mountain preserve lots. The mountain preserve parking fee also came with virtually no notice to the public before it passed.
It will not be enforced – meaning no one has to pay any fine — until the City Council authorizes that, which might not be for months, until after an “education” period.
Your tax dollars have already paid for upkeep and maintenance of this trail. Do not allow yourself to be double-taxed.
PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE A PARKING PASS. LET PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS MATTER.
Thanks and happy hiking!
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