In 2023, the city will continue to raise charges, including for parking. A long-term view shows that it will often be more expensive than inflation.
Next Thursday, it will be decided how much more the Viennese will have to pay for water, waste, and sewage in 2023.
It is a foregone conclusion that the increase will take effect in January. The automatic adjustment is not suspended – for the second time in a row. That clarified from the mayor downward to the city hall superiors.
Councilor for Finance Peter Hanke explains in the “Standard” that parking will also become more expensive. Not the parking sticker, but the parking tickets.
The ÖVP has calculated the following with the usual calculation method – a mixture of consumer price index and legally prescribed roundings: One hour of parking will cost 2.50 euros. Instead of 2.20 euros as of now. That would increase 13.6 percent, well above the inflation rate (about nine percent). “Red-Pink seamlessly continues the car driver rip-off of Red-Green. The rip-off destroys livelihoods and must be stopped,” rages black finance spokesman Manfred Juraczka. Well, the city government wants to push back the individual traffic anyway.
But such price increases do not only concern drivers. A long-term comparison with 2010, which the city’s Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) has also examined, shows that the charges have exploded in some cases. For example, for graves (see graphic). “Baths, libraries, and cemeteries decide their tariffs autonomously and do not fall under the valorization law,” explains a Hanke spokeswoman. It’s different for garbage collection, sewage, water, and parking. Here the inflation value is determined with the reference date of 18 August. Price-wise, for the time being, the Öffi Jahreskarte and the one-way ticket remain unchanged. This is to apply at least until the end of the year.
- source: krone.at/picture: hp
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