Free off-peak public transport for Brisbane city ratepayers!

Principal Petitioner Peter Hayden, Runcorn
Date Closed Sat, 31 Aug 2019 This epetition has ended
No. of signatures 10 signatures

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Residents draw to attention the recent announcement by the Brisbane City Council to give free, off-peak public transport to senior citizens. This decision is unfair on the ratepayers of Brisbane city who have to pay for this program.

Your petitioners therefore request that the Brisbane City Council also offer free, off-peak public transport to the ratepayers of Brisbane city that ultimately will have to pay for this free off-peak travel for senior citizens. The petitioners also request that the Brisbane City Council give an optional rates discount to Brisbane city ratepayers that don't wish to participate in this proposed scheme, or don't want to pay for the free, off-peak travel of senior citizens. (Similar to the optional payment scheme the Brisbane City Council imposed on ratepayers when they were fixing City Hall some years ago.)

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